Touch and go
THREE late touchdowns in the space of five minutes by the Clocktower Hotel proved decisive against Koppers in the A-grade touch football grand final on Tuesday night.
With the game evenly balanced, Clocktower, led superbly by Mitch Lollback, upped the ante in the dying stages to record an 8-5 victory.
Played at a furious pace the game teetered throughout the match with both sides relying on their fast men out of acting-half to turn the defence around.
With teams locked at 3-3 at the break an upset was on the cards as Koppers playmaker Anthony Don rallied his side. Don was untouchable at times with his elusive running and blistering speed.
Koppers took the lead immediately after half-time when Don left three defenders grasping at air on his way to the tryline. Unfortunately Koppers failed to support their star player for the remainder of the game by giving him limited opportunities to scoop from acting- half.
Veteran representative player Rob Godwin came into his own late in the second half. Godwin was calm under pressure and his experience setting up attacking plays continually stretched Koppers’ defensive line.
Touchdowns to Mitch Lollback, Sam Hartmann and Josh Lollback late in the game sealed a Clocktower victory.
Clocktower’s Mitch Lollback was arguably the best on field with his younger brother Josh not far behind.
Anthony Don was a standout performer for Koppers.