SOURCE took two of the five titles on offer in the FNB Summer Touch League, winning the Mixed A and the Ladies divisions.
The 12 week league saw 34 teams taking part and 1,300 touchdowns being scored.
‘It was another fantastic FNB Summer Touch League with more than a thousand touchdowns being scored in just 12 weeks. It was great to see so many people taking part and enjoying the sport and we had a huge turnout for our presentation night,’ said Guernsey Touch chair Katrina Bray.
‘The league wouldn’t happen without the support of so many from St Peter Constables, Beau Sejour, our sponsors FNB, the committee, the referees and the players and we want to thank them all for making touch a continued success in the island.’
Martyn Banton from FNB presented prizes to the winning teams and to the highest touchdown scorers and most valued players from each division.
Source Sorcerers won the Mixed A for the second year in a row having won 10 and drawn two of their games. Concept 360 finished second having also won 10 but two defeats saw them drop points and end the season with two points less than Source Sorcerers. The final game of the season decided the third place winner with Lancaster Dam Busters and Galaxy playing each other. The game finished in a 6 – 3 win for Lancaster Dam Busters who took third spot on touchdown difference leaving Galaxy in fourth. PwC Mixed 1 finished fifth on 22 points having won four, drawn two and lost six, Martel-Dunn Mixed A were sixth with two wins and 10 defeats to give them 16 points and Specsavers finished bottom with 12 straight defeats.
Mixed A’s highest touchdown scorer was Ollie Ward with 22 and MVPs were Dan Le Prevost and Ash Veron.
With eight teams in Mixed B, quarter finals, semis and finals were held. Electric Shocks took on Collas Crill Pink Sox in the finals and convincingly took the title with a 9 – 2 win. Crazy Horses and L’Eree Confidential met in the third and fourth place play-off and the game was evenly matched finishing five all and forcing a drop-off which Crazy Horses won to take third. PwC Mixed 2 were unable to field a team giving Can’t Touch Liz fifth place and in the play-off for seventh and eighth, Martel-Dunn Mixed B scored four and Panthers Touch had to settle for bottom spot having scored one less.
Mixed B’s highest touchdown scorer was Chris Wrigley with 24 and MVPs were Dave O’Hanlon and Cassie Fish.
Despite forfeiting their last game of the season, Concept 360 Men’s took the Men’s A title with 27 points having won all of their other games. PwC Men’s finished second with 23 points having won six, drawn one and lost three. Touchdown difference decided third, fourth and fifth places with three teams finishing on 19 points having each won three, drawn three and lost four. Despite losing the final game of the season 5 – 2 to Source Temp Tigers, Guernsey Men’s finished third with a touchdown difference of one. Source Temp Tigers finished fourth and Galaxy Men’s finished fifth with a touchdown difference of minus three. Martel-Dunn Men’s finished sixth with 12 points having won just one game.
Men’s A highest touchdown scorers were Dale Rutledge and Alec Bailey who both score 10 and the MVP was Alastair Campbell.
Having won all 12 of their games, Office Solution Gaels convincingly took the Men’s B title, finishing with 36 points, seven clear of their nearest rivals The Exiles. With eight wins and four losses, Specsavers Stags finished third with 28 points, again seven points ahead of their nearest rivals Electric Shocks Men’s who finished fourth. Colts finished fifth with 20 points with The Clams in sixth on 17 and Guernsey Ladies bottom with 14 points.
Highest touchdown scorer for Men’s B was Iain Thompson and the MVP was Airy Cleere.
The ladies winner was decided on the last night of the season with Galaxy at the top after 11 weeks. But on the night, Source Seductress proved the winner, beating Galaxy 3 – 0 and taking the title on touchdown difference after both teams finished with 28 points. Martel- Dunn Ladies finished third with 21 points having won five, drawn one and lost four, Hot Panths were four points behind to take fourth place, Specsavers Sirens finished fifth with 13 points and one place, and one point, behind them were PwC Ladies.
Highest touchdown scorer was Carly Parrott with 13 and the MVP was Fi Ashworth.
The FNB Summer Touch League is followed by an eight week FNB Autumn Touch League which is played on Sunday afternoons. Anyone wishing to be involved should email email@example.com