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Titans crowned KPMG Touch Super League champions

Titans were crowned the winner of the KPMG Touch Super League after going undefeated in all their games.

The team had secured their place in the final after topping the league with 16 points from four wins and two draws. Their opposition was decided with a semi-final between Chargers and Raiders who had both finished the round robin stage with 10 points having each won one, drawn two and lost three. The game ended in a 5 – 2 victory for Raiders with Charger’s touchdowns came from Andy Akram and Alec Bailey and there were two each for Raiders players Adam Greening and Sam Pritchard and one from Matt Brehaut.

The final, on the 3G pitch at KGV which is the new home of Guernsey Touch, was a competitive game of touch. Titans defence proved to be the deciding factor in the game and repeatedly kept Raiders from reaching the touchdown zone.

Mark Bristowe, who was the league’s top touchdown scorer, had a fantastic game and scored four touchdowns with one apiece from Dan Hainsworth, Dom Paige and Ollie Ward to give Titans a 7 – 2 victory. Raiders’ touchdowns came from Adam Greening and Laura Cravo.

Top women’s scorer was Charly Alston from Raiders with Lucy Holden from Chargers and Greening named as the league’s most valuable players.

‘The KPMG Touch Super League is the season opener for Guernsey Touch and this year’s league saw some really competitive games being played. It’s been fantastic to try out the facilities at our new home at KGV and we’re looking forward to what the rest of the season will bring,’ said Guernsey Touch chair Katrina Bray.

With less than a fortnight to go until the start of the 12-week KPMG Touch Summer League, teams are already training hard and entries for the mixed, ladies, men’s and new corporate league are being finalised.

‘It’s great to see so many teams taking their training seriously and we know that some have been training for several months. We’re also delighted that we have had good interest in the new corporate league which aims to provide new teams with a more social environment in which to learn and play. Guernsey Touch coaches have already spotted some future island players from the teams,’ said Katrina.

As well as the leagues, training for the island squad is underway ahead of a tournament in France in June and the European Championship in Wales in August.

Information about touch can be found at www.guernseytouch.org.gg