Action from the mixed open match between Tamworth and Parramatta.
Action from the mixed open match between Tamworth and Parramatta.

Sydney teams dominate State Cup



COFFSHARBOUR'S first venture into hosting the NSW OzTag State Cup saw Sydney teams dominate action at the International Sports Stadium on the weekend.

Local OzTag official, Janine Kelly said while there were some problems experienced after wet weather caused a number of fields to be closed, organisers were pleased with the facilities Coffs Harbour had to offer.

"There were a number of games which were delayed until later at night than we expected and there were some tired players around at the end of the day," she said.

A total of 78 teams entered the carnival representing metropolitan and country teams in nine divisions: men's, women's and mixed opens, men's and women's 30s, men's 35s, 40s and 45s and men's 23s.

While Coffs Harbour teams were outclassed and failed to win a match, the under 23 men's team performed strongly giving a number of their classy opponents a real run for their money.

A number of former Sydney first graders played in the carnival including Mick Mullane, Graeme Wynn and Perry Haddock. Coffs Harbour will continue to host the State Cup for the next three years.

Carnival results.

Men's open: Parramatta d Central Coast 4-2.

Mixed open: Macarthur d Menai 6-1.

Women's open: Cronulla d Macarthur 7-1.

Women's 30s: Souths d Cronulla 3-2.

Men's 40s: Souths d Wollongong 8-5.

Men's 30s: Cronulla d Homebush 6-1.

Men's 35s: Souths d Macarthur 6-3.

Men's 45s: Menai d Cronulla 5-4 in extra time.

Men's 23s: Parramatta d Blacktown 6-2.

Organisers thanked Coffs City Sky Divingand Coffs Fish Coop for their sponsorship support.

In the local Oztag competition, the Tuesday mixed and men's Wednesday competitions are now in the semi-finals stage with winter competitions to commence on May 2 and 3 respectively.



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