YOUNG Guns proved they are a Division One team by beating the more fancied Thunder, 7-6, in the Portland Touch Football elimination final.
On paper Young Guns had youth and speed, while Thunder looked to have the experience.
The game started at a frantic pace with both teams attacking from the outset.
Young Guns used their speed to exploit Thunder’s defence with Michael Vom opening the scoring after a fantastic run down the wing.
Thunder struck back with some fancy footwork from Luke Moore resulting in a score.
Cody Chapman and Jay Moody then teamed well together to score two more for the Young Guns.
Thunder hit back again with two touchdowns to captain Rob Biadacz to level the scores three-all.
With the half time siren sounding, Vom gave Young Guns the lead, 4-3, when he sliced a way through the Thunder defence to score right on half time.
Thunder came out the better after the break scoring through Dan Andrews and Simon Trewick to take the lead.
Not to be outdone, Young Guns hit back with three touchdowns from Adam Cassie, Jay Moody and Cody Chapman.
Young Guns looked to have the game in the bag.
But with time running down, Moore closed the margin after he scored in the corner after a Trewick pass.
Young Guns held firm and completed an impressive victory. What made the win quite special was that the majority of the Young Guns side have only started playing Touch Football this year.
Read more in Wednesday’s edition of the Portland Observer.