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Gophers edge Pirates


Quarterback Steve Hynes found both Rob Myrden and Alex Forward in the end zone on Sunday as the Golden Gophers eked out a 16-14 victory over the Pirates in Corner Brook Coors Light Touch Football League play at Wellington Street Sports Complex.

Myrden also intercepted Pirates quarterback Greg Whelan twice in the winning cause.

Forward and Grant Vincent both made two-point conversions.

Jeff Hull hauled in both touchdown throws from Whelan in the loss, while also putting up a two-point conversion.

Paul George and Mark Gillis both recorded picks on defence, while Phil Oake had two sacks.

Elsewhere, Harry Patterson threw two touchdowns and Steve Huxter ran in a pick-six as Marine Lounge blasted the Raiders 22-6.

David Alexander and Glen Aucoin came down with the touchdown passes, while Alexander and Huxter each had a two-point conversion.

Aucoin got to the quarterback for three sacks.

Matt Roache threw one touchdown in the loss, to Colin Dunphy, while also coming away with a pick on defence.

In the day’s other game, Ryan Barry had four touchdown passes to four different receivers — Andrew Peckford, Josh Noel, Don Patey and Josh Inniss — as the Broncos beat up on the Falcons 29-0.

Barry kicked three rouges, while Peckford made good on a two-point conversion.

The defenders nearly caught more balls than the receivers in this one, as Peter Rose (2), Mark Hillier, Peckford and Barry all had interceptions. Patey added a pair of sacks.

The only positives for the Falcons in this one was a sack apiece for Cody Pittman and Drew Nadon.

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