The Central Blues came away from round ten with mixed results after the men comfortably beat the Toronto Eagles but the women fell short against the Ottawa Swans.
With the second division side missing round ten with a bye, the first division men played first against the Eagles and proved that Riley “Vossy” Armstrong, Steve “Snorkel” Rutledge and Ewan “Obi” Williams had just been hindering the Blues’ success. The Blues kept the Eagles goalless in the first quarter and quickly shot out to a 44-1 lead at quarter time. The Blues let through a few goals, but never took the foot off the pedal, cruising to an emphatic 93-point victory. The final score was 19.11.125 to 4.8.32, resulting in slightly more than the 18-point margin that the Phantom had predicted.
Of the 19 Blues goals, six went to Sean “Shorty” Goedheer and three each to Daniel “Willsy” Wills and Chris “Dawsy” Daws. Paul Davis and Kyle “Doc” Docherty kicked two goals each and single goals were kicked by Tim “Timbits” Keck, Diarmuid “Dermo” Moroney and Dan “D2” Lock. Bruce “Bruiser” Parker polled best in the votes, followed by Paul, Doc, Shorty and Timbits. The victory has helped cement the Blues’ position two games clear in the top six.
Final Score – Div 1
Saturday, August 9th
Eagles vs Blues
4.8.32 · 19.11.125
The women were not so fortunate as to share in the victory celebrations, going down to a visiting Ottawa Swans outfit 3.10.28 to 0.3.3. The talents of Kirsten Bodashefsky, Ashley “Smashley” Grant, Jen “Red Rocket™” Nicholls and Renee “Happy Chaps” Tong were missed, as they are no longer with us. They’re not dead or anything, they’re just playing in Australia.
Despite a disappointing result, the girls still put up a great fight and managed to get 15 dressed, including debutant Julie Bogai who played well in the backline. Claire Moroney received the beer for Best on Ground and Amy Agulay Buchmann deservedly won the Top Contributor. The Ladies are still in third place, poised and ready for a victorious finals campaign.
Final Score – Women
Saturday, August 9th
Blues vs Swans
0.3.3 · 3.10.28
Next round is another bye for the reserves, but the firsts and women will be headed down whichever highway goes to Hamilton (Blue Steel doesn’t drive, he flies) to take on the Wildcats. Men bring your game faces as the Wildcats are always hungry for a win on home turf and women bring your mouth guards. And padding. And maybe even a helmet.
Who are we gonna beat? The Wildcats!
Really, really, really, ridiculously good kicking.