Round 1 Review courtesy of @TerryinBangkok
Win or lose, isn’t it just great to be back?
Waikiks 1380 def. Uglies 1252
Good tussle this one with both teams scoring 5 tons. Great way to start the season but it doesn’t get any easier for Mount Beauty next week with the clash of the Tassie Mountain Men.
Vultures 1226 def. Battlers 1078
Fitzy started with a bang and the Battlers well, they battled. Only one ton to the Vultures but very good even scores across the board. Ominous.
Devils 1354 def. Lefties 1048
It’s official. The Lefties are building. The Devils made a mess of them with a polished performance, but the Lefties have set themselves a benchmark for the rest of the year. Larrikin Lagoon rises from the ashes?
Lilacs 1189 def. Wanderers 996
Lilacs are a rapidly improving team and will be thereabouts come finals time. The Wanderers remain a development team but are pushing that magic 1k mark. Hope to see steady improvement this year from both teams.
Wombats 1334 def. Cockatoos 798.
Bang. The Wombats are the Adelaide Crows of the ORFFA and the Cockies are Geelong. We know the Cockies will bounce back, but can the Wombats put together a consistent season and climb to the heights we know they are capable of?
Chickens 1330 def. Nuffers 909
Like good wine, the Chooks just get better with age and have shown they still have plenty left in the tank. The Nuffers are another development side, fueled by enthusiasm.
Grasshoppers 1301 def. Spelunkers 1066
The Spelunkers signed the Magna Carta while Gundagai would be happy to have that one in the bag. Both teams can be expected to improve on this outing.
Packers 956 def. Warriors 934
Warriors got off to a bad start with injury woes aplenty, but full credit to the Packers who ground out a gutsy well deserved win. 1k is the target for Tracey and this week would be a good time to do it.
Misfits 1388 def. Codpieces 958
Marble Bar have shown their hand early, top scoring, while all of the Knob’s juicy draft picks didn’t amount to a hell of a lot. Flynn might be the steal of the draft and the Misfits still have Whitfield to come. Hope they exercise a bit more discretion this week.
Only one close one in all of that. Is Round 1 an aberration with so many 1300+ scores or is it a sign that ORFFA is being split into a two-tiered competition? Hopefully a few surprises this week.