Review written by @Bandit
Short review this week folks as I am in the middle of moving house! It’s amazing how much crap one accumulates over 10 years in one spot.
Wagga Wagga Wombats 1031 defeated by Nareewillock Nuffers 1107
Nuffers notch a win, even thought their defence was poor , but JPK (103), NicNat (115), Lazarus Dixon (115) and Grigg (101) did enough to get them over the line. Lenny’s Wombats didn’t offer a lot… with one red nut going bananas (Oliver 154) but another ranga (Richards) being shit with a 59.
Birdsville Battlers 1316 defeat Darraweit Guim Dirigibles 1227
4th vs 3rd… and the Birdsville lads come out with the chocolates. 7 tonnes including a massive 130 from Hipwood (Outta nowhere Vince McMahon style) get them home comfortably. Darraweit’s ruck woes continue, but a nice return to form for Aliir and Cogs, Walters, Gunston and Edwards all doing their part. If one of the Geelong rucks players Chris goes awfully close to a win. Things need to change if the Blimps are going to worry anyone come finals time though.
Cradle Mountain Devils 1417 defeat Foul Bay Chickens 1350
@dmandrews needed this one for his beloved Devils sitting in 9th to keep in touch with the 8, as @ChiefRussell ‘s Chooks were one spot above him. A 1400+ scores with only 5 tons shows a good consistent effort across the board. Foul Bay’s defence sucked, with no player scoring over 70, but with 6 tons across the other three lines, there is still quality there and only write them off come finals time at your peril.
Lovely Banks Lilacs 1072 defeated by Gundagai Grasshoppers 1162
@Jen goes in a player short and loses by 90. @snoz might have been lucky or he might not have, as the Hoppers weren’t brilliant either. Man bun Grundy went large for Gundagai with a 155. For the purple haze, Duncan was solid with a 125, and pin head Sinclair chimed in with a 122
Iron Knob Codpieces 1452 defeat Larrikin Lagoon Lefties 1004
“age shall not weary them’… the Knob turns back the clock and posts the highest score for the round to solidify their spot in the Top 8. 7 tons to Iron Knob with Breust going mental for a 165, and old man Hodge locking in a 121 proved to be too much for Jelly Guy, with only Brayshaw (126) offering any resistance.
Marble Bar Misfits 1423 vs Gariwerd Cockatoos 1333
Marble Bar finally start to hit their stride, they are three wide on the turn at the 600… but if they pull the whip and ride hard they might get that top 8 spot. A loss to @anthak ’s mob means they are only one game clear in 7th, with four teams snapping at their heels.7 tons to the Misfits, a few of those in orange, whilst the Cockies had 6 100+ scores, with the Rock Lobster (121) being the pick of the bunch. Gariwerd a bit stiff having a score that would have beaten 12 other teams.
Mount Beauty Uglies 1174 defeated by Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles 1238
6 tons from the Uglies vs only 4 from the Cows shows it isn’t just about high scores, but more about all playing your part. The cows go some way towards locking in the double chance, grabbing a 4 point lead after the Blimps loss. @bama will shine a light on Spargo (34) as one of the passengers, but @graeme will be happy with the overall team effort. Mitch (47) decided to go pig hunting again… surely the bell must toll soon?
Whitsunday Warriors 1152 defeated by Venus Bay Vultures 1442
@TerryinBangkok ‘s guys make it one win from the last 5, whilst @Fitzy ‘s Vultures kick another arse. 4 tons for Terry’s mob but McCartin (28) is a concern for both the Warriors and the Saints. For Venus Bay it was more of the same with Gaff, Yeo, Higgins, Beams, Martin and O’Meara hitting triple figures.
Charlies Opening Spelunkers 1094 defeat Wineglass Bay Packers 972
My mob somehow manage to win in a week when @TheTassieHawk ‘s team would have otherwise gone above them… so much for an early draft pick. Some rays of light (Fritsch with a 102) and some absolute shit (3 mids scoring less than 70) sums up my mob at the moment. Good to see Darcy get a run in the ruck and come through unscathed. @Tracey will be dirty with Hampton (9) but Mundy (101), Sloane (96) and Stretch (93) were serviceable. Hell, even Majak got 85!