Round 15 Review Well, it's almost a review. Round 15 – AFL Round 15 Date Tuesday 1st September 2020 THEME - Stupid Injury Round Ever broken a foot while throwing a gridiron ball with friends? How about spearing yourself with a garden stake? Breaking a wrist tripping over a fence? Doing an ACL by slipping in the shower? Breaking ankles jumping off a fence? Breaking wrists jumping off a ute? Hurting yourself by tripping over your own suitcase? Or by getting hit by a golf cart? Or just being dumb enough to try firewalking? Of course we normal people would never do such things. But in the rarefied world populated by elite AFL footballers, these hazards are virtually unavoidable. So this round we all hope that none of our ORFFA teams' players inflict upon themselves a stupid injury ... and please, please - just don't try firewalking. Foul Bay Chickens V Larrikin Lagoon Lefties Nowhere Else Wanderers V Wineglass Bay Packers Whitsunday Warriors V Lovely Banks Lilacs Charlies Opening Spelunkers V Marble Bar Misfits Birdsville Battlers V Wagga Wagga Wombats Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles V Cradle Mountain Devils Mount Beauty Uglies V Gundagai Grasshoppers Iron Knob Codpieces V Gariwerd Cockatoos Venus Bay Vultures V Nareewillock Nuffers Byes: Geelong, Gold Coast, North Melbourne, Port Adelaide, St Kilda, Western Bulldogs Foul Bay Chickens 1014 def Larrikin Lagoon Lefties 528 No surprises here in the battle of 2nd v last. Even less surprising given it was 13 v 7 on field. Saad, Shepherd and Langford all knocked out tons for the Chooks, while Perryman’s continued emergence was the lone highlight for the Lefties who are now guaranteed another spoon. Nowhere Else Wanderers 750 def by Wineglass Bay Packers 770 One extra warm body was enough to give the Packers their 4th win for the year and avoid any chance of winning the spoon. Pleasingly for Tracey, it was the younger brigade of Daicos, Ash and Keays leading the way. Lyons and May were good for the Wanderers but there were too many shit scores for Dave to overcome being a man down. Whitsunday Warriors 532 def by Lovely Banks Lilacs 564 Not a game for the purists, but at least Warriors and the Lilacs were equally handicapped by the bye situation. It also provided a close contest for the Tiki Bar regulars to enjoy. In the end, Jen got far more from her forwards, led by Flyin’ Ryan and DUI Stengle, than TIB could get from Jezza and co. Charlies Opening Spelunkers 1117 def by Marble Bar Misfits 1233 In the sole 15-a-side edition of the game for the round, the Spetankers tried less hard than the Misfits, who again proved themselves to be an incompetent tanking outfit. More tons for the cave dwellers, but also more dross, punctuated by Dow’s craptacular 19. Big days out from Lloyd and Haynes were enough to see the Misfits home. Birdsville Battlers 801 V Wagga Wagga Wombats 941 It was 10 a side but barely a contest as half the Wombats team went past 100. The defensive unit of Ridley, Smith and Barrass was particularly dominant. Playing one man in the backline was a bold strategy that backfired badly for the Battlers. Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles 912 V Cradle Mountain Devils 1079 It was always going to be an uphill task for the Cows playing 11 v 14, and so it proved to be. Kiddy Coleman was promising on debut while Titch, Fyfe and O’Brien made sure the Cows gave a good account of themselves. For the Devils, Pendlebury continued to hold Father Time at bay and the extra bodies meant they had enough in reserve to overcome a poor night from Nankervis. Iron Knob Codpieces 673 def by Gariwerd Cockatoos 762 The Cockatoos got the chocolates in this 9 a side clash, which could also be described as the Matt Crouch show, though he did get plenty of help from Laird, Hurn and JPK. Scrimshaw and Darling knocked out hundreds for the Cods, but I think Jimbo is another of us who’ll be happy that round 16 is already here to help us forget this one. Venus Bay Vultures 884 def Nareewillock Nuffers 407 Only 9 Vultures took the field but five of those went past 100 as Fitzy had only one disappointing score from Daniher to worry about. It was more than enough, though, as the Vultures easily accounted for a 7 man Nuffers outfit. I imagine TTH will probably just nod in appreciation at another fine performance from young Caleb Serong, forget the rest of it and move on to the next round. Mount Beauty Uglies 966 V Gundagai Grasshoppers 1059 The Uglies lack of warm bodies may have cost them a win and the rest of a more interesting finish to the year - not that @snoz will care, of course. Playing with 3 extra, the Hoppers got a bit of a scare from the undermanned Uglies before managing to get home by 93. Well, 3 extra might be a bit of an overstatement given that Frederick and Stringer combined for 30 between them. Regardless, the Hoppers have been the dominant team all year and will be/are worthy winners. At two games clear with two to play, and 1600 points for in front of second place, even the anti-maskers would struggle denying this one. Well played, @snoz.