2014 Kanga Summer Season

2014 Match Reports and Hall of Fame Awards

Award Winners

2014 Presentation Night

Premiers: Brixton Liberty Takers (BLT)

Runners Up: Touchy Touchy

Best Female: Miranda Haslem

Best Male: Tim Watts

Best International: Toby Raper (England)

Golden Boot: Mick Armstrong (45 goals)

Best in Final: Matty Lyons

All the above will be inducted into the Kanga website Hall of Fame.

 

2014 FINALS

 

2014 Grand Final

   

 

BLT 0.9.5 (59) defeated Touchy Touchy 0.3.3 (21)

Goals – BLT: Mick Armstrong 8, Matty Lyons 1
Touchy Touchy: James Brathwaite 3

Best – BLT: Tim Watts, Mick Armstrong, Dan Weymouth (M. Lyons, voted best by umpire, but opposition captain failed to recognise his dominance).

Touchy Touchy: Tobie Raper, Miranda Haslem, Trent Smith

BLT were crowned 2014 Kanga Footy Premiers with a commanding 38 point victory against cross-town rivals Touchy Touchy at Clapham Common, to sign off on what was a great year of social footy.

Touchy Touchy fancied their chances with BLT looking on the ropes following their loss to wooden spooners, Average Joes in the last match. With great form themselves, Ladbrokes were quoting 7/5 for the Reds to prevail and at half time, it looked as though they were right.

Tobie Raper and Grand Final Spring Queen Miranda Haslem were everywhere and the pressure applied by Ad Benedykt and Chris Hinds caused turnover after turnover, as the Blues looked overawed by the Touchy Touchy aggression. Brat was busy up forward with three goals, while Trent Smith had a great battle with dual Golden Boot Mick Armstrong at the other end.

Despite their best efforts, the Reds were unable to maintain their early composure and the Blues took control of the great tussle after the main break. “We did our best, but there was too much run and carry from BLT and we were a bit long in the teeth in the end”, said vetran skipper Chris Hinds. “Well done Blue, and congratulations to our team on a mighty effort to claim runners up!”

For the Premiers, Grand Final Sprint King Tim Watts was outsanding, and was later crowned Best Male of the competition at the Windmill for his season’s efforts. Mick Armstrong bagged 8 goals to take his tally to a league record 45 goals for the season, while Alex Price, Suze Richards, Caro Neilson, Ree Kurnof, Dan Weymouth and the author of this match report fought hard to take the points in a memorable match. “The hard work paid off”, said Captain Dan Weymouth, “Good to see the scriptwriters doing their job for Mattie in his last game. Great work Brixton Liberty Takers!”

Bogan Bingo Nominee: Miranda Haslem – for her Boganistic feat, see our facebook page.

1st Semi-Final Liabilities 3.5.11 (68) defeated Avearge Joes 0.1.3 (9)

Goals – Liabilities: Lisa Wilson 3, Aaron Williams 3, Dave Ellison 1, Tom Steele 1

Average Joes: Grant Starec 1

Best – Liabilities: Lisa Wilson, Dave Ellison, Tom Steele
Average Joes: Dan Lucas, Timmy, Tom Barnes

In the battle to avoid the wooden spoon, both teams traded punches in a spirited contested to kick off the Kanga Footy Finals Round.

Chasing their third win on the trot after knocking off top-of-the-table BLT last week, the Average Joes were full of confidence and attacked with ferocity and vigor. Dan Lucas continued his fine form and Bertie was dangerous throughout, while the man wth the can, Tom Barnes, benefitted from a continuous burst of amber nectar to repeatedly repel the opposition’s advances. In the end however, they were unable to stop the pink avalanche and were overrun by 59 points, leaving skipper Grant Starec to lament the loss. “After building some excellent momentum in the last month, too many players failed to show up today”, he said.

In contrast, the Pinks saved their best form for the season when it mattered most, with a terrific team performance that left the punters thinking of what might have been, had they shown such class throughout the year.

Lisa Wilson was the standout performer, netting three super goals and assisting in two others to put an exclaimation mark on an impressive debut Kanga season. She was ably supported by Dave Ellison, Horse Williams, Diego Bagallini and Steph Barker who ran rings around the greens at dizzying pace. It was skipper Tom Steele however who provided the highlight, with a rare goal for the defender that typified the pink’s afternoon and kicked off an afternoon of celebratory drinks and ended with many of the stars passed out on Clapham High Street hours later. “Awesome effort by the team”, said the man of Steele, “We brought it together when we needed to. PS, we hate Pamps”.

Bogan Nominee: Tom Barnes. For his boganly form, log on to our Kanga Facebook group…

2nd Semi-Final   Wildcats 2.4.4 (46) defeated AIL 1.3.2 (29)

Goals – Wildcats: Matty Shannon 3, Lisa Wilson 2, Dan Ayo 1

AIL: Marcus Tobacco 3, Annie McAppion 1

Best – Wildcats: Matty Shannon, Bertie Lotte, Lisa Wilson

AIL: Liz Cordina, Annie Mac, Marcus Tobacco

The Wildcats defeated AIL by 17 points in a fast and good spirited encounter in the second final, infornt of a boisterous crowd of tipsy players from the previous game who were not short on advice from the sidelines.

AIL were dashing despite the defeat, with Marcus Tobacco providing a great new focal point up forward and converted three goals to give his team every opportunity of victory. Louise and Jane got their hands on the ball a lot with determined play, while Liz Cordina was sterling throughout. Captain Annie Mac was proud of her troops and said “Fantastic last effort from the canaries, especially through the middle of the ground”.

Last season’s premiers, the Wildcats, were keen to end the season on a high and Matty Shannon brought his A-game to the table as he dominated with three goals in a best afield performance. Teammates Mindy Funnell, Dan Ayo and Maddy Smith were busy throughout, while crowd favorite, Bertie Coppe capped off a great year with a fine game. “Really fun game, good communication and a great way to end the season”, said their leader Olivia Potts. “We’ll be back next year”.

Bogan Bingo Nominee: Bertie Coppe – for his boganly effort, see our facebook group page!

 

 

 

2014 SUMMER HOME AND AWAY  

 

 

 

Round 1

 

 

Wildcats 1.4.2 (35) defeated Average Joes 0.4.4 (28)

Goals – Wildcats: Dave McGill 4, Lisa Wilson 1

Average Joes: James Sullivan 4

Best – Wildcats: Maddy, Olivia Potts, Dan Weymouth

Average Joes: James Sullivan, Tom Barnes, Chloe Romeo

In the match of the round, Wooden Spooners, the Avearge Joes, gave Premiers the Wildcats a massive scare, eventually falling short by just seven points in a cracking game.

The Wildcats were best served by Dave McGill in the forward arc, with four goals, while Dan Weymouth was unstoppable in defence. Matty Shannon was everywhere in the midfield and Maddy’s sticky fingers were a feature of the Blacks’ silky skills, while newly appointed Captain Olivia Potts played a great game in her first match as leader. “It was a tough game with so many new players”, she said, “but in the end, we were able to get the job done”.

For the Greens, Tom Barnes was a rock in defence and showed that he will be a force in the Summer comp, combining well with the dangerous James Sullivan who ended with four goals in an intriguing battle with Dan Weymouth. Jane and Marcus were in the thick it throughout, while ‘Frenchy’ Romeo was zippy and fleet-footed in the loss. “It was oir best game yet”, said Skipper Grant Starec. “Beward the Average Joes in Round 2…”

Bogan of the Week Nomination (Sponsored by Bogan Bingo): Chloe ‘Frenchy’ Romeo – see the facebook page for details of this boganly act, and the announcement of the winner…https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/groups/129074075314/?fref=ts

Round 2 Wildcats 2.3.2 (38) defeated Liabilities 0.3.7 (25)

Goals – Wildcats: Annie Mac 2, Glynn Elves 2, Dan Ayo 1

Liabilities: Gareth Smith 2, Dave Ellison 1

Best – Wildcats: Bertrand Coppe, Glynn Elves, Dave McGill

Liabilities: Lisa Wilson, Diego Bagalini, Tom Steele

Spring Premiers, the Wildcats, came up against a rugged and determined pink unit to kick off round 2, and despite their customary scare, triumphed with a late surge.

The Liabilities peppered the goals, having 30% more scoring opportunities than their opponents, but were unable to come up with the goods when it mattered. Near misses to star recruit Lisa Wilson and Gareth Smith in the dying minutes proved costly, as the pinks went down by 13 points. Despite the loss, Sicilian superstar Diego Bagalini was explosive, while Lisa, Gareth and Steph Barker were in top form. “We were in it to our eyeballs”, said losing skipper Tommy Steele. “But in the end, just like the Socceroos, we couldn’t quite get over the line. I hate to point the finger of blame, but Mark Pamphlin has a lot to answer to”.

For the winners, it was French recruit Bertrand Coppe, affectionately known as Bertie, who was the talking point. His ability to learn the game quickly and dominate around the ground with several contested marks and fine kicking, suggests he will be a very good player for the blacks. He was well supported by the usual suspects Ayo, Elves, Gilly and Olivia, while Annie Mac provided the icing on the cake with two super goals to ensure victory for the defending premiers. “Our toughest game yet!”, said a relived Olivia Potts, “I hope our players can recover from injury and be on hand next week to keep us unbeaten!”

Bogan Bingo Nomination: Dave McGill. For his boganly feat, visit our facebook page…

Round 2 BLT 4.5.6 (72) defeated AIL 0.2.4 (16)

Goals – BLT: Mick Armstrong 5, Reanne Kurnof 4

AIL: Nick 1, Nick Sulman 1

Best – BLT: Reanne Kurnof, Dan Weymouth, Alex Price

AIL: Liz, Jono Green, Annie Mac

BLT retained their status as league leader with a powerful 56 point win over the Aussies in London. AIL kicked into gear late in the game, finally getting reward for their hard work with several shots on goal, including both yellow Nicks slamming through well deserved goals. AIL were well served by Liz, Jono and skipper Annie Mac inparticular and will be a dangerous outfit as they welcome back Will and Stewart next round. “It was a mammoth improvement from last time we played Blue”, said Annie, “Well done to our team”.

For BLT, Reanne Kurnof played her finest game, attacking the ball with gusto and ramming home four super goals in a best-on-field display. Her fellow forward Mick Armstrong kicked a game-high five goals, while Alex Price and Dan Weymouth were particularly damaging. “It was a slow start, but after the break, it was the Reanne show!, said acting skipper, Dan. “Next week we will come out breathing fire against the Reds!”.

Bogan Bingo Nomination: Tim Watts! For his audacious act, see our Facebook page…

Round 2 Touchy Touchy 1. 10. 9 (78) defeated Average Joes 1.2.2 (23)

Goals – Touchy Touchy: James Brathwaite 5, Ad Benedykt 4, Miranda Haslem 1, Mark Adams 1
Average Joes: James Sullivan 1, Frenchy Romeo 1, Tom Barnes 1

Best – Touchy Touchy: Miranda Haslem, Chris Hinds, Ad Benedykt
Average Joes: Frenchy Romeo, Ciaran Sanders, Tom Barnes

The Average Joes were overwhelmed by the might of Touchy Touchy in a fast-paced encounter to complete a memorable Round 2. With a goal on the board within the first 30 seconds, the early signs were ominous for the greens as James Sullivan kicked the opener. Ciaran Sanders and Tom Barnes battled hard throughout, but as the game wore on, the reds gained ascendancy and were difficult to twart. Bertie and Chloe proved a starring French connection, combining to cause theReds many headaches,butin the end, were unable to lift their side to victory.”We battled hard”, said Captain Grant Starec,”But we were run off our feet”.
Touchy Touchy staked their clam as premiership contenders with Ad Benedykt continuing his rich form, catapaulting himself to the top of the goal kicking ladder, with four majors. He combined with Brat Brathwaite and Mark Adams to pile on the goals, while Trent smith and Miranda Haslem, provided the run in what was a great performance. “Green envy ade us work hard”, said winning captain Chris Hinds. “It was good to have some subs this week and welcome back Brat with five goals. We had some great coast to coast plays today and are happy to get the points”.

Bogan Bingo Nominee: Tom Barnes! For his outlandish moment of madness, see our Facebook page!

Round 3 BLT 1.9.10 (78) defeated Touchy Touchy 0.2.3 (15)

Goals – BLT: Mick Armstrong 9, Caro Nielsen 1

Touchy Touchy: James Brathwaite 2

Best – BLT: Alex Price, Tim Watts, Dan Weymouth

Touchy Touchy: Toby Raper, Tyler , Chris Hinds
League leaders, the Brixton Liberty Takers ruthlessly disposed of cross-town rivals, Touchy Touchy, by 63 points in a zippy affair to kick off round 3.

Touchy Touchy were without usual stars Ad and Miranda, causing structural changes which created headaches from the outset. Despite the Blues’ dominance, Toby played a blinder of a game; running and marking a particular feature of his game. He was well supported by Tyler, JC and his skipper Cris Hinds, but they were unable to halt the BLT machine. “We were a little bit flat this time around”, lamented Skipper Hinds. “I suspect we will rise from our sleep next week. Hats off to BLT – they had better use of the ball through the midfield”.

For BLT, it was a one-man show up forward with Mick Armstrong going to the top of the Golden Boot ladder with nine majors, while Ree also snagged a classy super goal. Tim, Suzie and Dan all played strong games, while Alex Price was the game’s most prolific possession getter. “Great contest!”, said acting Captain Dan Weymouth. “Mick was disappointing – he should have kicked 15 with the amount of opportunities the midfielders gave him – but his aim was worse than a blind wombat”.

Bogan Bingo Nominee: Chris Hinds. For his boganly act, see the Kanga Facebook page!

Round 3 Liabilities 1.4.5 (38) defeated Average Joes 1.2.2 (23)

Goals – Liabilities: Michael Armstrong 3, Sara Daji 1, Ben O’Donnell 1
Average Joes: James Sullivan 2, Annie Mac 1

Best – Liabilities: Ben O’Donnell, Steph Barker, Tom Steele
Average Joes: Tom Barnes, James Sullivan, Chloe Romero

The Average Joes jumper the Liabilities early to come close to recording their first Kanga Footy victory, but fell narrowly short, after an inspired comeback from the Liabilities.

James Sullivan led the charge for the greens, with French, Dan Lucas, Ciaran Sanders and Tom Barnes also on fire. And when Annie Mac booted a super goal, it looked as though a boil over was on the cards, however in the end it was not to be. “Great effort – we were almost there!” said acting captain Ciaran, who led from the front in the absence of regular skipper, Grant Starec.

For the pinks, despite missing Occa, Diego and Horse, they put up a gallant performance, with Ben O’Donnell proving the star of the show, in a towering performance. Tom Steele and Steph Barker combined well with Sara Daji and fill-in Mick Armstrong to get the job done in what proved a great contest. “It was a slow start, but the Liabilities stuck together firmer than Mark Pamphlin’s hair gel to get the win”, said Captain Steele.

Bogan Nominee: Dan Lucas – for his boganly feat, visit our facebook page!

Round 3 Aussies in London 2.4.4 (46) defeated Wildcats 3.2.2 (41)

Goals – AIL: Nick Sulman 4, Annie Mac 2
Wildcats: Lisa Wilson 2, Maddy 1, James Brathwaite 1, Toby Raper 1

Best – AIL: Liz, Ben O’Donnell, Stuart Wettenhall

Wildcats: Maddie, Toby, Dan Weymouth

When the siren goes and a team is leading on the scoreboard, it usually means that they have won. Nick Sulman had other ideas however as he slammed through a superb goal after the siren to win the game for the Aussies in London, in a classic encounter.

Nick Sulman kicked four important goals, but he wasn’t the lone star, as Stuart Wettenhall, Ben O’Donnell and silky smooth Liz went crazy in the final ten minutes to get the yellows home by five points. Captain Annie Mac booted two crucial goals also and was elated after the win: “Yahoo!”, she said, “As heard from the field – you always remember your first time!”

For the Wildcats, who were missing a host of regulars, Maddie played a game to remember, winning countless contests along with Dan Weymouth and the dashing Toby to keep the game alive throughout. With Olivia Potts rallying her troops and instructing the movements from the sidelines, with a broken arm, it looked like her side had done enough, until naughty Nick chimed in to win the game with the final blow. “Great game and a sad one to lose”, said Olivia, “But great job and credit goes to yellow”.

Bogan Nominee: Stew Wettenhall – for his boganly deed, see the Kanga page on facebook!

  Round 4 Touchy Touchy 0.4.6 (30) defeated Liabilities 1.3.1 (28)

Goals – Touchy Touchy: James Brathwaite 3, Ad Benedykt 1
Liabilities: Gareth Smith 2, Lisa Wilson 1, Aaron Williams 1

Best – Touchy Touchy: Ad Benedykt, Trent Smith, Toby Raper
Liabilities: Damian O’Connor, Diego Bagalini, Lisa Wilson

With the winner of the contest able to keep their hopes of making the summer final alive, the stakes were high to kick off Round 4. For the loser however, it would mean a mid-table finish and neither side were willing to give up in a cracking contest, which was decided in the final seconds, as Touchy Touchy triumphed by 2 points.

For the Reds, it was an inspired performance from Ad Benedykt with composed decision making and leadership that helped to get his troops over the line. He was aided by Toby Raper who continued his great form with lots of run and assured ball handling, while the ever-reliable Trent Smith held firm despite the regular forward entries by the pinks. Brat was also instrumental in the win, with a game-high, three sausage rolls. “It was a great close game that went down to the wire. We had a fast start but the Liabilities fought back strong. It was a great match for the spectators”, said Captain Chris Hinds. “In the final minutes, we were sweating like a gypsy with a mortgage”.

With two of their playmakers Horse and Dave returning after holidays, the Pinks looked in promising form after trailing early, with Gareth, Lisa and the Horse himself all hitting the scoreboard. Occa was everywhere, while Jess and Diego were desperate in the closing stages. It all came down to a kick for goal from Gareth with 15 seconds remaining in the match, but the ball drifted left, to miss by the narrowest of margains, and in doing so, the Pinks hopes also drifted away. “It’s always a great game against the Reds”, said Skipper Tommy Steele. “They resisted our comeback well and for that reason, along with others, we hate those Reds”.

Bogan Bingo Nominee: Aaron Williams – For his Boganistic deed, please see our Facebook page!…

  Round 4 BLT 1.11.12 (87) defeated Wildcats 0.0.1 (1)

Goals – BLT: Mick Armstrong 11, Caro Nielsen 1
Wildcats: Nil

Best – BLT: Tim watts, Dan Weymouth, Alex Price
Wildcats: Glynn Elves, Bertie Coppe, Maddy Smith

BLT overcame their Spring Season tormentors – the Wildcats – to triumph emphatically by 86 points, to continue their unbeaten record in the Summer.

Missing several key personnel, the Blacks battled bravely, but found the going tough. “Where’s Fordy, Matty Shannon and that tall bloke with the funny hairdo?”, screamed sectors of the crowd, as the Blues took control. French import Bertie Coppe showed his continued star qualities, taking several towering marks and setting up many dangerous plays in partnership with Elvis and Maddy. But in the end, it was a tough night and the Blacks look forward to reloading next round, as their Grand Final hopes are still alive. “Credit to our regulars”, said wounded Captain Olivia Potts. “We aim to win next week and then load up for revenge on BLT in the finals”.

The winners were led by a rampaging midfield, with Alex Price, DanWeymouth and Tim Watts feeding their forwards with scary regularity. Mick Armstrong was on the end of some silver service and ended with 11 goals in a dominant display, while Caro Nielsen snagged a great goal and was breathing fire after the editor of this column failed to credit her as a scorer mistakenly last week. “We are always pleased to beat the Wildcats”, said Dan Weymouth at the Windmill afterward. “Whether that be in fights or on the scoreboard”.

Bogan Bingo Nominee: Ad Benedykt: For his typically boganish act, see kanga footy on facebook…

Round 4 Average Joes 1.4.6 (39) defeated AIL 1.4.3 (36)

Goals – Average Joes: Ben O’Donnell 4, Chloe Romero 1
AIL: Nick Sulman 4, Annie Mac 1

Best – Average Joes: Ben O’Donnel, James Sullivan, Marcus Tobacco
AIL: Seb Neylan, Nick Sulman, Will Kiel

In one of the best Kanga contests for 2014, the Average Joes won their first ever match, in an inspired perfomance over the in-form Aussies In London.

The Aussies in London seemed to have all the answers with Nick Sulman threatening to rip the match from the Greens grasp as he kicked four goals and energised his side with several tumbling marks. First gamer, Seb Neylan was also on fire, bringing his teammates into the game and pumping the ball deep throughout the match, while Will and Annie were their usual reliable and prolific selves. In the end however, a behind in the dying seconds denied the Yellows of a memorable comeback and a late tilt at making the Grand Final. “We missed Stew (Wettenhall) tonight. Congrats on the win GreenTeam though”, said Annie Mac after the narrow loss. “Amazing effort from them!”

For the delighted winners who were without playmaker Ciaran Sanders themselves, it was Ben O’Donnell’s aerial dominance and four goals that stole the show. He was a rock all day and provided the towering target that the Greens have been looking for all year. He was ably supported by frenchy who kicked a ripper Super Goal, while Tom Barnes, Marcus Tobacco and James Sullivan were particularly influential in a superb victory.”It was great to pinch our first win!” said Captain Grant Starec, “And importantly play our best footy. Hopefully we can carry the good form into next week”.

Bogan Bingo Nominee: Ben O’Donnell – for his Boganly work, visit Kanga on facebook…

Round 5 Average Joes 0.6.6 (42) defeated BLT 0.2.6 (18)

Goals – Average Joes: Grant Starec 3, James Sullivan 3

BLT: Mick Armstrong 2

Best – Average Joes: Tom Barnes, Pricey, James Sullivan

BLT: Tim Watts, Dan Weymouth, Suze Richards

When a bottom team comes up against a league leader and powerhouse, the result is usually predictable. However, BLT were forced to eat their Greens, as the Average Joes dished up a king-sized serving of fierce and furious footy to cause the season’s biggest boil over.

The previously undefeated BLT outfit were given a lesson by the Green army, and had no answers to their quick movement and pressure. Although Tim continued his superb form, and Ree was a constant threat up forward, BLT were simply unable to get their usual game up and rolling.

Suze was able to restrict Average Joe’s Captain Grant goal-less in the first half in a great display, local celebrity Trev Sinclair put in a fine debut, while Alex pumped the ball forward with his usual regularity, but in the end, the competition’s front runners were left licking their wounds. “The Greens got the jump on us and were clearly the better team on the night. They have improved out of sight and are dangerous”, said ruckman Dan Weymouth. “But if anyone from Touchy Touchy is listening – don’t expect us to lose next week”.

For the victors, Tom Barnes was inspirational, punching the ball away from Goldenboot Mick Armstrong with frightening ease. He was well supported by the rampant Pricey, who led his opponents on a merry dance. James Sullivan and Grant Starec were a fine combination up forward and caused the BLT copious headaches in a second-half blitz.

“Tonight we had some great link ups. Our skills were excellent and kicking for goal spot on”, said a delighted skipper Grant, after his second win in as many weeks. “But the key to this win was our defensive pressure, which we will take into next week’s final against the Pinks”.

Bogan Nominee: The entire male population of Clapham. Visit Kanga Facebook for this oddly Boganistic nomination and check out the overall winner…

Round 5 Touchy Touchy 0.5.1 (31) defeated Wildcats 0.2.4 (16)

Goals – Touchy Touchy: Ad Benedykt 5
Wildcats: Dan Ayo 2

Best – Touchy Toucch Touchy: Ad Benedykt, Toby Raper, Miranda Haslem

Wildcats: Craig Vanzyl, Glynn Elves, Bertie Coppe

Not since the Wizard of Oz have we seen gusts as blustery as those that greeted the players for the second game of Round 5. And it was the mighty Reds who stormed into the Kanga Final with a whirlwind performance that blew away their opponents.

Last season’s Premiers were in the contest for most of the evening, largely thanks to the skillfull play of Elvis and Ayo, who dominated the contest, despite the loss. But it was South African first-gamer Craig Venzyl and fellow international Bertie Coppe who showed that the Blacks will be hard to tople in next week’s second final. “It was a really good game”, said Captain-Coach Olivia Potts. “Great teamwork from both sides, but there could be only one winner”.

Touchy Touchy’s win came on the back of a fine individual performance by veteran Ad Benedykt who belted through five goals despite the hurricane conditions. With his mum Maree looking on, JC Murraine did his level best to keep the Wildcats in the match with a bizarre good deed in the opening half. With the ball deep in his team’s defence and with his opponent, Sara Daji, laying on the ground, JC chose to help Sara up rather than going for the ball. As she sprung to her feet the ball was swiftly kicked forward, landing in her arms for a shot for goal 10 metres out. It may have reinforced to his mum what a lovely boy he is, but it earned the scold of his teammates.

Thankfully for JC, Miranda was on fire through the midfield and Toby was again in superb touch to help put the error to bed and propell their side to the Grand Final. “I’m not sure what JC was thinking”, said Skipper Chris Hinds, “But it was a quality game and Ad played a blinder. Now for the Final!”

Bogan Bingo Nomination: JC Murain, for…you guessed it. Check out Facebook to see if he takes out the winning tickets!

Round 5 Aussies in London 0.9.5 (59) defeated Liabilities 02.5 (17)

Goals – AIL: Dan Ayo 5, Nick Sulman 4
Liabilities: Aaron Williams 2

Best – AIL: Nick Sulman, Stuart Wettenhall, Annie Mac
Liabilities: Dave Ellison, Gareth Smith, Steph Barker

The Liabilies were overwhelmed by an inspired Aussies in London side who ran our fine 42 point winners.

ROaring out of the blocks, the yellows were slick with their movement, as Stuart Wettenhall hit every target in sight, delivering to forwards Dan Ayo and Nick Sulman with stealth-like precision. Annie Mac was the general through the midfield, with smooth assured passes enabling her teammates to put their opponents to the sword. “Hooray”, she said after the win. “It was great to get the win and also pick up the services of Ayo before the match”.

For the Pinks who were without Occa and Diego, they struggled to match the yellows for run and marking dominance. Dave Ellison was near his best however in a typically energetic performance, while Steph, Tom and Gareth were also strong contributers. But in the end, the loss left them languishing on the bottom of the ladder with only next week’s final an opportunity to restore their pride and end on a high note. “It was an unfortunate loss”, said Captain Tom Steele after the defeat. “We need to inject some super-human skill and class into this side to get a win next week. We need Mark Pamphlin.”

Bogan Bingo Nominee: Dan Weymouth. For his boganly moment, visit Kanga’s Facebook Group!