Jun.15: Round Six Match Reports
Apologies for no round six preview this week folks, but we had some technical web difficulties behind the scenes. Fixed!
With no previews to go by, here's a brief snippet of what happened this weekend during the four -- not five -- matches.
The Hawks beat the Roos Friday night by 31-pts in a Jekyll and Hyde act worthy of an Oscar. The Dingos clubbed the Eagles by 52-pts to get back on the winners list after some ugly performances. The Rebels continued their hot form and delivered a massive blow to the Wildcats, beating them in Steeltown by 39-pts. And, the Demons had to pull a rabbit out of the hat to come from behind and pip the Blues by 5-pts in what would have been upset of the century.
To the ladder: now we have a clear leader. The Hawks are the real deal in 2012 after their stunning second half. They are undefeated on top with six wins. Then we have Guelph(who are a game behind), the Roos and Rebels who are all a game clear of the Dingos and Demons. Who would have thought the Rebels would be sitting this high after six rounds? Great work from a club who thought they might be battling for a wooden spoon this year. The Wildcats, Eagles, Blues and Swans all have a win and are two games outside the six.
Here's the craic from round six.
Etobicoke Roos 9.4(58) def by 14.5(89) Broadview Hawks
A brilliant second half from the Broadview Hawks stunned the Etobicoke Roos last Friday night at Humber South. Trailing by 23-pts at half time, the Hawks piled on 10 goals to one in a half of football to steam roll their way to a 31-pt win; their sixth for the season. Earlier in the match, the Roos had a firm grip for a good 50-minutes, but a 5.0 to 0.1 third quarter saw the tide change and the Hawks stole all the momentum and continued with it in the final stanza. They added 5.2 to 1.1 in the last. The lethal foot of N.Shuttleworth again claimed another bag of six goals (can he be stopped?), while for the Roos D. Trotter caused headaches with five of his own. The Roos play the Dingos this Friday and will look to rebound with a win, while the Hawks play Guelph in Guelph.
Toronto Eagles 4.8(32) def by 12.12(84) Toronto Dingos
The Toronto Dingos made it back to the winners list, with a concise 52-pt win over the Toronto Eagles last Saturday. It was an extremely competitive first half; both sides were hard at it. The Dingos held an early two-goal lead and by the main break lead by four goals. The third quarter was not pretty sight for the scoreboard with the Dingos adding 2.3 to 1.2, and, by the final siren the Dingos kicked away with 4.4 to 1.2. This Friday the Dingos come up against the Roos, while the Eagles match against the Blues. A.O'Brien kicked three goals while B.Clarke kicked two for the Dingos.
Hamilton Wildcats 7.5(47) def by 13.8(86) Toronto Rebels
The Rebels made it two from two; that is, two wins in Steel town in two weeks. The latest 39-pt win came against the Hamilton Wildcats last Saturday. Momentum is a wonderful thing in football and the Rebels have tons of it at the minute; they're playing some great footy. They hit the ground running with four quick goals to the Wildcats 1.2, but faced a much tougher opponent in the second and had their lead shaved to just 2-pts by half time. A 5.1 to 1.0 third term had the Rebels back on track and a handy 27-pt buffer, which they added to in the final quarter to run away comfortable winners. For the Rebels, D. Bodnar (3), H. Crouch (2) and P. Bormann (2) kicked majors and J.Settle was named best for Hamilton.
High Park Demons 8.8(56) def 7.9(51) Central Blues
High Park Demons came from 10-pts behind to win by 5-pts against the Central Blues last Sunday. On paper, on form, you would have backed the Demons to win comfortably, but the Central Blues had other ideas. They jumped the Demons at the start and dominated play with shots on goal to one, leading 2.4 to 0.1 at quarter time. That stung the Demons into action and they kicked 5.4 to 3.1 to level the scores by the main break. The Blues, once again jumped out to a lead but their downfall come in the last quarter when they couldn't manage a score. The Demons were able to find the goals and limp to a win to grab those valuable four points. N. O'Farrell kicked three goals for the Dee's while D.MacDonald kicked three for the Blues.