July.6: Round Eight Match Reports
It was a quiet city on the weekend, with only one Saturday Toronto match scheduled; the remaining three were in Ottawa, Guelph and Hamilton.
Round eight results went according to script except for one.
The Hamilton Wildcats produced a stunning upset over the Demons at Mohawk Park and are now back on track to fight for that number six and five spot on the ladder.
The winners list this week: Etobicoke Roos, Broadview Hawks, Guelph Gargoyles, Hamilton Wildcats and the Central Blues. There were a couple of blow outs to the tune of 93 pts see: Roos vs Rebels match and Guelph vs Eagles.
We are getting closer to finals action. Another week down, six matches remaining and still the top six is yet to be established. Exciting times ahead on the home stretch.
Here's how your team went during round eight.
Friday Night, June 6, Humber South.
Etobicoke Roos 18.10(118) def 3.7(25) Toronto Rebels
Etobicoke easily accounted for an undermanned Toronto Rebels outfit by 93pts last Friday night. It was always going to be a challenge, but with key players missing, the Rebels were simply no match for the powerhouse team of the competition.
The Roos jumped out of the gates kicking 5.3 to 0.3 and by halftime held a 54pt lead. The Roos piled on eight majors in the second half to 1.1. Harris continued his good form and kicked three goals with Connell, Morwood and Rigney chipping in with two each. Brand was named best for the Rebels.
NEXT GAME: Roos vs Swans/ Rebels vs Hawks.
Saturday, June 7.
Toronto Dingos 3.5(23) def by 12.12(84) Broadview Hawks
Broadview Hawks won their seventh game for the year after their 61pt domination of the Toronto Dingos at Humber South last Saturday -- the only game in town. After a tight and competitive first quarter, the Hawks began to pull away thanks to a red hot C. Dullard who busted packs like it was tissue paper. The Hawks added 5.5 to 0.2 in the second term which could have been more if they had accuracy. Scoring slowed in the second half as the greasy conditions took its toll, but the Hawks managed 5.5, whereas the Dingos could muster up 1.3. Shuttleworth was quiet early but still managed a five-goal haul to add to his season's collection of 50. Buczkowski kicked all three for the Toronto Dingos, who now face a must win game this against Hamilton in Hamilton -- oh boy! NEXT GAME: Dingos vs Wildcats/ Hawks vs Rebels
Guelph Gargoyles 15.14(104) def 1.5(11) Toronto Eagles (Margaret Greene Reserve)
Guelph scored a massive win against a depleted Eagles team by 93pts last weekend at home. The Eagles could only manage one goal for the game, kicked by that man, Aaron Falcioni. For the Gargs, Matthews (5) continued his fine year and was well supported by Newark(4) and Borysiewicz (3). With that big win, Guelph move into second place and the Eagles slump to the bottom of the ladder. NEXT GAME: Gargoyles vs Blues/ Eagles vs Demons
**Match of the Round**
Hamilton Wildcats 8.8(56) def 5.13(43) High Park Demons (Mohawk Park)
Hamilton produced their best win of the year in a do or die match against High Park last weekend. The 'Cats were able to stifle the midfield and held on to win 13pts in a cracking match. Poor kicking in the final term by the Demons cost them a shot at winning the game with 1.7 to the 'Cats 1.0. After a tight first quarter, where the 'Cats led by 8pts, the home team opened up a 27pt gap by the main break. The Demons pegged it back to 20pts by three-quarter time, but weren't able to kick the goals for the win. For the Wildcats, Lombardini and Johns kicked 2, while for the Demons Jibb kicked 2.
NEXT GAME: Wildcats vs Dingos/ Demons vs Eagles
Ottawa Swans 6.10(46) def by 15.3(93) Central Blues (Ottawa,The Raceway)
After an early arm-wrestle the Central Blues chalked up their third win of the year and were able to put away the Swans by 47pts in O'town last weekend. They took a 9pt lead into the first break and stretched it to 27pts at the half. A 4.0 to 2.3 third term kept things relatively close, but the Blues lifted a cog in the final quarter booting 5.1 to 3.2. For Central, Wills (6) and McDonald (4) had a field day up forward, while for the Swans, Roffey kicked 2. NEXT GAME: Blues vs Gargoyles/ Swans vs Roos