ROUND 3 – ‘ROME FALLS’
At the halfway point in the season we are starting to see the chinks in the armour of both defending premiers. With mammoth efforts from some new powerhouses, we may be starting to see the passing of the baton.
After their drubbing of Caloundra (Round 1) in the local derby, Maroochydore have taken their confidence into a top of the table clash where they versed the undefeated and defending champions, Wavell Heights. With a huge performance, The Wavell Heights Roosters were absolutely flying and I’m sure that they felt that with a Big Bash like score of 176 points that they were no chance of losing. However, just like the ancient Greeks, Maroochydore pulled off a feat that could be related to the story of the Trojan Horse. When Sherrie thought that the war was won, Josh and his team managed to sneak in and finish them off under the cover of darkness with a mammoth 219 points. Breaking records, dreams and an undefeated streak.
The loss to Wavell Heights has also had a huge impact on the local teams title race. The 10 bonus points that are received for a win has seen 2 teams emerge at the top and pushing ahead for the title and grand prize. Coolum’s own ‘Coolum Cobloafs’ and Maroochydore’s ‘Ballgrabbers’ have jumped 10 points clear at the top with a perfect 228 points. Brooke Dryden (Coolum Cobloafs Captain) stated “I am super excited to see us up the top. We have been working very hard in the off season and it’s great to finally be able to prove to everyone that doubted us that we mean business. I have full confidence that we can continue to get maximum points. Let’s see if Ballgrabbers can keep up.”
We still have 4 teams with a perfect 3/3 record (Maroochydore, Ferny Hills, Coolum and Townsville) and some tough games in round 4, it will be interesting to see who can keep the momentum going as we push hard towards the back end of the year.
With a perfect record on the board still, Ferny Hills Venue Manager (Mitch De La Roche) feels as though he is the dark horse of this competition. We took a few moments to talk to Mitch about the season and this is what he had to say: “I don’t want to get too ahead of myself. We are at the halfway point in the season and I am ecstatic the performance the team has been putting in so far. We are ticking along, getting the job done and that’s all I can ask. We have a few big games to come but I think we are poised perfectly to pounce when the time comes.” With a large majority of the focus being on the reigning premiers from last year and a couple of the larger comps we could very easily see the mighty rams make a charge to the top. Only time will tell.
After such a promising season last year, Bray Park got off to a slow start this year with a loss straight out of the gate. Scott Hallett (Bray Park Venue Manager) has stated that he is back and in a big way. He has got 2 on the trot now and is looking to make it 3 with a big win over the 12th place Springfield. He knows that it may be hard to run them down at the top but he wants to finish off strong to take some confidence and momentum into the Winter season.
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