The Skaven grudge match had been brewing all season, and with 1 week to go, the teeth and claws were out.
As the teams took to the pitch the hungry crowd struggled to see the players through the blizzard that was coming down, but as the Mathraticians kicked off, the sky cleared, and we had perfect weather for a game of Blood Bowl.
The Jed Eye team received the ball, and attempted to form a loose cage, wary of the Rat Ogre hungry for blood. Glart Smashrip has now appeared so often for Jed Eye that some might think he has been signed permanently, but he wasn't on the field to listen to gossip, and the beatings started, with the Maths being dropped to 8 players as the Eyes looked to assert their sudden dominance. As turn 4 arrived, a fireball from the Eyes dugout dropped 2 rats to the floor, allowing O.B.One to make a dash for the line to open the scoreboard.
With their extra numbers, the Eyes pushed for a 2nd score, and as the ball broke loose, they managed to scramble across the line to get their 2nd.
Not willing to go in at halftime with no score, Pratscal dusted his boots off, and made a drive straight from the kick to score in a single turn with no assistance. As the 2nd half opened, it didn't take long until Trigonratry seized the opportunity to throw a heavy block, smashing the armor of Yo Durr permanently. The Eye's were down a player, and getting worried, having seen how easily their opponents could score. A rush forward with the ball led to a Math's runner stumbling before the line, and dropping the ball. The eyes saw the lone rat on the floor, and swarmed him, with Cane N Jarrus kicking him in the face. With a potentially serious injury looming, the apothecary patched up the runner and sent him to the reserves, while the ref decided that Jarrus should not be allowed to remain on the field, and sent him off.
The Eyes formed a loose defence, forcing the Maths down the line, which led to Trigonomratry being pushed into the crowd, who were clearly horrified at seeing his earlier display of aggression, as they tore him limb from limb.
This dented the morale of the Maths players as passes were fumbled, players tripped over trying to get into position, and even a last ditch blitz from the rat ogre could not stop the 3rd TD.
With 3 turns to go, the Maths were still hungry to salvage something, and although they knocked the ball carrier down, they just couldn't secure the ball. They finally planted Glart on his back, but just didn't have the numbers to get the ball where they needed, and a trip in front of the ball on turn 8 allowed the Eyes to scoop it up and run in a 4th to end proceedings.
|Posted Mon Jun 10 2019 17:56:40 (last edited Mon Jun 10 2019 18:00:18) by Onyersix