This afternoons matchup saw Coach Kloppen make his SAWBBL debut with Human team Aarons Packers.
They kicked to the Elves, bogged down the Elven drive on the flank, managed to extract the ball and release it to a waiting catch to score in T6.
A desperate T7 play in response by the High Elves saw them gather up the ball, pass to catcher Bel-Mantrus and then flood into the human half in the hope of sneaking in a TD before the half ended. Lady luck held out here and, despite having no re-rolls left, the HE were able to pass each and every one of their twelve dodge and GFI rolls. The Packers were unable to put enough bodies in between the Elves and the endzone, allowing the High Elves to go in at half time with the score tied at 1-1.
Second half started with the Packers attacking aggressively and maintaining a numbers advantage on the pitch. Sadly Aaron their Thrower was having a shocker, failing crucial GFI and dodge rolls on subsequent drives, allowing the Elves in to snatch up the ball and break away at pace to lead 3-1.
On the final drive of the game Kloppen sent catchers Davante and Nelson down each flank to try and claw back a consolation touch down. Aaron then ran down the flank to throw the ball to the catcher waiting in the endzone, only to stay true to form and fall over on his second GFI...!
The crowd hurled the ball back into play, with it landing back behind the half way line.
On the final turn of the game, one of the Packers linemen scooped the ball up, handed of to nearby Blitzer Blake, who in turn ran halfway into the Elven half before passing to waiting catcher Davante .
He was seen mouthing "That's how it's done” to despondent thrower Aaron as the teams made their way into the changing rooms following the final whistle....
Great fun all round, thanks to Kloppen for travelling over, and also for tolerating my kids in the background!
|Posted Sat Sep 1 2018 15:09:11 (last edited Thu Sep 6 2018 13:58:42) by Reedar