(Written & Created By Roo Bloke)
First thing……….A massive apology for not getting this out Wednesdayish like normal. Friday is not good enough for such a prestigious competition at such an important stage of the season.
MAJOR SEMI FINALS
(1) Nathan’s Gunz 2396 + 2574 = 4970 LOSE
(4) TRUDGE TRIUMPH@SCT 2478 + 2573 = 5051 WIN by 81pts
The trend of the #1 seed getting pipped by a young upstart coach has continued with a massive boilover here in the 1st semi final. Nateo has dropped from a lofty 11th overall to a poor 24th overall (too harsh?) across the last fortnight and he’s paid the price in the SCT Cup with Footy Fan getting the chocolates in this one.
(2) Kyuubi 2450 + 2662 = 5112 WIN
(3) AGB 2502 + 2462 = 4964 LOSE by 148pts
AGB headed into H2H2 with a 52 point lead and backed it up with an impressive 2462. That’s some good, consistent scoring but unfortunately good and consistent is not enough this deep into the SCT Cup. Kyuubi responded this round with a massive score of 2662 to notch a big win and rocket into the Grand Final.
That leads us to the …………………….
2018 SCT CUP GRAND FINAL
(1) Kyuubi 73 vs (2) TRUDGE TRIUMPH@SCT 461
These teams started as our 132nd and 151st seeds when the SCT Cup officially kicked off in round 5. At that stage these teams weren’t looking anything special and looked more like teams that wouldn’t make it past the first H2H. Since then these teams have built and built and have constructed vastly different but equally cracking good teams that have them one H2H contest from glory. I’ve decided to show the two teams in all their glory so we can all study what it takes to make it this far. Kyuubi’s got the cream of the crop in his team and basically seems to have picked every gun that he can get his hands on. TRUDGE seems to have gone an alternate root with a few PODs across his line-up. I’d give the nod to Kyuubi on paper but footy’s not played on paper. A Kennedy isn’t really a household name but he pumped out 134 last weekend highlighting how astute some of TRUDGE’s options are. I’ve underlined each of the PODs leading into the GF to help figure out where this one will be won and lost.
Kyuubi: Yeo, Laird, Simpson, Crisp, Hurley, Brayshaw [Tuohy, Lynch]
TRUDGE: Lloyd, Yeo, Laird, Simpson, McDonald, Hurn, [Austin, J Smith]
Kyuubi: Mitchell, Macrae, Cripps, Kelly, Dangerfield, Oliver, Neale, Merrett [Ahern, E Phillips, Ballard]
TRUDGE: Mitchell, Cripps, Oliver, Coniglio, Martin, Wines, JP Kennedy, A Kennedy [Rockliff, Taranto, Ahern]
Kyuubi: Grundy, Gawn [Olango]
TRUDGE: Grundy, Gawn [English]
Kyuubi: Westhoff, Gray, Heeney, McLean, Smith, Mundy, [Battle, Brander]
TRUDGE: Westhoff, Menegola, McLean, Mundy, Wingard, Spargo [Keefe, T Smith]
MINOR SEMI FINAL RESULTS
(5) Danger Bont 2400 + 2476 = 4876 WIN
(8) Bunchakhuuuunts 2271 + 2520 = 4791 LOSE by 85pts
Whilst Buncha made a comeback the mountain was too big to climb after the low score in H2H1.
(6) allsaints@SCT 2383 + 2627 = 5010 WIN
(7) Buttslappers@SCT 2491 + 2472 = 4963 LOSE by 47pts
allsaints had a very similar win here to Kyuubi with a massive H2H2 score to bounce back from a H2H1 deficit.
MINOR GRAND FINALS
‘BRONZE’ MEDAL GAME
(3) Nathan’s Gunz 24 vs (4) AGB 471
Nateo to nab the bronze in a high scoring affair. Hope you storm back into the top 20 too Nateo. You’re doing brilliantly this season.
5TH VS 6TH PLAYOFF
(5) Danger Bont 165 vs (6) allsaints@SCT 952
allsaints seems to be almost our most frequent poster on the site this season so I’ve gotta back him in. Go allsaints!!
7TH VS 8TH PLAYOFF
(7) Buttslappers@SCT 1169 vs (8) Bunchakhuuuunts 5706
Shaggi barracks for North so I’ve gotta stick by a kindred soul. Shaggi for me in this one due to no reason other than blind loyalty to a fellow Shinboner.
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