Six Points – 5th June

Another week’s worth of fixtures and the season is rattling by. It’s time for another Six Points! Remember, if you think something should appear in the next instalment of Six Points you can always email us on info@aflengland.org!

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Big Weekend for the Giants

Fresh off the back of a rest week, the South East London Giants had a great weekend of footy with two of their three teams winning. In the Men’s Premiership, they defeated the Putney Magpies 17.15 (117) to 4.3 (27) to register back-to-back wins. This moves them up to fourth in the ladder.

Meanwhile, the Giants’ Women’s Premiership side secured their first win of the season against the West London Wildcats. After two heavy defeats to the North London Lions, they won 3.9 (27) to 1.2 (8) to get off the mark.

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Nine-Man Mozzies Reign Supreme

Compared to the 18-a-side game, the 9-a-side format used outside of the capital is an intricate, technical affair played on rugby pitches. The lack of space forces teams to use their squads carefully, managing skill with stamina in order to emerge victorious.

The Manchester Mosquitoes headed to Wolverhampton to take on the Wolverines with just a nine-man squad, and took down a thrilling match 13.17 (95) to 11.17 (83) to improve to 4-0 at the top of the Central & Northern England ladder.

Who Can Stop the West London Wildcats?

The North London Lions knew they were up against it as they hosted not one but two unbeaten West London Wildcats teams this weekend in the Men’s Premiership.

The Wildcats won both games to improve their record to 6-0 across both teams, with the Wildcats and Shepherds Bush Raiders sitting one and two in the ladder. This weekend the Wildcats play the Clapham Demons on Clapham Common, while the Raiders will hope to add a second Lions scalp in two weeks as they play the Lions first team.

 

Swans Bounce Back Against Roos

The London Swans came into this weekend with a 1-1 record after their opening two games. They opened with a 44-point win over the South East London Giants in Round 1, during which they kicked more than twice as many behinds as goals, and then followed that up with a 60-point loss to the Demons.

Needing to make a statement in the Men’s Social, they travelled to King’s Meadow to take on the undefeated Reading Kangaroos and ran out convincing winners by a score of 10.17 (77) to 5.3 (33). Next up for the Swans is the Portsmouth Pirates at home while the Roos take on reigning premiers the Demons.

Bye Week in Women’s Conference

The players and coaches in the AFL London Women’s Conference had a weekend off to take stock with the season a third of the way through. Both the London Swans and Putney Magpies have started 2-0, and they play each other in Round 3.

One of either the West London Wildcats or Wandsworth Demons will register their first win of the season as they play one another.

No SEWARFL Fixtures

Last weekend was also meant to be Round 2 of the SEWARFL, with games scheduled for Brighton and Southampton. Sadly, no fixtures were completed meaning that the results are in limbo until the league organizers clarify the outcomes of these matches before Round 3 takes place in Chippenham and Brighton on the 15th June.

 

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