The rounds are slowing ticking by, and the ladders are well and truly populated with results by now. How is your team doing? What needs to improve between now and finals? Find out more about some of the big stories from the weekend’s fixtures in this week’s Six Points!
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Demons Success at Big Freeze on the C
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Onto the footy and the Demons’ unbeaten Men’s Social side got the day off to a great start. Having beaten the North London Lions and Ealing Emus over their opening two fixtures, they saw off a battling Reading Kangaroos side by two points to move to 3-0 in the Men’s Social ladder.
There was also good news for the Demons’ Women’s Conference side as they recorded their first win of the season against the Wildcats.
Can Anyone Catch the Wildcats?
Speaking of Wildcats, it’s looking a little bit ominous at the top of the Men’s Premiership as last year’s losing Grand Finalists made it four wins in a row at the top of the ladder. They defeated the Demons’ Conference side by 13 goals to send out a message of intent with less than a month to go until their Grand Final rematch against the Demons.
Raiders Unbeaten Run Over
However, it was less good news for the Wildcat’s second team the Shepherds Bush Raiders. They came into the weekend unbeaten but ran into tough opposition against the North London Lions. This was the second weekend in a row where they’ve come up against the Lions opposition, and although they defeated their Conference side by 59 points they were on the receiving end of a 68-point loss to their senior side.
They will have to pick themselves as they travel to the South East London Giants, whose season is delicately poised at two wins from four matches.
Swanning Along; Unbeaten Run Continues
Another unbeaten team across the AFL London divisions are the London Swans Women’s Conference side who ended the Putney Magpies unbeaten run defeating them by a score of 6.4 (40) to 1.1. (7). The Swans, 2018 losing Grand Finalists by a single point are now four points clear at the top of the ladder three games to go.
Pirates Must Address Home Port Form
Rounding out our stories from the AFL London leagues, and the Portsmouth Pirates’ stop-start season continues as they recorded their second win of the season. After losing on home soil to the Reading Kangaroos in the first round, they bounced back to defeat the Wimbledon Hawks in London a week later.
They returned home buoyed by the win, only to fall to the North London Lions team by 32 points.
The Pirates appear to be much more comfortable plundering for points in the capital, as they defeated the South East London Giants by eight points. With some crucial fixtures coming up over the next weekend they will have to address their home form if they’re going to make the Finals in their very first season as an AFL London club.
Are Rams CNE Flag Contenders?
Finally, moving to the Central & Northern England league the Huddersfield Rams sent out a real message of intent over the weekend, defeating the Nottingham Scorpions by 108 points in a 144-36 victory. The Scorpions, losing Grand Finalists last time out, are now 0-3 and sit rooted to the bottom of the CNE ladder.
The Rams will be eyeing up a spot in the Big Dance, and with two rounds to go plus an additional lighting round before the Grand Final on the 20th July, it’s all to play for!