BLOODS PREFER HOME COOKING IN DERBY QUEST

BLOODS PREFER HOME COOKING IN DERBY QUEST

What first appeared a quirk is now a definite trend – and one the St. Petersburg Swans will be looking to extend when the club hosts cross-state rivals Ft. Lauderdale, Saturday at 3pm.

That trend is easy to spot: St. Petersburg has dominated the Squids at Four ‘N Twenty Field in St. Petersburg, posting a 103-59 Opening Night win in 2016, then notching a 146-38 rout April 22 this season.

Both times, however, the rematches at Central Broward Regional Park have been dominated by the Squids, who rode their defense to taut 51-39 (2016) and 57-21 (July 8) wins.

If St. Petersburg is going to capture the 2017 Florida Derby, they’re going to need to maximize the attack on the 140m oval ground at Crescent Lake Common.

Ft. Lauderdale, on the other hand, has had success grinding out play at home, relying on solid penetration and a skilled passing attack, and will be looking to transport that recipe to St. Pete this Saturday.

Game time is 3pm Saturday in the St. Petersburg Swans’ first-ever home day game, and also first regular season match on the oval.

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