BLOODS BOUNCE BACK; EARN SPLIT
Returning to action after an arduous Holiday Break, the St. Petersburg Swans shook off a bit of early rust to salvage a split of their Major League Footy double-header with a gallant Bombers side, January 12 at Crescent Lake Common in St. Pete.
With a Tom Mathew 10-pointer giving the Bombers (2-4, 8 points) the difference they needed in a 18.104.22.168 – 22.214.171.124 first game victory, the scrappy Same Olds also held strong in the first half of Game Two, scraping out a 1-point lead at the break.
From there, the Swans would recover their early-season offensive prowess, perhaps also seeing benefit from near-80 degree temps on a postcard January afternoon.
The Swans would go on to parlay a 23-5 run in the second half to capture Game Two, 126.96.36.199 – 0.2.8.20.
Queensland gun Ben McIntosh notched three super goals on the day, with Bomber debutant Josh Wurst recording a brave first match.
The result keeps the Bloods (5-1, 20 points) comfortable atop the 2018-19 Major League Footy Premiership Season ladder, 12 points clear of the pack.
In a bit of scheduling quirk, Saturday’s twinbill was a rematch of a December 15 contest called by thunderstorms…and will see the Swans and Bombers face-off again next week, as #footy returns to Largo Sports Complex Stadium in Largo, Florida, for the first Twilight double-header of 2019.