CAN SWANS DIM SUNS?
With this weekend’s Championship Final pitting the Suncoast Suns (3-0) and St. Petersburg Swans (2-1), the Inaugural season of Major League Footy – The Florida Winter League of Australian Football – is racing to a finish.
Fittingly, the Florida Winter Premiership will be decided by the sides that finished 1-2 on the ladder, and also ranked first and second in both scoring and points differential.
After the Swans narrowly escaped elimination by virtue of a late rally last week against Florida – a surge that could arguably be attributed to a second half wave of injuries suffered by the Redbacks – they’ll now face a Suns side that will be missing winter captain Kenneth Scheidt, a big blow to the Suncoast backline.
After nine rounds of winter footy, the Florida circuit’s off-season metro circuit has featured compelling matches, often punctuated by see-saw affairs that have seen sides roar back after big early deficits.
That’s especially true of last week’s Swans-Redbacks affair, and a theme St. Pete should look to avoid.
The match begins at 11 AM, following weekly training sessions on the Common at Crescent Lake.
Major League Footy is the Florida Winter League of Australian Football, with seven sides comprised of players on the Tampa Bay ARFC co-ed player list. Players were selected by the six drafting sides in the 2016 Winter Footy Draft, November 11, 2016.
All trainings, practices and competitions are always free, and are open to co-ed players of all ages and skill level.
11/19: SWANS TRIP ORLANDO, RUN OUT WINNERS IN WINTER OPENER
12/3 : SUNS RALLY PAST BLACK DOG
12/10: SUNS SMASH STARFISH, MOVE TO FIRST
01/14: STARFISH CLIP KANGAS TO EVEN RECORD
01/21 SUNS FIRE BACK, BURN KANGAS
01/28: SHORT-HANDED ‘FISH NIP DOG
02/04: ORLANDO SURGES, LEAVE KANGAS WINLESS
02/11: SLEEPING ‘DOG AWAKES, BITES SWANS
02/18: SWANS BRUSH OFF ‘BACKS, ADVANCE TO FINAL