MARTINIZED! WAAFL VET DOMINATES SWANS
Ft. Lauderdale tall Curt Martin nearly single-handedly defeated the hosting St. Petersburg Swans, leading the Squids to an 11.11.77 – 5.10-40 win Saturday in St. Petersburg.
Formerly of East Perth of the WAAFL, Martin turned in a Performance Of The Year in guiding Ft. Lauderdale to a 2-1 series edge in the 2017 Florida Derby. Each home team had won the previous two matches in the Series.
With a combination of on-ball skills, deadly passing and equally lethal shooting, Martin was a problem from the get-go, as Swans’ Coach Greg Bray was forced into in-game strategy shifts to account for Martin.
While nothing seemed to work for the Red and White – other than a 3rd quarter that flashed a brief glimpse of the St. Pete offensive capabilities – the match indicated that future USAFL opponents taking on Ft. Lauderdale will be wise to take Saturday’s result in St. Petersburg to mind before facing the Squids going forward.