MIDWEEK REPORT: BLOODS BACK IN ACTION

MIDWEEK REPORT: BLOODS BACK IN ACTION

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Austen Kugler and the St. Petersburg Swans look to secure a Major League Footy Finals berth with positive results Saturday. FILE PHOTO: KATE MATSON

Six weeks ago, the Swans’ place on the 2018 Major League Footy ladder seemed all-but-secure.

Cruising to a 5-1 mark entering a midsummer clash with the MLF debutant Tampa Bay Bombers, the Bloods held a 6-point lead with less than two minutes between themselves and a sure lock on a Finals berth.STPSMW

That midsummer night’s dream turned into a nightmare when the Bombers stormed back to take a razor-tight affair, 110-100.

The loss, coupled with a blowout defeat at the hands of the Miami Saints, made the road to the Finals significantly more fraught for the Red and White.

Now at 5-3 (20 points), and having fallen to third on the ladder, the Swans are seeking to recapture their early-season magic when the Saints and Florida Lions visit Rollboto Oval at Cresent Lake Common this Saturday.

The final two matches of the regular season loom like a pendulum for St. Petersburg – win and they’re in, lose and go home.

The St. Petersburg Swans will take on the Saints 1t 4:45 PM in Game Two of Saturday’s ‘triple-header’ carnival. Game Three will see the Swans tangle with the Lions at 5:25 PM.

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