(1-1) Earlstonian Bohemians 78.28 – 124.34 Earlston Earthquakes (2-0)
Top Scorers: J Cutler 25.54 (EE), D Sproles 23.80 (EE), B Marshall 22.80 (EE)
Points left on bench: Bohemians (7.8) Earthquakes (9)
A crushing victory for the Earthquakes in this Kirk divisional game. Powered by four 20 point performers the Earthquakes blew the Bohemians modest score out of the water. Both coaches will be pleased with their lineups with very few points left on the bench, but Coach Ally can breath a sigh of relief that D. McFadden (15.0) being cut on Saturday night wouldn’t have made a difference to the tie. Although Coach Cozy had a couple of underperformers it’s Coach Ally who’ll have a number of questions to address on Wednesday morning…..Toby Gerhart you have been warned.
(0-2) Tranent International Tornadoes 74.28 – 91.64 Pilton Panthers (1-1)
Top Scorers:P Manning 21.58 (TT), D Walker 20.20 (PP), R Cobb 18.50 (PP)
Points left on bench: Tornadoes (20.6) Panthers (5.1)
A real crunch match for these divisional opponents went convincingly in the favour of the resurgent Panthers. The Panthers were able to overcome the early loss of J Charles with good performances from waiver wire pick up D Walker (20.20) and R Cobb. Solid outings from N Foles and the Ravens helped ensure they stayed at arms length from the rookies. Coach Nicky will be kicking himself after leaving over 20 points on the bench especially when they had an advantage in a number of positional matchups, but the real problem lay in the lack of production from WR.
(1-1) Oakbank Oddities 91.52 – 93.14 SanFran-Gordon 69ers (1-1)
Top Scorers: A Rodgers 28.64 (SF), J Graham 23.80 (SF), G Bernard 22.90 (OO)
Points left on bench: Oddities (36.0) 69ers (6.4)
A close divisional game with contrasting coaching peformances. The 69ers lost only 6pts on their bench and got maximum production from their starters and especialyy their stars A Rodgers and J Graham. WRs continue to cause Coach Richie concern and he may need to scour waivers on Wednesday to add some reinforcements.
The effective coaching of the 69ers was contrasted by the abysmal coaching of the Oddities who left over 36 points on the bench. The Oddities had top performers in 7 of the 9 starter positions but failed to get them on the field. Coach Harry will need to pick up his performance to avoid a repeat of this week’s disaster.
(2-0) dodgy touchdown 95.44 – 65.18 Fog on the Tyne (0-2)
Top Scorers: J Nelson 26.9 (DT), A Morris 20.5 (DT), D Brees 15.78 (FT)
Points left on bench: touchdown (11.5) Tyne (12.5)
Another disappointing outing by the Geordies as they yet again failed to crack the 70 point mark. Despite leaving 12 points on their bench they still didn’t have enough fire power to come close to the high flying dodgy touchdown. Coach Russ had a few line up problems of his own leaving nearly 12 points on the bench and with M Ryan struggling 1 week after his career performance, but strong outings from J Nelson, A Morris and J Tucker capped a strong team performance. TE Zach Ertz has been an inspired late round selection contributing to their consistent peformances.
(0-2) Mercy Flush 86.26 – 103.84 Nitten Pickaxe (2-0)
Top Scorers: Patriots 24.00 (NP), D Bryant 16.3 (NP), T West 15.0 (NP)
Points left on bench: Flush (6.08), Pickaxe (44.22)
Pickaxe cruise to victory and move to a commanding 2-0 in their division with a win over Mercy Flush. Coach Paul will again be left cursing the performance of a number of his frontline players including T Brady 9.96 and E Lacy 6.10 who suffered game plan and matchup limitations. A good team performance that just lacked an elite performer. On the other hand the Pickaxe will be more than happy with their team performance that managed to support injured superstar A J Green. A real warning performance for the rest of the league by the defending champions despite leaving over 44 points on the bench.
(1-1) Jimmy’s Jerman Jaguars 86.88 – 87.86 Kelso 187’s (1-1)
Top Scorers: D Murray 21.30 (JJJ), Bills 18.0 (K1), R Wilson 17.88 (JJJ)
Points left on bench: Jaguars (4.16) 187s (14.7)
An absolute cracker of a match ended with P Dawson unable to find a last point to win the game for the Germans. Although the Jaguars had a number of strong performances they were ultimately undone by an injury to D Jackson. Kelso who had to make a number of last minute changes to cope with the absence of No.1 pick A Peterson got several solid performances led by a strong showing by the Bills D.