So when these teams met in the latter stages of the regular season, I felt I had a much better team. I didn’t win that game, so playing again in the semis now that the Shamblemen had moved through the gears with several upgrades was going to be a struggle. Those damn flesh golems….
Iain’s offence was first to be seen and the Sharks did a fine job of defending. They were certainly helped with a chainsaw and a bit of fortune meaning they were men (well beings) up. Iain wisely didn’t push it, hopeful of a similar defensive stand in the second half – so we got to halftime at 0-0.
That S-Men’s hope looked forlorn when a keen Sharks fan targeted the rookie flesh golem with a well placed rock to the head at the start of the second half, leading to a KO. Another KO followed (zombie) and the S-Men were up against it. However the Sharks hadn’t taken into account the pouring rain that had plagued the game since kick off. A failed (deep) pick up, followed by another failed pick up in turn two ensured that the speedier S-Men players were very much in play, threatening the turnover score. The Sharks eventually secured the pick up in the third turn, but the drive had stalled and having recalled so many players for protection, Iain had regained numerical superiority at the LOS. The LOS took heavy damage and the armour breaks missing in the first half returned with avengence. I was men down in a flash and the drive did not recover. In fact, towards the end of the half, it become a rearguard action just to get it to OT. A big turn seven from me (several dodges and a missed long pass) got the ball downfield but I missed the connection and Iain, with only mild drama pow’d the only possible scorer and turned his attention to a possible winner. Not to be and so 0-0 and to OT. Well not immediately as it happens – more like 28 days later, which was appropriate given the undead we were facing……
Sadly after a month of preamble, we didn’t get a very interesting OT. Iain’s flesh golem had returned so he had his full team. My inducements (chainsaw) and apo had long-since departed and with two injured (one guarder) and my KO (another guarder) failing to return, I really needed the kick off. Iain won the kick off and the sun came out to help with the ball. It was fairly simple for Iain to scoop the ball and threaten down a flank. I did force him into a dodge with the ball (failed first roll) but he escaped and swapped sides. It was always going to be a tough gig to recover and Iain got the winner. Not a lot of drama for the final few turns, to be fair, but the S-Men a worthy winner. GL for the final, Iain!
|Posted Wed Mar 22 2017 7:02:50 (last edited Wed Mar 22 2017 10:29:31) by FoxyBee