So this is a game is meant to be an easy one for the lizzies. So despite playing in a six-guard hole, I took no hesitation in electing to receive and dominating the LOS. Well, I might have had the Mariners not rolled a Perfect D. Getting their six guard right in my face. Ah. The Krox could have helped commence a chain of two dice but he boneheaded and the LOS was soon on its backside. Yes, I injured a dwarf but spent much of the first 4 turns gradually trying to rescue a position. Once the saurus had been suitably knocked back and down, the dwarves were a little more spread out and now were finding 1 dicers and half dicers were previously they were getting two dice. And thus, the Pirates started to make progress. Some good defence (and a timely half-dice POW on the krox) kept it interesting and I needed to switch flanks to get in range. Then the Krox screwed up and found my ball carrier in the open and lonely. Massive slice of luck for me as the block runner couldn't bring him down with four dice and we scored for 1-0.
The Mariners gathered their thoughts at the break and started the 2H with renewed vengeance, second half. Another terrible action from the krox left my dwindling numbers in TZs and the Mariners made quick progress into range and even put it in after racking up the fourth cas.
2 skinks left of 8 lizards and four turns, the winner was on (but so was possibly defeat). A short kick too - so things were looking up. Well they were until a thrown rock cas'd the AG4 skink near the ball. Grrrrrrrr. The lizzies still made a fist of things and got into range. Heavy pressure from the Mariners meant I went for the score in T7, and needed three dodges, two of which would have had a RR. But failed the first one. Still time for the Mariners to get the winner but the pass was immediately fumbled.
A rather frustrating game to lose 7 casualties and find the crowd so vociferously helping the dwarves, but good play from Niklas to take advantage of it and a nice evening to boot!
And just a few add on remarks from Niklas:
- It all happened in a blizzard from start to finish!
- The final pass actions didn't even fail on a fumble, but on the actual 3+, sure hands pick-up - was one of those days were both teams needed their AG 4 player WAY too much.
- Fun fact: The one cas'd dwarf on T1 was a blitzer, which left the Mariners blitzerless for the whole game!
- I wish some more of the 7 casualties would've happened in the first half, it would've really helped :D ^^
Pleasure as always, Paul - I look forward to our divisional game next season as well (since we're are definitely kharmically destined to be in the same division, or so it would seem) - best of luck with the rest!
|Posted Wed May 17 2017 13:32:06 (last edited Thu May 18 2017 4:15:55) by nivlaps