Wow what an incredible game one of the most tense I have played. I took some notes but Tom may need to correct.
1st half the Undead Titans are receiving and it starts to pour. The Undead slowly start to work their way up the field but can’t penetrate through the wall of Orcs. A couple of key player leave the pitch and it is looking desperate for the Undead. Suddenly in a burst of inspiration 2 ghouls and a wight run across the field switching the side of play (only 6 GFI and a dodges with the ball carrier required). The Orcs have an opening to blitz the the ball carrying ghoul with tackle but fail the GFI to make the hit after burning a reroll on the dodge. Score for the Titans T7.
Orcs receive for their T7, high kick but not caught due to the rain. Rush hard on the left side on the pitch with 2 blitzers and 1 goblin in range to score. Thrower connects with Ag4 Orc hero to get the ball in the scrum. Undead mark up and it is up to the Goblin to catch the hand off, dodge through 2 zones and 2GFI to score. 2 Turn TD which kept scores level at half time.
2nd half Orcs receive and start their slow grind to the half way line but never get further. Tom played an awesome defense, fouling out the piling on orc blitzer who was getting a little cheeky then killing off the new unskilled one. By this stage casualties were starting to add up for both teams but I don’t have great records. Tom broke into the cage but the ball unlucky bounced into Orc hands so there was no TD for him.
Overtime!!! We both had 9 players (Orcs - Troll, 2 Blitz, 3 BO, Goblin, 2 Throwers & 2 Rerolls. Undead – 2 Ghouls, 2 Wights, 2 Mummies, Skele, 2 Zombies [1 used to be a blitzer!], 1 Reroll). Undead win the toss and receive, ball goes deep. Orcs blitz and rush forward knocking out a Wight on the way through. I thought the Orcs had this in the bag when the Undead cage was fully marked (incl ball carrier) but you can never underestimate the Ghouls who rushed past and set up a good position against the sideline leaving the Orcs in big trouble. Stompers marked up and hoped for the best, only to be saved when the ghoul ball carrier failed his GFI to score. The rest of overtime was a pathetic slop-fest where the Orcs desperately defended against 2 ghouls and 1 wight deep in their own half, dreaming of a pass to the goblin receiver waiting down field. Both teams had their chances but ran out of players and luck to make it happen.
In the end we settled it by a roll off and the Stompers were the undeserved winners. Very lucky after only getting the ball into the undead half for about 3 turns all game!
|Posted Tue Aug 9 2016 17:10:36 (last edited Sat Aug 13 2016 1:33:31) by Mr_hayward_99