The Phamtoms and
Major Warriors have stunned top three opponents to continue their
heated pursuit of finals action to the final round of the season.
The Brawlers and Nexus were upended by the desperation of their
opponents which saw the Warriors hold fifth, but with the Phamtoms
in hot pursuit. The Slugs’ loss to the Marvels mean the St. Kilda
team must win their final match, or hope one of the Warriors or
Phamtoms lose, to ensure they play finals; but the McAvanean win was
not enough given the upsets elsewhere, and although the Marvels
leapt from last place this week, and may yet climb further, the
title defence is now officially over. Also over is the Magpies’
hopes despite another win over the Sons of God, who fell to tenth.
Finally, the Coat Hangers win over the Convicts has ended their
season, but with a huge PF gap between Nexus and the Hangers and
Brawlers, next week really is about fourth and fifth.
Inter-League Update - Champions League
Blue Flames may be out of contention for the CL Semis, but they are
having plenty to say about who gets through. Their stunning 0.5 win
over the Major Warriors denied Dan’s attempt to seal their spot, and
combined with the narrow Coat Hangers win over the Brawlers mean the
Major Warriors-Brawlers encounter will be a winner take all
showdown. Alternatively, the Coat Hangers only need to beat the Blue
Flames now to qualify – but should the Flames pull another upset,
then both the Majors and Brawlers would likely progress. In the
other Group, the Titans win over Nexus combined with a Scorpions
victory over the Chargers means the Titans are the first team to
qualify for the Semis. The Scorpions are in the box seat for the
second spot with a win and PF advantage, but do have to take on the
Titans, while Nexus play the winless Chargers. For Nexus to steal
the final spot they need to get the likely win, hope the Titans win
too, and then the game within the game will be the Nexus-Scorpions
PF comparison, where Nexus must outscore the Scorpions by 11.