The Chosen Ones Remain Unbeaten
The Chosen Ones defeated some Pacific Islanders to win our eighth consecutive game. Last time we played these guys it resulted in a 4 all draw, but this time we had all of our regular players. That makes a huge difference in a season when the same player turn out game after game.
It is really aparent that we are a great allround team without the explosive Hayden "Martine" Luke we still managed to out score a good team 7-5. We were showing the ball and finding gaps in the opposition defence with ease. I finally realised why my role is becoming increasingly of a support nature in play. It is because there are so many gamebreakers in the side, that I don't have any responsibility to make it happen. This is a stark contrast to the DCBC Superstars where I feel obliged to get moves going.
Our reward for winning every game was playing against a team of referees, most of whom were star players. We kept them scoreless and scored about four or five tries including a double of intercepts for me, my first for the season, in the last game. This proved that The Chosen Ones are a force to be reckoned with. It is just the experience factor that we have gathered from several years of suffering. There were also less awesome teams than usual!
I am extremely sore from playing the first game in the 2006 season, an away win 6 nil over Northern A played in hot and dry conditions at Prospect Park. We went into the game without several players from last year including Matt Dalman, James Miller, Aaron Thomson and Matt Coyle, but we scrambled together a team well and still had our core of experienced players. The first half was a Gav Jones special with a double. We turned tired at halftime and two nil up after playing into the sun. The second half was a benefit as Northern struggled to handle the Murray and Jones speed upfront and couldn't get there finishing on target. Sammy Callander and Luke Arkapaw slotted goals from lobbed shots, whilst great individual efforts from James Murray and Vince Frank (brother of Justus) saw us record a six nil win. Both sides got very fatigued by the end as the twenty degree heat took its toll. Some sore bodies today, I would imagine!