Updated: Oct 31, 2022
The opening day of the 2022 Melbourne Blood Bowl Association winter season kicked off with a bang as 8 teams battled it out for early league supremacy. The aptly named Vermin Herzog piloted by Tom Fahey rocketed to top spot with two wins against the Bone Ladz and Gronks Boyz. Vermin Herzog is joined on top of the table by Jurassic Havoc piloted by Blood Bowl newcomer, Seve Kranz. His Lizardmen put up good results on day one to beat Andy Smith’s Dingley Bypass and Scott Comber’s Bone Lads. His tight gameplay and good use of a trap defense ensured the scoring opportunities were kept to a minimum. Other matches featured Gronks Boyz battling it out to a last gasp draw against Sokol’s Scoundrels. Sokol’s Scoundrels took the lead in the first half but weren’t able to sustain the pressure in the second after sustaining several knock-outs to the line up.
The most vicious and costly match however has to go to the round 2 fixture; Dingley Bypass v The Pantheon. After successfully holding the ball on the receive and establishing a defensive position to move up the field, disaster struck as one of the 4 blockers was mercilessly fouled of the pitch and out for the rest of the game. This heralded a disastrous outing for The Pantheon as their luck and favour with The Dark Gods went from bad to worse as two players would be killed and many more would miss next game by a rampaging amazon’s team with nothing to lose and everything to gain. Gain they did, scoring late in the first half and putting the game out of reach for the Hapless Chosen of The Dark Gods.
The big questions to come out of day 1 are; who can catch the runaway freight train that is Vermin Herzog, can the Gold Diggers and The Pantheon bounce back from horror starts to the season, and can the Dingley Bypass capitalize on their good fortune early to climb the standings to challenge for a spot in the top 2 by the end of the season? But the big question everyone wants to know is, can the Bone Lads live up to their potential and achieve the ever elusive Black Orc hand off for the touchdown. Only time will tell. Stay tuned for next time as we bring you the latest from the Melbourne Blood Bowl Association 2022 Season as we march ever onward towards The Griffin Cup.
Bye for now.