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GENEVA TURNS ON THE JETS
Round 2 of the AFL Switzerland season was played in Basel on Saturday, with Basel, Winterthur and Geneva all playing two matches each as part of the league’s round-robin style. Basel and Geneva battled once again after their thriller in the opening round saw the Dragons win by just two points. This time around the Geneva Jets kicked things into gear, taking out sizeable wins over both the hosting Basel Dragons and the Winterthur Lions to take the lead on the AFL Switzerland ladder.
Final Scores (AFL Switzerland)
Mixed: Basel Dragons (3.5.23) defeated by Geneva Jets (12.15.87)
DOCKERS DEFEND THE FLAG
The Soldermalm Blues came into this game having won their opening two matches while scoring a total of 304 points for while conceding just 77 so far. Their opponents, Norttajle, were also undefeated after winning their first match. It was set up to be a big clash up in Sweden, and it proved to be just that with the Dockers showing off the form that won them last season’s premiership with a huge 98 point win over the Blues.
Final Scores (Stockholm Australian Football League)
Sodermalm Blues (54) defeated by Norttajle Dockers (152)
PORT MALMO MAULS ODENSE IN THREE POINT THRILLER
This week saw round 4 of the Danish Australian Football League take place, with the Odense Lions going up against Port Malmo. For the Lions, they won their opening two games but suffered their first loss of the season last week, while Port Malmo had come into the game with their ledger all square at one win and loss. After a tense, physical game, the Maulers were able to come away with a narrow win and once again cement the rivalry between these two Danish powerhouses for the 2019 season.
Final Scores (Danish Australian Football League)
Odense Lions (4.12.36) defeated by Port Malmo (5.9.39)
CATS CLAW DOWN REIGNING CHAMPIONS IN AFL LONDON
A massive clash in AFL London saw historic rivals battle it out at the Wildcats home ground at Dukes Meadows. The Demons won their opening game last week in a one-point thriller against the North London Lions, while the Wildcats were tested early before running away against the Wimbledon Hawks by 40 points. This weekend’s grand-final rematch saw a hotly contested first half before the Cats pulled ahead in the second half to secure a dominant win over the reigning premiers.
Meanwhile at Wildcat Land, the Women’s Conference division saw the London Swans take on the hosting Wildcats on their annual ladies day. It was a tight affair between the two sides, with the Swans managing to hold onto a narrow lead and secure the chocolates, bringing them up to two wins from two for the season.
Final Scores (AFL London)
Men’s Premiership: West London Wildcats (17.15.117) defeated Wandsworth Demons (5.2.31)
Women’s Conference: London Swans (1.0.6) defeated West London Wildcats (0.3.3)
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