PSS Presents: Around the Grounds

PSS Presents: Around the Grounds

Each week, AFL Europe will take a look at some of the football highlights around the continent in Around the Grounds presented by PSS International Removals. Here are the standout performances from the weekend’s action.

 

Will Taylor – AFL Europe

 

History in the making as the SEAFL link up with the WARFL

In 2018, the South England Australian Football League (SEAFL) and Welsh Australian Rules Football League (WARFL) have joined forces to create a 9-a-side round-robin competition exposing the best football talent the regions have to offer. It is the the first inter-league mixer of its kind to begin in the two countries. In the first of two rounds on Saturday before the Grand Final on the 11th of August, the Bristol Dockers, Cardiff Panthers, Sussex Swans, Portsmouth Pirates, Southampton Titans and Bath and Wiltshire Redbacks went to battle in the inaugural competition.

After a day of fierce football, the Bristol Dockers and Cardiff Panthers showed their class and went through the day undefeated to be the top two teams in the tournament. The Dockers getting the chocolates by only percentage in what proved to be a tight and tense finish to the day’s action. The second round of action will begin on the 30th of June at Southampton.

 

Final Scores: (SEAFL/WARFL Competition)

Bristol Dockers (74) defeated Southampton Titans (2)

Portsmouth Pirates (40) defeated Bath and Wiltshire Redbacks (18)

Southampton Titans (39) drew with Bath and Wiltshire Redbacks (39)

Cardiff Panthers (46)  defeated Sussex Swans (33)

Cardiff Panthers (47) defeated Portsmouth Pirates (21)

Bristol Dockers (71) defeated Sussex Swans (28)

Bristol Dockers (47) defeated Portsmouth Pirates (14)

Cardiff Panthers (40) defeated Southampton Titans (11)

Sussex Swans (47) defeated Bath and Wiltshire Redbacks (17)

 

The Swans are singing in London!

Another week and another tough win for the London Swans in the Women’s Conference division in the English capital. After back to back wins against the Putney Magpies and the Wandsworth Demons in the opening two rounds of competition, the Swans made it three wins from three games with an impressive 15-point win on Saturday against the Magpies.

This was their second victory over Putney this season. The Swans now sit comfortably on top of the ladder in the Women’s Conference division.

 

Final Score: (AFL London Women’s League – Women’s Conference Division)

London Swans 4.6 (30) defeated Putney Magpies 2.3 (15)

 

 

 

Solna Axemen take control in the SAFF

With three rounds completed in the SAFF, Solna Axemen are looking ominous after another big victory on Saturday against the Årsta Swans. Playing in Norrtälje, the boys in yellow and black put up an impressive four quarter display against the Swans to run out 70 point victors. The win consolidated Solna’s position at the top of the SAFF ladder. In the other game of the round, the Södermalm Blues continued their solid start to the season with a comfortable nine-goal victory over the Norrtälje Dockers.

They now sit a game and percentage clear of the Dockers in second position.

Final Scores: (SAFF)

Solna Axemen defeated 17.11 (113) defeated Årsta Swans 6.7 (43)

Södermalm Blues 13.13 (91) defeated Norrtälje Dockers 6.11 (47)

 

Mozzies come from behind to beat the Rams in the AFLCNE

After trailing by 15 points at quarter-time, a huge second half helped the Manchester Mosquitoes overcome a determined Huddersfield Rams outfit. Although the Mosquitoes eventually won the fixture by 62 points, the game was on early with the visiting side up and about in this important Round 3 contest. Built as our Match of the Round last weekend, Manchester showed their prowess after a slow start to gain not only a significant victory, but also a vital percentage boosting win in the process.

Prior to the Mozzies victory, the Nottingham Scorpions had a big percentage boosting victory over the Wolverhampton Wolverines in the opening match of the round. In beautiful conditions, the Scorpions were far too good coming out on top by 89 points.

Final Scores: (AFLCNE)

Manchester Mosquitoes 20.15 (135)  defeated Huddersfield Rams 11.7 (63) 

Nottingham Scorpions 22.20 (152) defeated Wolverhampton Wolverines 8.13 (63)

 

Dockers get revenge on Double Blues in Croatia

After going down in last year’s AFL Croatian League Grand Final, the Zagreb Cvjetno Dockers have made a mends defeating their arch rivals the Sesvete Double Blues on Saturday.

Coming off a disappointing loss against the Zagreb Hawks in Round 2, the Dockers put in their best performance of the season to beat the reigning premiers by 21 points.

 

 

In what was arguably the best match of the weekend, the Zagreb Hawks edged a spirited VG Bombers outfit by 14 points in another ripping encounter in the Croatian League. The Hawks now sit top of the table.

Final Scores: (AFL Croatian League)

Zagreb Cvjetno Dockers (87) defeated Sesvete Double Blues (66)

Zagreb Hawks 13.5 (83) defeated VG Bombers 10.9 (69)

 

 

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