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
Giants come from behind to edge Redbacks in an AFLG thriller
In an AFLG classic, the Württemberg Giants secured a crucial victory over the Frankfurt Redbacks on Saturday in Esslingen. Needing a win to stay in touch with finals contenders in 2018, the Giants were made to work extremely hard on their way to a tough and bruising 9-point victory.
Down by five points at half-time and still trailing by a goal at three-quarter time, the Giants managed to kick 3.5 to 1.2 in the final term to claim a significant scalp at Eberhard-Bauer Stadion.
The loss for Frankfurt means that they will remain in 5th spot (percentage separating them from the four). having played the most games out of any team in the competition (8).
While for the Giants, Saturday’s result sees them now a game out of the four with a one game in hand over Frankfurt, having played seven games themselves. Württemberg will take on Munich this weekend while the Redbacks have the week off.
Final Score (AFLG):
Württemberg Giants 11.13 (79) defeated Frankfurt Redbacks 10.10 (70)
Wolverines step it up a gear against Huddersfield in the AFLCNE
Amassing a total of 38 scoring shots for the match, the Wolverhampton Wolverines showed their class in an impressive performance on their home deck last Saturday. After going down by 38 points in their previous outing against the Manchester Mosquitoes, the Wolverines were quick to make amends at the Stafford Road Sports Club. Taking control of the match from start to finish, Wolverhampton ran out 92-point winners over the Huddersfield Rams in Walsall. With eleven individual goal kickers, this might of just been the Wolverines best performance of the year to date.
Final Score (AFLCNE):
Wolverhampton Wolverines (22.16) 148 defeated Huddersfield Rams 8.8 (56)
Teams selected for Pèronne Commemorative Football Match
Less than one month out from the 2018 Pèronne Commemorative Football Match to be held on July 7, both teams have been selected for this iconic fixture. Named as The Liberators and The ANZACs, players both from sides have been officially selected to represent their respective outfits in the inaugural Mactier Cup. The guernseys both sides will wear have also been shown to the public.
ARFLIW Super 7’s 2018 Team of The Tournament announced
After the West Clare Waves took out the the Super 7’s in Ireland on June 9, the Team of the Tournament was announced last weekend to recognise the significant performances that took place throughout the four rounds of competition. Headlined by joint ‘Player of the Tournament’ winners in Marie Keating and Mella Morey, the side also featured the leading goal kicker of the tournament and West Clare superstar Alish Considine.
14 goals in one game!
When Buddy Franklin kicked 13 goals in one game the AFL went into a frenzy. On the weekend, Matty Schulte from the Norrtälje Dockers managed to go one better kicking an incredible 14 goals in one game. The big man (pictured wearing the number 11 guernsey) from Sweden dominated the match with an outstanding display of strength, skill and tremendous goal kicking for a fine hall he and his teammates will never forget.
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