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
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In a dominant display in the Scottish capital, the Glasgow Giants proved themselves a team to be feared with a convincing 63-point victory over the Port Malmö Lynx. With 7 individual goal kickers, the Scotts were too good for the Swedes in this international friendly at the GHA Rugby Club. Despite coming off some good form in 2018 with a win in the Swedish Cup and a solid performance in the AFL Europe Champions League, the Lynx struggled to find the scoreboard due to a very impressive defensive performance from the hosts.
Glasgow Giants 14.9 (93) defeated Port Malmö Lynx 5.0 (30)
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In another tough and tight contest, it was the Amsterdam Devils victorious in another terrific Dutch Derby. In a close first half, the Blues pushed the visitors and took plenty of momentum into the major break. After the half-time however, Amsterdam f
ound their straps to take the game away from Delft in the third term. In a strong last quarter, the Blues pushed the margin back to just 7-points when the full-time siren sounded. The Devil’s success marks the first win of the AFLNL Championship to take place throughout the European summer.
Final Score (AFLNL Championship)
Amsterdam Devils 10.9 (69) defeated Delft Blues 9.8 (62)
Hamburg bounce back to lead AFLG
After suffering a heartbreaking one-point loss to arch rivals Berlin Crocodiles in Round 6, the Hamburg Dockers put on one of their better performances for the season with a thumping 128-point victory over the Rhineland Lions. Playing in Cologne, the Dockers led from start to finish to take home the four points. The win gives first place on the ladder back to Dockers, who lead the Munich Kangaroos by just percentage on top of AFLG. The Dockers will now enjoy a month off before setting themselves for revenge on the Crocodiles when the teams meet again in Round 8.
Final Score (AFLG):
Hamburg Dockers 21.18 (144) defeated Rhineland Lions 2.4 (16)
Fantastic Farum fly high in Lyngholmskolen
It’s been another fantastic season for the Farum Cats and even without superstar Mikkel Norlander, the boys from Denmark continue to reign supreme in the 2018 DAFL. Facing the Barracudas on Saturday, the Cats were tested but proved too strong for a valiant Copenhagen outfit. A massive seven goal to one opening term was the difference between the two sides as the Cats won the fixture by 32-points.
Final Score (2018 DAFL)
Farum Cats 12.15 (87) defeated Copenhagen Barracudas 8.7 (55)
GB Squad takes shape
The GB Bulldogs have named their squad to play an international friendly against the Flying Dutchman (Netherlands), ahead of a huge eighteen months of representative football that will see much of the GB squad represent their respective countries at Euro Cup in October 2018 and again in June 2019, before rejoining under the GB banner for the European Championships late in 2019. The Bulldogs have named North
London Lion Ross Denton as their skipper as well as ten fresh faces for the important match to be played at Motspur Park, London.
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