R2 ABL Action
Smells a bit like rivalry round this week. What a great way to get everyone fired up after Easter. It'll be 100 years since the Titanic hit an iceberg so find a lifeboat because there’s a few teams heading for some icebergs and the only difference between some teams and the Titanic is the Titanic had a band. And just as people wear rabbit ears during easter and reindeer horns at Christmas time, BSA have apparently asked all bench officials to wear White Star pursor’s hats to get into the Titanic spirit.
North-Norwood @ Hillcrest
Women: Team Mansfield couldn’t overcome a determined Tigers team last round and the Flames revealed a huge achilles heal against the Lions with only poor shooting from the Lionesses gifting them the game. Norwood should be lightning against the Wockets this round. No soup for the North girls this round.
Men: I’m tipping the team starting with Nor. North men faced little resistance last round but will find a more difficult assignment this week. Are Norwood going back to the future? Is that #24 the real Brad Davidson? I know jersey 14 has been taken, but when picking his jersey number did he have to use his Wii-fit age? Norf to cruise into open waters.
South-Southern @ Marion
Women: With both teams in the icey water, who will be the first to the lifejacket? Following the Panthers this season could be like a Mumbai taxi ride. They host Southern who are by all accounts the youngest team, and let’s face it, when you’re young you have the motivation to do anything you like. Southern should swim to the lifejacket first.
Men: South men are delicately navigating their way at the moment with Home & Away writers watching carefully for plot ideas. Could be a chance for both teams to score a win, so this will be a tightly fought contest. Good players will stand out like Schensh at a dwarf’s convention. South didn’t play badly last week, but might be gifted a spot in a lifeboat with Southern looking to stay in the water without life jackets.
West-Woodville @ Port
Women: Near, far, whereever they are, West will be shooting the lights out tonight and should be all over Woodies this game. The Woodies girls will be looking in the stands for a Jack Dawson to offer his jacket for warmth tonight, but alas Mr Dawson is on the upper decks.
Men: The unveiling of the 1982 NBL Flag to celebrate 30 years might be inspiration enough to spur the Bearcats to victory. Apparently they are hunting for their old NBL licence, just as Al Green is hunting for his shorts from 1982. Woodville to be shovelling coal for the boilers while Westies dance a jig.
Centrals-Mavs @ Starplex
Women: Lionesses to have this one wrapped up by quarter time. Who could have said that 2 years ago? When was the last time the Lionesses cleared their bench and let their young Lionesses run free? Tess Madgen to offer significant resistance, but to quote Dr Who "resistance is useless"
Men: Lions had more shots on goal than Norwood last week and you need to make 'em count if you want to win! Mavs faced one of the grand finalists last round and while it seems they didn’t play badly, they fell in the last quarter. With all these playing coaches at the moment, how long before Scotty suit up? Lions by about 2 but might need the Blue Army to push them out of the way of icebergs.
Eagles-Sabres @ Wayville
Ah, a battle worthy of the first classes. Polish up your monocle and stroll onto the boat deck for some entertainment. After the game, gentlemen are invited to the bar to enjoy brandy and cigars.
Women: Forestville sent an early warning to other teams with a huge shot across the Mav’s deck. Sturt shooting well saw them pip West, but when was the last time any Sturt team shot poorly? Always a good tight game when these teams meet, usually down to the last possession. Sturt may get up this time, but Forestville and titles just go together like Don Dunstan and pink safari suits.
Men: The obvious GOTR. Eagles were untroubled in R1 and Sturt played 3 great quarters then one shocker. The Rash was quiet due to the Brads, but still collected 13 rebounds. It’s great to see Majok “Brad” Deng collect a double double, which should send a shiver down the backs of opposition coaches. The Toorak Tractors off to a bad start and should be 0-2 after tonight, could they get to 0-5? All Eagles players have been requested to change their name to Brad by deed poll.