Mt Gravatt Fixtures (Thursdays) Season 2 (Winter), 2012
Remaining games will be played at Carina Leagues Club
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Grand Final Results:
TRL would like to congratulate the following teams for their Grand Final wins:
Mens 1: Wanking Hellbots- Prizes: Trophy + Medallions + $125 OFF next season
Mens 2: Top Deck – Prizes: Medallions + $100 OFF next season
Congratulations to Creatures for their Wildcard win. They receive $100 next season.
Results: Week 11 (11.10.2012) Grand-Finals and 2nd Week Wildcard
*Scores have been doubled in WC games
End of Season Write-Up
Mt Gravatt Thursday End of Season Write-Up
The Wanking Hellbots took top honors this season in the Mt. Gravatt Thursday competition in what was one of their best ever seasons. The Hellbots had threatened to take the title out last season but came up a bit short towards the end of the season. This time around though they were focused all the way to the end and produced some of their best footy in the big game. These guys know their way around the TRL field with their main men having played plenty of seasons across the years. With a premiership now to defend, they will be relishing the move to Carina for the summer season and will look to battle it out with the Allstars once more.
The other grand finalists were the Allstars who have now been there twice in a row without taking home the big prize. Lawrence and the Allstars are one of the most consistent teams and like the previous season they were the form team in the round games. The GF was always going to be tight and in the end a couple of late defensive errors just let the Wanking Hellbots sneak away with the result. The Allstars have Champions League aspirations and so they should with a talented team. They will be looking to dominate again in the summer season and should do well again.
Down to Touch and Touch Ovens performed well enough to secure a semi-final spot in what was a really competitive Division 1 again this winter season. The Down to Touch boys are a big time team and they really took it to the Wanking Hellbots who would eventually go on to take out the title. I have little doubt that these guys have a premiership just around the corner and will be a form team heading into summer. The Touch Ovens were a revelation this winter season and in my opinion could really be a team of the future. They have speed, youth and are really starting to develop a good read on the game. While they were outgunned in the semi-final against Allstars, they still fought to the end. I would be hoping that these guys go around again over summer and really take it on again.
For Raudonikis Inc and the Dolphins it was a season of ups and downs. Raudonikis Inc were playing their first TRL season as a team and they definitely held their own in a really tight field. These guys have a heap of potential and they showed plenty of signs that they could compete and win a similar strength division over summer. Their ball playing and use of the width of the paddock was fantastic. The Dolphins did it pretty tough this season in a division that was probably a bit beyond them. They just lacked the speed of the other teams in the competition and at times were hurt by lack of numbers. If they were to be able to gather a consistent squad for the summer season though there is no reason they couldn’t go really well in a lower division.
In one of the great upset TRL finals, the Top Deck squad were able to snatch victory from the Ankle Breakers in one of the top class Division 2 finals.
To set the scene, the Ankle Breakers had absolutely dominated the competition in the round games and were streaks ahead of the field. Tony had put together a really strong squad that was hands down one of the fastest at the venue. In contrast the Top Deck squad didn’t have the top end speed of the Ankle Breakers but played a more multi-dimensional style of TRL with good wide passes and a consistent kicking game. And that was the way the GF played out with two contrasting teams going basically try for try until late in the game when Top Deck struck the decisive blow to take out the title. These two teams could really push for bigger honors over the summer season and I hope that both will return to reignite the rivalry.
The other semi-finalists were the impressive squads of Team Cup and TBA. Crane and the Team Cup squad were new to the format this season and to make a semi-final against teams that have played multiple seasons was a fantastic effort by this team. And not only did they make the semi but they also really competed with Ankle Breakers who had dominated them in their previous encounter. I liked the way that these guys were able to hold strong against wave after wave of attack and then could counter punch when the time was right. While they were eventually worn down it was still a great effort and I’m sure they guys will be keen to go one further over summer. For the TBA squad it was case of so close but so far as they also really pushed their semi-final opponents who would eventually go on to take out the title. For Freeman and the guys this was their 3rd season in a row and they definitely would say this was their best. This team has all the qualities of a good TRL team with plenty of cool heads as well as ball players that are able to move the ball around in order to confuse oppositions. This team has the makings of a potential Div 2 winner over summer and the guys should be really keen for the challenge.
The Creatures against put their back into the season and fared much better this time around in the lower division. While they didn’t get enough points to snare a semi-final spot (only just missing out though) they were enthusiastic to the end and actually managed a bit win in the final game to take out the Wildcard prize. Under the leadership of their skipper Cory, these guys blooded a few new players this season so will be all the stronger for it over summer.
Ed and the Ramjets put in solid start to their TRL careers and were one of the more consistent squads in the division. They played out some really hard fought games across the who season and culminated in two really good wildcard games that saw them finish slightly ahead in the For and Against. This team will be a real contender in a similar division providing they can retain their most experienced members.
The Still Kicking and Mud Dog squads formed the backbone of the competition this season with both these teams being the most vocally supported and enthusiastic teams getting around. While Still Kicking were missing their go to Mason for the back end of the season, Ron had done well to pick up some good players this winter and really competed in all the games they played. Meanwhile the Mud Dogs were again competitive but outgunned at times against some of the faster teams. The Mud Dogs are one of the longest standing teams in the competition though having played almost every Thursday night at the venue. These guys quite simply love the TRL format and are always at the venue half an hour early. I’m sure both the Mud Dogs and Still Kicking will be keen to get amongst the Div 2 competition again in the summer season.
The Pigboks tried really hard but were hampered this season by a lack of numbers through work and injuries. Having played on a different night previously, Jordan and the boys gave Thursday a crack this season. While they might have come up short in most of their games they were still there most weeks and gave it a crack. They will probably have a recovery season off over summer but hopefully be ready and raring to get back into it in 2013.
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