Another round passes us by and with it, some more great football interspersed with some surprising results. The league moved north from Anniversary Park to Edinburgh Oval at Curtin University and has set up camp for the next 4 rounds.
The Jets and Steelers kicked things off on Friday night, the Jets extending their winning streak to 3 with a shutout over the Steelers, 20-0. The Saturday opener brought about a closer affair with the Saints narrowly coming out victors against the junior Broncos. The conversion being the only thing to separate the two teams, 6-8?by the last whistle.
The last match was a little more open, the Vipers and Wolverines putting together the highest scoring game of the junior season. 62 points in total were scored between the two teams, the Vipers coming out the winners by a large margin, 48-14.
The Senior Jets came got their first victory for the 2015-16 season with a?fourth quarter surge to take the W, 20-14. The win, the Jets first since Round 9 of season 2014-15, breaks a seven game losing streak as well as being the first time they’ve beaten the Steelers since 2013-14 and marks only the third time they’ve come away with a win against them since 2004.
The Broncos came out strong with two long TDs over the Saints, managing to go into the break with the lead over the league leaders. The second half proved different with the Saints coming back strong to eventually win 34-12. The last game of the round was a very one sided?affair with the Vipers pushing the Wolverines aside with a 52-0 victory, keeping them in touch with the leaders, the Saints.
The Saints have the bye this coming round which will give the Vipers a chance to close the gap completely before their Round 7 meeting to finish out the first half of the season.
With more data coming in from other teams, the scoring ladder is a little more clear. The Saints scorers are filling out the top of the ladder but until the Vipers information is in, we won’t be able to see where they fit in. Daniel Strickland is leading the way in the seniors but hasn’t scored since Round 3, Luke Hegney, also of the Saints, has closed his lead down to 4 points.
The juniors ladder is quite a bit different with almost 30% more scorers than the seniors, the ladder extends quite a bit but the top is lead by Viper Mitchell Crookes (50), followed by some distance by brother, Liam (20).
Head to the scores?page to see full details.
Statistics Around the League
The game before last (Round 4), the junior Blitz, a team in their 4th season, celebrated scoring 500 regular season points. The scorer, Leo Fa’alelea, was the one to take them from 499 to 501 after Thomas Paskov got the TD to take them up to that point.
The senior Wolverines are waiting patiently to get their 1000th point, having sat on 999 points since Round 2. The Vipers also edge toward a record after winning 17 games in a row against the Wolverines. Their previous record, and most likely league record is 21 wins, extending from Round 2 in season 2010-11 all the way to Round 6 in 2011-12, when they lost to the Broncos 50-12 the following week. Their only blip in what could have been a 34 game win streak was a loss to the Blitz in Round 1 of 2010-11, 32-12.
Round 6 will continue at Curtin Uni, with the Steelers and Broncos starting the action on Friday night and the Blitz v Wolverines followed by Vipers v Jets on the Saturday.
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