Week five was a week of one sided battles with no losing team posting more than one score and no winning team scoring less than four times!
The week started with Friday night football at the Claremont Jets home ground. Unfortunately home field advantage didn’t mean much as the visiting Westside Steelers put up a dominant performance with a 34-0 victory.
The Wolverines took the second game of the round with an even more impressive performance, running out the game with a 50 point margin. The Vipers at least managed to get on the board and convert their sole touchdown but it was far too little to compete against the league leading Wolverines. Final score 58-8.
The Saints – Broncos game was much of the same story as the Saints put up a couple of late scores to extend their lead to 40-6.
Unfortunately for the Jets their senior squad didn’t fare much better than the Juniors, going down 30-0 to the Steelers. It’s been a long time since the Jets have put any numbers in the W column, but for the Steelers the win was a critical step to maintain any hope of a playoff spot.
The senior Vipers turned the tables against the Wolverines, controlling the game on their way to a 28-8 win. An undermanned Vipers team will always be a threat to score when they have Nate and Kieren Lansdell on the field, while the Wolverines will continue to struggle with such a small roster to build from.
The game of the round turned into the upset of the year so far with the Saints embarrassing the Broncos from the opening drive. The Saints didn’t have to attempt many passes as long runs from their backfield gave them plenty of chances to score and maintain great field position. The Broncos were caught off guard by a much improved Saints outfit, who reversed the outcome of their last meeting and won 30-6.