Well, Wesley Snipes may have advised us to "always bet on black", but last night, as that other legendary martial arts hero Jean-Claude van Damme once voiced through gritted teeth, that would have been the "wrong bet"...
But only just! With timecap called the scores were dead level and Dojo had the disc, but when a pass went to ground the Passion guys picked it up and soon scored in the corner with a tidy break-side play.
But nonetheless, DojoMojo are taking this extremely close-run game against last season's undefeated minor premiers as a big step forward from the shabby efforts of the previous two weeks. During the week we've been training ourselves mercilessly (under new conditioning coach Andrew "Sergeant Major" Lankowski) in our specially-made kenjutsu dojo, and have focussed on developing higher intensity and lower turnovers. What we saw this week was that this new regimen has had immediate effect, with not a sign (okay, maybe just one) of what Mike Nield described as our "indiscriminate" hucking of previous weeks.
The huge crowd (hi Morgan and Walls families) thrilled to the on-field action as they shivered on the sidelines, and as usual a fabulously hard-fought and high-spirited game was had against the UQ Passion lads. Their leader, the ever-so-suave John "Cheeseburger" McNaughton, will be dropping by shortly for his weekly calligraphy and ink-wash lesson, and hopefully we'll have a chance to hear some of his erudite comments on the game then.
Oh yes - and we should also mention that Stefan has won the MVP poll for the second week in a row. Well done Stef. Let's see how this week's votes go - lock 'em in on the poll to the right (you can vote for more than one player).
Match Reports Round 14
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