An upsetting 1600km round trip 3 weeks ago but the chance to redeem themselves against last years Runner Up Rheinland.
Round 3 review: It is never fun to sit in 3 mini buses for 8 hours prior to a game and it is probably not the best preparation either. Arriving in Munich the Dockers were greeted by more or less good conditions, mild weather but a Rugby game taking place on the oval that delayed the start of the game. The Dockers came out of the blocks firing, managing to kick the first two majors of the game. Munich seemed a bit stunned but were able to pull themselves together taking a narrow lead into quarter time. In the second quarter the Dockers were lacking a bit of structure allowing Munich to drive the ball forward out of their half back line too easily – Halftime 3 goals down. With the halftime siren the skies opened up, the game became scrappy and the ball felt more like the concrete AFLG trophy covered in soap than a red leather Sherrin. Both teams had their troubles with the conditions, Munich handling them better and running out 5 goal winners. On the bright side, the Dockers won the Boat race again, enjoyed a few more Bavarian beer specialties until early in the morning before embarking on yet another 8 hour drive.
Final Score: Dockers 5.5.35 def by Kangaroos 10.5.65 (details)
Round 3 preview: It’s always disappointing spending 16 hours on a bus and loosing against a side that was beaten twice last year. This weekend is the chance to redeem themselves against last years Runner Up Rheinland at home. With a few guys carrying injuries from the last HFL and Munich matches, others are stepping in to fill their spots and proven to be able to do so in the last training sessions. Dockers: Let’s keep the points at home this time!
First bounce 2pm on Saturday at Stadtpark (details)
Thanks to MILLER & SNYDER – www.miller-snyder.de
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