The Sporting Weekend: A Mixed Package of Results


On checking BBC Sport this morning I was disappointed to see that The Tykes were beaten by Swansea (the Jacks) 1- 0 in the first of the play offs for promotion to the Premier League.  The Barnsley Manager was quite upbeat about the next game in a few days time, and seeing he has wrought miracles for the club during the season I hang on to hope.



Back to Australian rules it has been a mixed bag, The Dons hung on to win against Freemantle in according to the commentators, a pretty uninspiring game. I listened to the game on commercial radio. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to suffer the agony of poor football and non stop ads. In the last quarter it was hard to tell which side was leading but I did find out police are recruiting, steel frames are available, fast food is “great” and a multitude of other mind numbing products.  Anyway the Dons got up and that made me very happy.



Another results that gave me a kick was Coburg (VFL) beat the old rivals Port Melbourne at the Borough on Sunday. Coburg like Port are a stand alone side without any big names and they are doing really well this year. This was their second win for the season and things are going really well for The Burgers. Their defeats this season have all been very close affairs, so their prospects for this battling side look great.



Fitzroy (VAFA B) are not having a great start to the season. One win and five losses is not the best start for any side. This Saturday they play St Bedes Mentone at the Brunswick Street oval and according to my fixture it’s a twilight game. The weather forecast is good so it will be great to see some of the game under lights. Lets hope the Roy Boys have a big win.



MHSOB (VAFA Div D2) are on fire after losing an early game. They have won their last three by huge margins. After watching the side drop down after being in A grade all those years ago is disappointing, I hope things are looking up for the Unicorns.



Lorne the Dolphins,(CDNFL) were beaten by  old rivals and near neighbour Birregurra on the weekend, by a couple of points at Lorne. The Lorne Football and Netball clubs are in the midst of a huge renovation of their facilities, which will make them the envy of just about all country and a lot of suburban clubs. Temporary changing facilities must be pretty hard for teams for the 2021 season. Looking forward to heading off to the coast in the near future to watch the local lads.





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