Another new winner in Brisbane, where things are hotting up.
Newest recruit Adam Bilbe raises the bar and shows the B.S.C guys a higher level of play. Adam represented Australia in the 90’s, playing world class players, and although he hasn’t played for 20 years, he is certainly settling back into his game. Could the trophy merry-go-round come to an abrupt stop and find a permanent home? Adam was the 5th different winner in 5 tournaments, and will be hard to displace as no.1.
Today’s games had a few eyebrow raising outcomes, notably Andrew Rigden found a way to remain composed, and keep defence intact, by playing wonderfully in a 5-2 victory over Giuseppe. Andrew showing some of his old form from his Wales glory days.
Rob Bennett chalked up an impressive victory over Gus, moving him off the bottom of the ladder for the first time this season.
At the end of the round of matches, the semi finals were contested by Adam, Giuseppe, Rik and Andrew Bennett.
ADAM BILBE 7 – 0 ANDREW BENNETT
These 2 played out a tight game in the league round, with Adam taking it 1-0, but in this semi final Adam was clinical in front of goal, creating chances, and dominating from the start.
GIUSEPPE TARDIOTA 0 – 2 RIK BLAND
This game had opportunities for both guys to win, but Rik got revenge for the 4-2 defeat to Giuseppe in the league game.
ADAM BILBE 3 – 1 RIK BLAND
Rik was able to take a point off Adam in the league fixture, but Adam upped his game for this final match. Rik was doggedly defending against a tough opponent during the first half, but a couple of goals late in the half took Adam to a halftime lead. Rik pulled one back in second half, and had a clear opportunity to equalise but fluffed his shot, and with it, his chance. Adam scored again at the end of the match, and was a deserving winner.
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