Contributed by: Aaron Richard
The Munich Roos handed out an 82-point drubbing to the Frankfurt Redbacks in the 2005 AFLG grand final played at the Frankurter Ostpark last Saturday, October 29. After having played the preliminary final against Hamburg earlier that day, the Redbacks managed just four behinds for the match, the Kangaroos' lineup with a large contingent of experienced Australians proving almost watertight in defence.
UPDATE - In response to this article, WFN has received some feedback claiming that Hamburg actually won the preliminary final over Frankfurt 13-10, but were disqualified. WFN is investigating the matter and will post an update when confusion has been cleared.
The AFLG have in recent times begun playing their grand final as a day-long tournament featuring all five clubs, with a preliminary final held between the second- and third-placed clubs and a playoff for fourth between the remaining two.
In a low-scoring encounter, Frankfurt overcame a Hamburg side who had surprised many this season with a number of strong performances. The playoff for fourth was a much more high-scoring match, with the Düsseldorf Lions triumphing over the Berlin Crocs despite finishing the season on the bottom rung of the AFLG ladder.
|Saturday 29 October, Ostpark Frankfurt|
|Preliminary Final: 10:00am|
|Frankfurt Redbacks 2.1.13 d Hamburg Dockers 1.4.10|
|Fourth Place playoff: 11:30am|
|Düsseldorf Lions 8.12.60 d Berlin Crocodiles 7.4.46|
|Grand Final: 2pm|
|Munich Kangaroos 13.8.86 d Frankfurt Redbacks 0.4.4|
|Goals: Munich – J. Kann (6) Craig Freer, Charly Jameson, Jackson Lynch (2), Chris Gerlach (1)|
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