Bulldogs looking good but Demons win ANZAC Cup
Thursday, May 01 2008 @ 09:10 pm ACST
Contributed by: Brett Northey
The traditional opener to the London footy season, the ANZAC Cup, has been run and won, with the Wandsworth Demons taking the day. The tournament also saw Great Britain's national side in action against the best players in the land and they fared very well in an a further encouraging sign for their chances Down Under later in the year.
As usual the event was staged as part of the ANZAC Sports Challenge, held last Saturday (26/04/08) at Twyford Park, Acton, England. Against quality opposition in North London, the Bulldogs twice hit the post only to lose by five points. Their match against the London Swans was more successful, winning by two goals. But up against the very top sides with a host of dominant Aussies the Brits were still going to fall well short, being well beaten by Wandsworth Demons.
As it turned out, there was no shame in the result, as the Demons had such a great a day, they went on to easily defeat European powerhouse the West London Wildcats in the final, successfully defending their 2007 title.
A full report on the tournament can be read here on the AFL Great Britain website: Wandsworth Demons Win ANZAC Cup.