Sheffield v Huddersfield Finals Preview? – AFLCNE Round 9

Sunday, June 21 2015 @ 08:01 am ACST

Contributed by: Wesley Hull

 

There are only five rounds remaining before the AFLCNE finals series begins, so the serious josting for positions and respect from opponents is certainly hotting up. Sometimes that takes the form of a team exerting their dominance over another along the way. On other occasions it is the self-belief that grows from pushing a better team and knowing that come finals time the gap might just be narrower again.

Such might be the case is last weekend’s clash between the Sheffield Thunder and Huddersfield Rams. The scoreboard says that the Thunder won comfortably enough in the end, a 21 point margin: Sheffield 17 20 122 d Huddersfield 14 17 101. But last time they met in round four it was a 23 point margin. The message is that less than four goals have separated the teams twice this season. Thunder can read that they have the Ram’s measure. The Rams can look at the margins and build their counter-attack. Such is the fun of footy.

 

AFLCNE - Round 9 Ladder

Team P W L D F A P P
Sheffield 8 8 0 0 1163 690 168.55 32
Manchester 8 7 1 0 1020 499 204.41 28
Birmingham 7 4 3 0 821 673 121.99 16
Huddersfield 8 3 5 0 896 796 112.56 12
Wolverhampton 8 3 5 0 678 863 78.56 12
Nottingham 8 2 6 0 666 903 73.75 8
Tyne Tees 8 0 8 0 328 1148 28.57 0

In other results, the Manchester Mozzies pulled away to a solid 33 point win over the Nottingham Scorpions, winning 10 18  78 to 6 9 45. The loss makes it tougher for the Scorpions to see finals action, though not impossible. For the Mozzies, the door is still open for winning the minor premiership as they stay firmly in the rear-vision mirror of the Thunder.

In the other match, Birmingham dented the finals hopes of the Wolverhampton crew with a percentage damaging (or enhancing for them) hammering at home. For Birmingham, the win gives them a little breathing space in the top four, now a game clear in third place.

 

Round 9 Results:

Nottingham Scorpions 6.9 (45) def. by Manchester Mosquitoes 10.18 (78) at Nottingham

Sheffield Thunder  17.20 (122) def. Huddersfield Rams  14.17 (101) at Birmingham

Birmingham Bears  26.36 (192) def. Wolverhampton Wolverines  8.5 (53) at Birmingham

 

Next Round:

Tyne Tees Tigers v Sheffield Thunder (Tyne Tees)

Huddersfield Rams v Wolverhampton Wolverines (Manchester)

Manchester Mosquitoes v Birmingham Bears (Manchester)

 

 

 

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