Dingoes Back In Finals Mix
Tuesday, November 29 2016 @ 10:18 PM ACDT
Contributed by: Wesley Hull
The Entertainer Dubai Dingoes have righted their ship with a solid win over the Doha Kangaroos in their Round 3 clash in Qatar. After taking out the pre-season cup, much was expected of the Dingoes this season, but a first round slip to the Abu Dhabi Falcons put them on the back foot.
The win on the weekend, however, places the Dingoes right back in the finals frame, with four teams – Bulls, Dragons, Falcons and Dingoes – locked on one win apiece. Only the Kangaroos are yet to record a win, despite being highly competitive.
Final Score: Entertainer Dingoes 13 7 85 d Doha Kangaroos 10 9 69.
The Middle East is not a place synonymous with rain, but it does arrive from time to time. Such was the case on the weekend, so much so that the Dingoes’ flight from Dubai had to be turned back and a later game time arranged to allow for a later flight. But ultimately the wind and rain had little effect on the Dingoes as the held on for an important first win of the premiership season.
The ladder after three rounds sees the top four separated only by percentage, though the Bulls and Falcons have a game in hand. The Bulls hold top spot ahead of the Dragons, with the Dingoes edging into third place.
The next match on Friday 9th December will be huge with the Bulls and Falcons playing their game. The winner will automatically leap clear in top spot as the season heads towards the winter break.