2012 Summerland Summer 6s
That’s right the biggest sporting event of 2012 is finally upon us. Forget the Olympics, forget the NRL and AFL grand finals. Summer 6s Grand Final night – 13 DECEMBER 2012!!!!!
In A grade men, there were 2 overtime matches with Goats and Other Guys prevailiing to make the grandie. It should be a close encounter with both sides having similar attributes. It could be the experience of veteran Shane Barton that will get Goats over the line, or perhaps with new recruit Michael Flanagan, Other Guys might go one step closer than 2011 and claim the title.
Hatrick Heroes have dominated the A Grade Womens comp and they are odds on favourites to take the crown after a 15 – 0 defeat of Abusement Park in the semi finals. They do however have to overcome 50 shades of Orange who are definately no easy beats.
Mad Tuggers have reached the B Grade final and will play Seven Nation Army for the trophy. Outright favourites, the Tuggers will rely on their premier league players, Joel Rudgley and Richard Small to lead the team along with former FFNC Goalkeeper of the year Alex Pratt. Expect the unexpected from Pat Davern. After his inaugural Summer 6s goal a couple of rounds ago, he is sure to cherry pick during the final. Don’t discount 7NA from taking the spoils however, they are a team of allrounders and tough to score against.
In B Grade Women Sirens will play Wags. Wags over the past few year have been regular finalists and will look to go back to back. Sirens however have been a tough side all year. Expect Lindel Gass to lead from the front a score a couple during this encounter.
In C Grade Men Sons of Beaches will face Space Architects. This will be an interesting match up and sure to have plenty of goals. The ref will have their hands full as both teams play a physical style of football. Aron Genardini from Sons of Beaches has been a consistent threat in front of goal all year and is sure to test the Architects defense.
Kewell Kats and Turf Queens will fight it out in the C Grade Women Grand Final. They have already had a match up in Round Seven with Turf Queens edging Kewell Kats out 1 – 0. Intrepid Reporter Sonya Krueger has watched the 2 teams during the finals and believes this result will be turned around with Kewell Kats coming out on top.
In the Pink will fight it our with Boca Seniors in the D Grade Final. Both teams are well known to the finals series. Expect this one to go down to the wire, it will go into a drop off.
Paul Glazcoine, Summer 6s new media adviser freely admits that he will be watching the E grade grand final between Pelican Brief and Sporting Lismore instead of A Grade. “Watching the likes of Nick Rudgley, Gary Amor and Peter Rologas from Pelican Brief is my favourite way to get ready for bed” said Glazcoine. ”It’s like watching things in slow motion on TV. I just wish I had an opportunity to turn the sound down…..” Expect Sporting Lismore to break down the defense of Pelican Brief, but it won’t all go their way.
Please note that those games that are not finals are shortened so we can undertake presentations at the Bangalow Hotel (up the road) at 8:45pm. Games are now on at 6pm ,6:45pm and 7:30pm. Presentations include trophies to all grade winners, sharp shooters and players of the year.
The canteen will be closed from 7:45pm. We will have a special guest and a jumping castle for the kids down near the fields so bring the family along to watch.