This week sees the anticipated Semi-finals of the Zombway Cup 2508/09. Four of the HDWSBBLs finest teams are due to battle it out to determine the teams that will go on to contest for the HDWSBBL Challenge Cup.
It speaks volumes that 3 of the 4 teams in the Semi-finals are Divisional winners from the Hunts Havoc. Ragnars Swift Velocity is the only team to not have won any silverware this season (although they gave it a good shot).
The first Semi-final sees Ragnars Swift Velocity take on the South Division Champions the Perverse Maidens of Torture. On paper, itâ€™s hard to pick a winner. While both teams have won 6 of their 8 games, RSV have lost two games while the Maidens have drawn two. RSV have a scored almost twice as many Touchdowns this season but the Maidens have been raking in the casualties, leaving a pile of bodies in their wake. Both teams have a thrower in the top 4 passers this season (Anhanga for the Maidens and James Hetfielder for RSV).
Off the pitch the Maidens are having a few problems. There are rumours of their previous Head Coach Mirim quitting just this past week. If this is true then it is interesting to see how the team will perform with a new Coach.
Velocity is suffering from a few injuries at present. After their last jarring game against Tutbones Re-United they are missing their Ogre Bowel Gusher and Star Catcher Fredrick Roeder. As Roeder has been scoring most of the Touchdowns for RSV this season ,it will be interesting to see how they adapt to two of their biggest stars missing the game.
The Second Semi-final game sees the Mc Cauligh Reavers take on the Lustrian Snake Queens. Both teams have had an amazing season. The Reavers have gone un-defeated in all 8 games so-far, only conceding 4 Touchdowns! The Queens have also done well, winning 7 of their games but only conceding 3 Touchdowns! The Snake Queens have been slightly more effective in making passes and breaking bones this season but that doesnâ€™t guarantee victory for them as anybody who has seen the Reavers play will tell you how fast they will run around you.
For these two teams there is little insider information. The Reavers are still the most mysterious team in the league with very little known about them. We know a little bit more about the Snake Queens but our reporters assure us that the team is ready to go with no major concerns or injuries.
Bookies across the Old-World are split at the moment on both matches. The Maidens are favoured for the 1st bracket but the odds are 50/50 for the second. There is a general consensus though that the winner of the Second match will end up winning the tournament although we all know from experience anything can happen here in the HDWSBBL.
Also pay close attention to the start of the eveningâ€™s entertainment because, as previously announced, the HDWSBBL management will be making the draw for the Semi-Finals of the Hunts Havoc 2508/09. Who knows, these teams may find themselves drawn against each other in two weeks time! As always, both matches will be broadcast live on SlySports.