At the start of the ZombWay 2508/09,16 teams entered but now after four rounds of games only one is left standing. This week saw the final match of the ZombWay competition. In the end the Lustrian Snake Queens emerged victorious in a tense game against hopefuls Ragnars Swift Velocity.
70,000 fans crammed into the HDWSBBL World Stadium amid the pouring rain to watch these two world class teams face off. Before the match there where concerns that the Velocity fans would disrupt this match as they have done for every other game this season. Fortunately the idea to lace the McMurphy burgers with quiet pills seemed to work and there was no crowd trouble.
Both teams where at full strength as the whistle blew. RSV where first to receive the ball and quickly ran into trouble as the terrible weather hindered any attempt to secure the ball. By the time RSV Thrower James Hetfielder could secure the ball he was surrounded by the Queens and was quickly taken off the pitch. Fortunately Jansen Ornoff was close by and managed to make a long pass to Catcher Fredrick Roeder who quickly worked his magic to score his 21st Touchdown this season taking RSV into an early lead!
The Queens didnâ€™t take this laying down though and managed to mount an attack of their own. It took them some time to wear down RSV but they eventually managed to equalise just before the end of the first Half.
The Second Half began with the Snake Queens ploughing through the RSV defence sending several to the dead and injured box. RSV repeatedly attempted to thwart the attack but every time the ball was knocked lose the Snake Queens where there. As LSQ Catcher Daphne Cylindrophilidae hovered around the End Zone with the ball, RSV mounted one last defensive play. RSV Catcher Lars Ulrichson made a desperate dive on the ball carrier but she dodged out the way and took the score line to 2-1 in the dying moments of the match.
From that point on it was pretty much over. RSV had a brief ray of light in the last minute of the game but Nuffle cruelly snatched it away. As the Final whistle blew the Snake Queens Fans erupted in ecstasy as the team mounted the steps to collect their trophy. The Team quickly departed to their stage coach and left the venue. Press managers would later state that this was due to them now turning their attention to the Championship III final where they hope to be the first team to ever claim both the HDWSBBL Challenge and Championship cups.
Right back at the beginning of the Season RSV head Coach Gerhard Rockstein commented that if RSV did not win anything this season then they would quit the league. After the match he was unusually quiet and simply looked around at his team re-entering the dug-outs. If he follows through with his promise you fans will be the first to hear about it.
For the rest of the League History now awaits us as we steam towards the end of season marked by the Final of the Championship III Tournament. This history making match will be covered by an in depth preview over the next few days.
Quick Summary of Week 30
- 1 games in Final – Zombway Cup 2508/09
- 3 Touchdowns scored
- 4 Casualties caused (0 resulted in Death)
- 4 Completions made
Match Results for Week 30
(numbers in brackets are the casualties caused by each team)
Zombway Cup 2508/09 – Final
- Ragnars Swift Velocity 1 (0) – 2 (4) Lustrian Snake Queens (att 70,000)
- RSV: Fredrick Roeder
- LSQ: Daphne Cylindrophilidae, Elpis Bolyeriidae III
Final player statistics for the ZombWay 2508/09
In the end the best player was a tie between Roeder and Cylindrophildae. Congratulations to them both.
|1||Fredrick Roeder||Catcher||Ragnars Swift Velocity||24|
|–||Daphne Cylindrophilidae||Catcher||Lustrian Snake Queens||24|
|3||Jansen Ornoff||Linesman||Ragnars Swift Velocity||14|
|4||Pheobe Elapsoidae||Thrower||Lustrian Snake Queens||12|
|–||Benerditto Brin||Blitzer||Mc Cauligh Reavers||12|
|6||Kaminsky Mittbrott||Blitzer||Ragnars Swift Velocity||10|
|–||Dirk Hammett||Blitzer||Ragnars Swift Velocity||10|
|8||Joeseph Kluger||Linesman||Ragnars Swift Velocity||9|
|–||Conan||Ulfwerner||The Wolf Pack||9|
|–||Anhanga||Thrower||Perverse Maidens of Torture||9|
|1||Fredrick Roeder||Catcher||Ragnars Swift Velocity||8|
|2||Daphne Cylindrophilidae||Catcher||Lustrian Snake Queens||7|
|3||Kaminsky Mittbrott||Blitzer||Ragnars Swift Velocity||2|
|–||Mad Hamish||Catcher||Middenhein Manhunters||2|
|–||Bodolf||Berserker||The Wolf Pack||2|
|–||Myrie||Catcher||Perverse Maidens of Torture||2|
|–||Benerditto Brin||Blitzer||Mc Cauligh Reavers||2|
|9||Weeping Ding||Blitzer||Ragnars Swift Velocity||1|
|–||Lars Ulrichson||Catcher||Ragnars Swift Velocity||1|
|1||Kaminsky Mittbrott||Blitzer||Ragnars Swift Velocity||2|
|–||Joeseph Kluger||Linesman||Ragnars Swift Velocity||2|
|–||Bowel Gusher||Ogre||Ragnars Swift Velocity||2|
|–||Conan||Ulfwerner||The Wolf Pack||2|
|–||Ongolf||Snow Troll||The Wolf Pack||2|
|–||Antheia Boidae||Lineswoman||Lustrian Snake Queens||2|
|–||Electra Aniliidae||Blitzer||Lustrian Snake Queens||2|
|–||Potichava||Blitzer||Perverse Maidens of Torture||2|
|9||Mott Dorgan||Linesman||Ragnars Swift Velocity||1|
|–||Lars Ulrichson||Catcher||Ragnars Swift Velocity||1|
|1||Pheobe Elapsoidae||Thrower||Lustrian Snake Queens||7|
|2||Anhanga||Thrower||Perverse Maidens of Torture||6|
|3||Jansen Ornoff||Linesman||Ragnars Swift Velocity||5|
|4||James Hetfielder||Thrower||Ragnars Swift Velocity||4|
|–||Chuk ‘the Rock’ Lobba||Thrower||Beaumont Blitzers||4|
|6||Lobsang Ludd||Thrower||Middenhein Manhunters||3|
|–||Anita Johnson||Witch Elf||Seductors||3|
|–||Astraea Colubridae||Catcher||Lustrian Snake Queens||3|
|–||Manpesia||Catcher||Perverse Maidens of Torture||3|
|10||Brock Anderson||Linesman||Ragnars Swift Velocity||2|
|1||Jansen Ornoff||Linesman||Ragnars Swift Velocity||2|
|–||Gefa Foecutter||Blocker||Thunder Hammers||1|