- Duration: 9th Oct 2514 – 22nd Oct 2514
- Competition(s): The Sly Sports Challenge Cup 2514/15
- Season: 2514/15 Season
Valhallen Vixens vs Mordheim Comets
When two teams with piss poor armour attempt to play Blood Bowl like they’re Orcs, you can bet the team apothecary is going to have to earn his pay check. The rats sacrificed players left and right to secure a touchdown against the Vixens but a resounding equaliser from Victor in the second half was able to tie the game. Only for the Rats to then score a second time amidst yet further carnage, where multiple players had to be stretchered off for both teams. Another loss for the Vixens that sees them out of the Cup, whilst the Comets go on to play the Mads in the second round.
Monster Mashers vs Nordringen Titans
The Titans have been having a surprisingly decent run of form considering their history, and still forging ahead with the momentum gained from their previous win, they were putting up a sterling defence against the Monster Mashers, knocking out star player Ramtut early on. However the Mashers are a solid team with a methodical coach who doesn’t let things get to him, and he was able to ground out a touchdown for himself whilst shutting the Titans out. An excellent display from the Titans, a team I think many would have discounted going into the season all the same.
Arkhan Black Towers vs Darkfleet Assassins
The Towers are good example of a classical Undead team, plenty tough and even more mean. The Towers deal another loss to the Fleets although with nowhere near enough death and destruction for my liking*. Still the fans were left entertained, as after an early concession from the Towers, it looked like the Fleet were going to finally secure a win and begin their transformation into the spawny silverware lifting dagger eared [censored] that we all remember them being capable of. Luckily, the Towers scored twice later on, booting Fleet out of the Cup, and will be going to face the Mashers next.
*Exactly how much would be enough for me with regards to Dark Elves is still a matter of great debate.
Black Mountain Bloodjaws vs Oxmoor Savages
The Jaws have been running rampage so far this season, refusing to let teams three years their senior put them down. Oxmoor have also had a good run of games, but nothing quite so spectacular as the Jaws, so whilst the good money was on the Jaws, more than a few people might have had speculative flutters on the Savages.
Oxmoor Savages repaid them by scoring what the Jaws coach personally described to me as a “Spawny [censored] TD” putting them ahead, and then shutting down the Jaw’s offence, a feat that no other team has yet managed so far.
This upset win means that they will be facing either the Paladins or Blackburners once they play their game. Given the Burners current form, the money is on the Savages having to deal with the Paladins once again.
Slaanesh Big Society vs The Brewers
Big Society were able to stop any momentum the Brewers had going after their resounding thumping of the Burners this match. Scoring twice with no returns Society put paid to the Brewers cup hopes with savage and effective aplomb.
Big Society Coach: “Alric Relish” moaned to me that this meant that his team was no longer eligible for this years coveted Vase award thanks to this win. I guess they’ll just have to console themselves with a game against the Ashust Titans in the next round.
Ashut Titans vs Mycenaen Marauders
Hilarity ensued as The Hut hit everyone and everything on the Mickies team. Abject carnage ensued as almost everyone from the Mickies found themselves knocked out or worse. By the second half the Mickies had only 2 players left on the field a testament to the ruination delivered upon them by The Hut. Even then, those 2 players nearly scored which would have won the Mickies the game, as in the pouring rain, the Hut was having a devil of a time picking up the ball to get the TD’s needed to win.
Next game it will see Big Society trying to Hit the Hut, but will The Hut hit them?
Fairy Wizards Guild vs Temper Bay Marauders
The Fairies brought no less than four big guys onto the field to try and stop the Mads. The Mads laughed at them and steamrollered the lot of them, winning 3-0 with the sort of vicious form that we remember of them. This win puts them through to a second round against the Mordheim Comets. To whom I simply say: “Good [censored] Luck. You’re going to [censored] need it.”
As of now, the following teams are confirmed for the Vase competition: The Fairies, The Vixens, The Fleet, Titans, What’s left of the Mickies, The Brewers and the Bloodjaws, and either the Pallies or the Burners but probably the Burners, let’s be fair they aren’t feeling it this season at all. Anyway, unless the Bloodjaws accidentially forget to turn up or something, I can’t see them not lifting the Vase at the end of this one, barring a surprise upset from the Brewers.
As for the actual Cup, I reckon Towers vs Oxmoor for the finals, but we could easily see the Mashers or the Hut instead.
Quick Summary of Week
- 6 games in First Round – The Sly Sports Challenge Cup 2514/15
- 13 Touchdowns scored
- 21 Casualties caused (2 resulted in Death)
- 7 Completions made
- 27,000 fans was the highest recorded attendance.
Match Results for Week
(numbers in brackets are the casualties caused by each team)
The Sly Sports Challenge Cup 2514/15 – First Round
- Arkhan Black Towers 2 (2) – 1 (1) Darkfleet Assasins (att 16,000)
- ABT: Gutwrencher, Corpsegrinder
- DFA: Ludual Sharpfoot
- Monster Mashers 1 (0) – 0 (3) Nordenringen Titans (att 20,000)
- MM: Doggy
- Slaaneshi Big Society 2 (1) – 0 (1) The Brewers (att 27,000)
- SBS: RK Jowling, Izzies Ed\’ard
- Oxmoor Savages 1 (0) – 0 (1) Black Mountain Bloodjaws (att 19,000)
- OXS: Coneygear
- Mordheim Comets 2 (4) – 1 (4) Valhallen Vixen\’s (att 21,000)
- VAL: Viktor
- MHC: Forg Throquol, Gak Redclaw
- Fairy Wizards Guild 0 (2) – 3 (2) Temper Bay Marauders (att 22,000)
- TBM: Ueghor Ironjaw (x2), Garash Rockhead
- Ashut Titans 2 (6) – 1 (2) Mycenaen Marauders (att 17,000)
- AST: Gorduz Sly-Cheat, Shurtrik Floor-Hugger
- MYM: Nimmon
Obituaries for Week
- Gustav Skulltaker (Wight for Arkhan Black Towers): Killed by a Dark Elf. He went to his second death! This was Kaine Soulshredder’s second kill in a row! If he makes it three the HDWSBBL will award him a new award for such a feat!
- Steve the Bandit (Linesman for Nordenringen Titans): Killed by the angry Masher fans who had not seen much chaos happening on the pitch, decided to take it upon themselves to do it.
Player Statistics for the (Week )
|1||Gutwrencher||Ghoul||Arkhan Black Towers||8|
|2||Nick ‘The Mangler’ Stephens||Blitzer||Nordenringen Titans||7|
|–||Hagfang Skullbringer||Black Orc Blocker||Temper Bay Marauders||7|
|4||Ueghor Ironjaw||Blitzer||Temper Bay Marauders||6|
|–||Koff Basher||Ogre||The Brewers||5|
|–||Gave Dohl||Beastman||Slaaneshi Big Society||5|
|–||Doz One-Ear||Line Rat||Mordheim Comets||5|
|1||Ueghor Ironjaw||Blitzer||Temper Bay Marauders||2|
|–||Garash Rockhead||Blitzer||Temper Bay Marauders||1|
|–||RK Jowling||Chaos Warrior||Slaaneshi Big Society||1|
|–||Izzies Ed\’ard||Beastman||Slaaneshi Big Society||1|
|–||Gutwrencher||Ghoul||Arkhan Black Towers||1|
|–||Corpsegrinder||Ghoul||Arkhan Black Towers||1|
|–||Forg Throquol||Gutter Runner||Mordheim Comets||1|
|1||Nool the Hook||Line Rat||Mordheim Comets||2|
|–||Blunderbuss Bironas||Thrower||Nordenringen Titans||2|
|–||Kirkus||Snow Troll||Valhallen Vixen\’s||1|
|–||Hans Kineitz||Blitzer||The Brewers||1|
|–||Nick ‘The Mangler’ Stephens||Blitzer||Nordenringen Titans||1|
|–||Hagfang Skullbringer||Black Orc Blocker||Temper Bay Marauders||1|
|–||Rashi Goblin-Cleaver||Troll||Temper Bay Marauders||1|
|–||Donny Jepp||Chaos Warrior||Slaaneshi Big Society||1|
|1||Morgrat Shadowthrow||Thrower||Temper Bay Marauders||2|
|–||Toxaden Skark||Thrower||Mordheim Comets||1|
|–||Ludual Sharpfoot||Runner||Darkfleet Assasins||1|