Well it has been a little while since Spring League finished but here’s a wrap up from Chris Willis, the League Organiser:
With the league table finishing as close as it did, it was entirely conceivable going in to the first week of finals that any team could make it through. Whilst Critters avenged their Round 4 loss to Granny Crime to take the first Grand Final spot, over on the second field an epic semi-final saw Fresh Food People see off Plan B in a “Golden Point” scenario.
The following week Fresh Food People achieved what they could not manage during the season, overcoming Critters in the Grand Final to take out the Beginners title. In what was a high-intensity game from both sides, Tim Stoneman wrapped up the Style in the Final by getting airborne with some crowd-pleasing layout Ds.Plan B ensured they ended the season on a winning note and avoided the wooden spoon which was “won” by Granny Crime. Granny Crime also, quite legally, ran off with Spirit.Greg Williams and Linsey Jaeger were awarded with the Most Improved Players after they both caught the eye of team-mates, their opposition and the TD with their development over the season.
Intermediate saw the return of some old faces to Sandown along with an abundance of brand new ones welcomed in to the ranks of Hobart Ultimate.Apparently a memo had been passed around during the league that offense was the way to go, with the points cap being reached on several occasions and Burger finishing the league averaging 11 points a game. It was an ominous task for DTF then in the semi-finals who, despite some awesome improvements from their first-time players, weren’t quite able to match it with Burger’s balance of height and experience.RadaR continued their improvement against Munchkins having lost to them in Round 1 and drawn with them in Round 4, by beating them in the other semi-final, however they did ensure that no-one left early by taking the game to “golden point”.In the Final the following week RadaR faced off against Burger for the title of Intermediate’s best. RadaR’s cunning strategy of letting Burger beat them twice during the season worked wonders, lulling the team in Blue in to a false sense of security, before RadaR stormed home(lead in some style by Ken Suber), pipping Burger at the post and taking home the trophy/star glasses.In the other game, DTF almost managed to put a team together, welcoming anyone who knew how to throw a disc and proudly took out the wooden spoon. Their gallant efforts throughout the season also saw them take out Spirit.Caleb “mad hops” Khu and Sophie Warren both impressed over the league, taking out the Most Improved Players.
Thanks to Chris for running the league. Registrations for Summer League will be open soon!