Brisbane boys out for revenge
Locals planning to batter Blackjacks into submission at APL Brisbane’s XXXX Gold are clear leaders with just fours rounds to go at the inaugural Australian Premier League event at Club Pine Rivers.
The local outfit of Robbie Wild, Mark Casey and Kelvin Kerkow (with team manager Alex Murtagh) stormed through day two of the $100,000 showcase event, defeating the Perth Suns (10-4, 12-4) and Melbourne Roys (14-4, 11-0), before turning it on for Fox Sport’s TV cameras for a second win over Sydney’s Lions (4-4, 6-4).
The hat-trick leaves the home side sitting pretty atop of the leader board on 10 points, four clear of archrivals, New Zealand Blackjacks.
The Blackjacks, Roys, Suns and Adelaide Endurance are all sitting on six match points, each with a 3-3 win-loss ratio, but Jo Edward’s Kiwi outfit leads the rest on set points, two clear of the third-placed Roys on 7.5. The Roys have 5.5 set points, with the Suns and Endurance both on 5 .
Meanwhile the much-touted Lions side of Karen Murphy, Aron Sherriff and Steve Glasson had another damning day on the greens, winning just one of their three games yesterday…their first win of the series.
With just two match points on the board, the star-studded Sydney side will need a minor miracle on day three to have any shot of reaching tomorrow’s finals series.
Day 3 action kicks off at Club Pine Rivers at 1pm, with Brisbane facing old foes the New Zealand Blackjacks.
The XXXX Gold boys will be out for revenge after the Kiwis tarnished the local side’s exceptional record with an 8-0, 5-3 victory over Brisbane on day one.
In other games the Suns take on the Roys, while the Endurance face the Sydney Lions.
With just four rounds to go, Brisbane is all but guaranteed a spot in tomorrow’s finals series, but the remaining three berths are still up for grabs
To keep up-to-date with all the action from the inaugural Australian Premier League, visit www.australianpremierleague.com.au
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