A crowd of 16,000 fans (slightly in favour of their opponents) gathered in perfect Blood Bowl weather to witness the Grünburg Bruisers' debut performance in the leagues of the old world on Monday evening. Their opponents for the match were the Dwarf team Tschikk'A-Go Beards.
Grünburg won the toss and elected to receive. That was already too much for one particular Dwarf fan and he hurled a rock which hit and took out a Human Blitzer (MNG) before the game had started. That certainly set the tone for the match and plenty more was to follow.
It took a while for the Bruisers to make inroads into the Beards' half of the pitch. Things really started to open up, though, when one of the Dwarf Troll Slayers was stretchered off the field after the Humans started kicking him as he was down on the ground.
The men from Grünburg slowly ground their way up the field and yet more Dwarves left the pitch in direction of the KO'd box and the second Troll Slayer soon joined his colleague with an even more serious injury (-1AV).
Despite their losses, the Dwarves defence held and they even managed to knock the ball loose. The Bruisers, however, recovered quickly and switched play to the other side of the field, leaving the slower Dwarf defence outmanoeuvred. Shortly before halftime, Grünburg went 1-0 ahead, with not enough time left for the Dwarves to stage a comeback before the break.
The second half saw 8 Dwarves line up against 10 Humans. The Beards did their best to even the numbers once more, but the Bruisers kept on giving as good as they were getting. A Blitz! from the Grünburg team at the restart put the Dwarves under immense pressure, but the passes stuck and their attack finally got underway. Only to be stopped in its tracks once more when the Bruisers basically encircled them and then managed to knock the ball free.
A lucky bounce, a dodge, and a hand-off later and a Human Blitzer was on his way towards to Tschikk'A-Go's endzone once more. Although he had to stretch himself to get there, he put the Bruisers' 2-0 ahead to secure the win.
There was one more chance for the Dwarves to score in the match, but Grünburg's kicking play was on fire this match, consistently delivering the ball far into the Dwarves' backfield. This also gave the Humans another chance to score, which forced the Beards to play for ball security first and forgo the chance to score before the end.
Hagen Nibelung, the Blitzer who was injured by a thrown rock, was awarded the MVP for the Bruisers. His early departure certainly seemed to inspire his team to exact bloody revenge on the Dwarves!
|Geschrieben Tue Nov 1 2016 11:14:12 (Editiert am Wed Nov 2 2016 21:25:20) von schwager