AROUND MLF: WHAT WE’VE LEARNED THRU WEEK FOUR

AROUND MLF: WHAT WE’VE LEARNED THRU WEEK FOUR

CLINT JONES

Clint Jones of St. Petersburg Swans, in action at the MLF Season Opener at Largo Sports Complex in Largo, Florida.

Four weeks into the 2018 Major League Footy Premiership Season, we’re taking a quick look at trends from around the competition as Week Five action looms this Saturday, when the league-leading St. Petersburg Swans (3-0) take on StarfishFC (0-2) at historic Crescent Lake Common in St. Pete.

SWANS, SAINTS MIGHT BE TOUGH TO CATCH:
After Miami’s 15.16.106 – 4.4.28 rout over the visiting Clearwater Kangas last weekend at Croissant Park in Ft. Lauderdale, the Saints are now 2-1, with their only loss a 55-point drubbing at the hands of St. Petersburg in Week One.

The Swans stand undefeated heading into this weekend’s Battle of the ‘Burg – with a 217% – and hold a 50-points points differential over Miami (150%).

The Bloods will face Miami for the season’s second Footy Night in Florida event, Saturday, June 2 and again in Ft. Lauderdale, June 23. Those contests could set up a very interesting stretch run come Autumn.

COHEN IS KING:
With 9 goals an 10 points, Miami’s tall forward Neil Cohen is fresh off a 5.5 performance vs. Clearwater, and now is atop the 2018 scoring leader table by 39 points over Suncoast’s Kenneth Scheidt. He could be on tap to cross the 200-point threshold overall.

MIXING IT UP:

Marc Karver

Footy veteran Marc Karver returned to action for StarfishFC in Week One action.

The season’s first four weeks of play have featured two night contests, a Saturday matinee and a sun-splashed South Florida afternoon under the roar of last Saturday’s Air Show in Ft. Lauderdale.

While this Saturday marks another matinee session, MLF play will go nocturnal once again June 2, as the second Footy Night in Florida features Miami, Clearwater and St. Petersburg mixing it up under the lights.

Major League Footy is the independent competition of Australian Football in the United States. Game-play is 7-a-side on an American football (gridiron) field, while retaining traditional elements of footy players and supporters love. The competition and is based on a league-wide schedule of weekly head-to-head, rather than tournament, play.

With new clubs under local administration in Jacksonville, FL., Los Angeles, CA., Chicago, IL., and Dallas, TX., the league is committed to growing Aussie Rules in the USA. Major League Footy is also committed to competition with rules appealing to American tastes and sustainability. League teams are operated under the American sports business model, and are not organized as traditional ‘footy clubs’.

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