‘FISH WALKOVER WINNERS IN BATTLE OF THE ‘BURG, 142-78
Looking to rebound from two consecutive blowout losses, StarfishFC not only eked their way back to relevance on the 2018 Major League Footy Premiership ladder – they’ve rocketed to fourth in the standings, demolishing the St. Petersburg Swans 23.4.142 – 13.0.78 Saturday in St. Pete.
In a breakout performance, Ben McIntosh debuted for StarfishFC with an astounding 11 majors, taking control in a 10.1.61 second quarter outburst that saw the previously unbeaten Swans trailing by 75 at the big break.
In the competition’s highest-scoring match of the year – and the highest total scored between both clubs in the St. Petersburg Swans history, the outpouring of goals for StarfishFC in the second frame was just too much to overcome.
Also making his first appearance, Eric Sarlo added four goals for the blue and gold, while Jason Blackbourn led the Swans with five.
The astounding tally on the day puts McIntosh into the league scoring lead, as his 66 points now leads the Miami Saints‘ Neil Cohen by two points. Blackbourn leads all Swans scorers with 50 points on the season.
MAJOR LEAGUE FOOTY WEEK SIX will see the Tampa Bay Bombers side debut, as they face off with Orlando in a matinee match, 11 AM on May 19. The match will follow a combined training session at the Common at Crescent Lake in St. Petersburg.
The St. Petersburg Swans will next take the ground on June 2, when they host the visiting Miami Saints.