KANGAS JUMP OUT TO BIG LEAD; HOLD ON, 69-61
A quick-starting Kangaroos attack struck early and often Saturday, as the shinboners ran out 10.9.69 – 9.7.61 winners over Starfish FC.
Fueled by veterans Jake Keglor, Pat Bilder and Dustin Jones, the Roos opened up a 23-point lead in the first stanza, and didn’t let up from there, heading into the big break up by a seemingly commanding 35 at the half.
Anyone expecting a cakewalk to the finish found themselves in for a shocker, as St. Pete – who’d come in with designs on the top of the Major League Footy ladder – staged a furious rally, closing the gap to within a goal early into the fourth frame.
With a booming Keglor major righting the Kangas’ ship in the closing minutes, the ‘Fish found themselves denied after a missed Kyle Roun supergoal try and the final 8-point margin.
The win makes the Kangaroos part of a three-team chase for the top of the table, as both St. Petersburg sides now find Clearwater (2-0) in striking distance.