STARFISH LOOK TO FREEZE SUNS IN FLORIDA CHILL
Hot off a come from behind win over the Pasco Black Dog last weekend, Ken Scheidt and the Suncoast Suns have an opportunity to overtake the St. Petersburg Swans in Round 3 of the Major League Footy Florida Winter League action.
Suncoast will face Greg Bray and StarfishFC Saturday on the Common at Crescent Lake in St. Petersburg. The match follows the combined club’s training session, and is the final match before the Holiday Break.
Finding themselves down 5.1-31-0.1.1 after the first quarter last week, the Suns turned it around in a big way against a tough Pasco side that couldn’t find its offensive touch in the later going as Suncoast ran out winners 19.7.67 – 9.5.59. That victory put the Suns even in the win column with the Swans, with St. Petersburg remaining precariously atop the ladder on percentages after their season-opening blowout win over Basil Benjamin and his Orlando charges.
Starfish FC will be taking the ground for the first time this winter, with weather expected to be ‘wintry’ – at least by Florida standards – with a morning temperature of 49 in the forecast.
Major League Footy is the Florida Winter League of Australian Football and features seven sides competing for the Championship Final, to be held February 25 in St. Petersburg. All sides are comprised of co-ed players of the St. Petersburg Swans USAFL senior player list, and new recruits are always welcome. All trainings and practices are always free, and are open to co-ed players of all ages and skill level.
The Swans compete in the 40-team USAFL in a regular season that runs March-October, and the club’s winter ‘Major League Footy’ season is scheduled during the traditional off-season.