SWANS-‘FISH CLASH IN MLF SUMMER FINAL
Twenty-five weeks of Major League Footy 2018 Premiership Season footy come down to a tangle between hometown sides this weekend, as the St. Petersburg Swans (7-3) take on Starfish FC (6-4) at Crescent Lake in St. Petersburg.
Ball up is 11 AM EDT at the historic ground, just north of Downtown St. Pete.
While the Swans come into the match having survived a late-season scare of two consecutive dispiriting losses before righting their affairs in the Super Saturday Showdown Carnival two weeks ago, Starfish FC comes in at full-charge.
The original St. Petersburg footy club, Starfish FC began this season on a horrid 1-4 pace that saw them more likely to capture the Wooden Spoon.
Rattling off five straight wins – including a season-defining 91-55 victory over the Tampa Bay Bombers last weekend – clinched a berth for the ‘Fish.
The loss knocked an equally-tough Bombers side out of this weekend’s proceedings.
With the independent circuit of 7-a-side Australian Football about to formally transition to an October-March head-to-head season, Major League Footy will close the books on a third successful campaign, one marked by an unprecedented run of weekly head-to-head footy that began in April.
The 2018-’19 Major League Footy Prermiership Season will kick off with a rematch of this weekend’s opponents, as the Swans and Starfish will renew their nascent rivalry on October 27 in the Winter Season Opener.