West wins put East above Ås

Kenguru Cup Round 4 2012

Oslo East v Oslo West

(View the full gallery of match pics at http://ow.ly/dcbl3 )

The 2012 Kenguru Cup has been almost within Ås’s grasp since round two. The pattern had been set. Ås beat Oslo West, Oslo East beat Oslo West, and Ås often beat East.

Tonight, that pattern changed, smashing the race for the coveted cup wide open.

West, strengthened by the return of Morten Aulund, Ben Marks and the irrepressible Damien Cosson, were a different team. Thanks to the generosity of Ås (kudos for the good sportsmanship), West played with some loaned players and a full interchange bench for the first time.

Full of new talent, bravado and run, the West skillfully carved both East and Ås, although their trademark second half fade-out is still alive and kicking.

With West knocking over both teams, the Ås v East game suddenly took on even more importance. Ås win, they put breathing room between themselves and the pack, virtually assuring their first title. East win, they draw level with Ås on wins, and due to their superior percentage, move to the top of the ladder.

It was to be East’s turn to triumph, and their strong win put them equal with Ås on points, and well ahead on percentage.

Everything comes down the the last round. The first ever Kenguru Cup is still up for grabs!

Side note – well done to everyone who played tonight. The standard of footy was good (especially the Norwegian players, you guys really are getting better every single minute of every game), the sportsmanship was mostly good, and everyone should be happy with the effort they put in. Thanks Anette, thanks umpires and of course the supporters.

Video and LOTS of pics to come in the next few days….

Kenguru Cup Round 4 – Results

Oslo West 6.11. 47
Oslo East 5.4. 34

Game 2
Oslo East 6.7. 43
Ås 1.6. 12

Game 3
Oslo West. 5.9. 39
Ås. 4.2. 26

Kenguru Cup table – After Round 4

Team Played Win Loss Draw Points for Points against % Points
Oslo E 8 5 3 0 369 245 150.61 20
Ås 8 5 3 0 229 275 83.27 20
Oslo W  8 2 6 0 255 333 76.58 8
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