GW1 | The Bombers 74 – 50 Downsy’s 11
In the battle of pre-season beef, Will Penhallurick’s Jager Bombers consigned Michael Davies’ new club to a resounding defeat. A game which many felt had more than just the score on the line, Penhallurick (an angry, vocal critic of Downs, the league…anyone but himself) put Downsy’s 11 to the sword with Harry Kane and Anthony Martial providing the bulk of the 24 point difference between the teams. A big first win gets RoW off the mark for the season—and perhaps puts Penhallurick on the road to redemption after he became the first RoW captain in history to lose a Titus when RoW fell to Wales, last year.
GW2 | Mellberg’s Beard 47 – 53 Jobless Jons
“Tom Heaton! Tyrone Mings! Moise Kean! Emerson! Christian Pulisic! John McGinn! Neal Maupay! Wes Evans – can you hear me, Wes Evans? Your boys took one hell of a beating! Your boys took one hell of a beating!”
Forget the fact that Wales’ Wes Evans played his wildcard or that Melberg’s Beard have now gone 18 consecutive GWs without a win because the fact is Jon Jolley played a blinder a for RoW. In a masterstroke of tactical prowess, RoW played the maverick card brilliantly. Even on -8, and 30 points left on the bench, the Jobless Jons made short work of a team quickly becoming the league’s laughing stock.