After missing last week. We are back with a review of Round 7 action.

On Saturday we had the Livestream back for 2 men’s games and some junior competitions. Sunday saw the Crusaders host 2 different teams away…..but they were the designated home side…..confused?

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The Croydon Rangers took on the Geelong Buccaneers. In what would have been expected to be a very close encounter. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case. The Rangers runnng out big winners 52-12, with their 3 headed monster at Wide Receiver, causing issues for the Buccaneers Defense. Geelong will be disappointed with this effort and can hopefully bounce back this weekend. Their task isn’t an easy one. Taking on the undefeated Crusaders at home. Watch all 4 games streamed HERE!!

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The Warriors Gridiron were hosting their homecoming game. A celebration of 10 years since their double championship (Warriors and Barbarians). They obviously wanted to win this one in front of a home crowd and considering it was a big occassion for them.

Enter the Bendigo Dragons. Low on numbers but high on spirit, heart and eagerness to win. It was a close game throughout, with the lead changing quite a few times. Even with a lead late in the game the Dragons were able to get one last score in to run out winners 36-35. The Warriors lost QB Fred Davies late. Will be interesting to see if he returns next game. Without him, their field goal option is gone.

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The Western Crusaders II played host at an away venue, to the Northern Raiders. Raiders are another team devasted by injuries but play with passion and spirit. A tight first half saw the score 6-6. Raiders QB James Phillips was under constant pressure from the Crusader defense. Forcing him to make a few errors. The Raiders Defense held their own as well.

The Raiders managed to fall behind before scoring to hit the lead early in the 4th Quarter. Unfortunately they ran out of legs and the Crusaders II scored. The Raiders had one last chance with under 2 minutes remaining. An excelent pass break up in the endzone by the Cru sealed the victory.

The undefeated Western Crusaders took on the improving Melton Wolves. Unfortunately the Wolves were missing their starting QB for this game. As they have done most of the last 5 years, the Crusader defense forced errors and turnovers from the Wolves and jumped out to a 22-0 lead midway through the first quarter. The Wolves got a score back with a wayward snap, scoop us and score. That’s about as close as it got. The Wolves did manage a 3rd quarter passing TD but it wasn’t enough to contain the Crusaders who eventually ran out 50-12 winners. Credit to the Wolves for a tough physical game. The Crusaders did suffer a scare with starting QB Mattew Krul going down, with what appeared to be a knee injury. Luckily for him, it was just bruising. Not lucky for the Buccaneers this Saturday.

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Gridiron Victoria Round 7 review

Scott Ditcham

Football lover since 1990. Massive Denver Broncos fan and father of 1 future football player. Retired GREAT of the Melton Wolves. Writer for Gridiron Downunder Gridiron Victoria. Onside Kick Productions founder. 2016 season stats - 1 INT, 15 missed tackles, 3 tackles and 1 Minor Concussion.

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