There was a palpable sense of excitement around the Common, as the Super 3's kicked off the games on our home turf for the first time in 2022. Thousands if not dozens of devoted fans of the frotharium gathered at sparrow's fart to witness the greatest game of footy the world had ever seen.
Taking on our arch rivals in the West London Wildcats (who sacrificed a goat to appease their unnatural God last year to win the flag against us in double overtime), we were frothing at the mouth to get a taste of some action. The game started off on a shaky note, with some great forward line pressure early only to concede the first goal of the game, courtesy of a shank so big Sam Kekovich would've been too scared to cook it.
From there it was a domination out of the centre with club legend and winner of most handsome man in London 2018-19 Brayden Irving and man who loves cricket a little too much Tim Wilton putting on a clinic all day. Was great to see Brades back gracing us with his presence on the Common. Will we see him again? Epsom Derby says YES.
Up forward, the pocket rocket and man who you'd want to take investment advice from Pete Murraypopped up with a couple goals to help push the lead out into the second half. It was a pleasure to see a stunning display put on in his first game for the club by Rob "Hairy" Murphy. Despite him pushing 60 years old this year, Rob wound back the clock, kicking two snags and one disastrous torp after the siren. His hands were like kittens, if kittens were like vices, and vices were like really good hands that marked the ball well.
Brayden also kicked a couple, but in order to not stroke his ego any further, I won't mention it. Tom "put me in the ruck" Platts and Tony "leave me down back" White kicked the other couple goals to round out a pretty good day in front of the sticks.
All in all, it was a solid second outing for the Super 3's and leaves up primed and ready to take on the Sussex Swans in just over a year's time when our season recommences in June. Ideal for anyone who may have torn ligaments in their ankle singing B*Witched on Saturday night, severely buggering their ankle doing the line dancing part.