The 2016 Grand Finalists are celebrating after a stunning week of results saw the Blue Flames topple the first placed Scorpions, in what is likely to be the first salvo of a month of potential clashes; and the Natas Adulterers charged into fourth after disappointing losses by the Heroes and Doozers threw their finals places into jeopardy. The Titans will also be fist pumping after their win over the Saints secured the double chance for the top scoring club from 2017. But the Wild Cards made it three wins in a row to dump the injury depleted Doozers out of the five, and the Dingoes win over the Heroes means Hodgey is not yet assured a debut finals appearance as the Heroes slipped to fifth. It all means a big final week is in store for the OL.
Inter-League Update - Champions League
The Blue Flames may be out of contention for the CL Semis, but they are having plenty to say about who gets through. Their stunning 0.5 win over the Major Warriors denied Dan’s attempt to seal their spot, and combined with the narrow Coat Hangers win over the Brawlers mean the Major Warriors-Brawlers encounter will be a winner take all showdown. Alternatively, the Coat Hangers only need to beat the Blue Flames now to qualify – but should the Flames pull another upset, then both the Majors and Brawlers would likely progress. In the other Group, the Titans win over Nexus combined with a Scorpions victory over the Chargers means the Titans are the first team to qualify for the Semis. The Scorpions are in the box seat for the second spot with a win and PF advantage, but do have to take on the Titans, while Nexus play the winless Chargers. For Nexus to steal the final spot they need to get the likely win, hope the Titans win too, and then the game within the game will be the Nexus-Scorpions PF comparison, where Nexus must outscore the Scorpions by 11.