As I was playing 40k, I've let Lordybloke, head coach of the Coffin Dodgers give the low down on the final of the Challenge Cup 2010
The final of the Lone Wolves Blood Bowl League 2010 had finally arrived.
Both teams had taken the delay to get a bit of extra training in to make sure they were fully match fit for what was to be a grave spectacle. The Coffin Dodgers came on to the pitch looking sharp, the ball was thrown easily from hand to skeletal claw and back again during warm up and the sun glinted from the fresh embalming fluid covering their bodies (inducements meant 2 extra team training rerolls and a bloodweiser babe).
Unfortunately the delay had taken its toll on the undead fans, many only resurrected for the length of the season, and the scaly followers dominated the stands.
The Lizards stalked onto the pitch following their sojourn to a tropical beach to soak up the sun that super charged their cold blood.
The lizards kicked off to the dead dudes.
A rumour spun round the stadium as the ball spun high in the air. The Saurian Storm's ship to the island of sun had somehow lost its course and ended up in a Norscan fjord! The lizard blood was flowing like treacle!
The kick barely made over the line and was so high it gave Lug-gug the muscle bound ghoul plenty of time to get under it, catch it and blitz the scaly defenders, with a little help from The Duke of Spook, and set off down field with fellow ghoul, Orfug on his heels.
The lizards could do little to stop the pair and an early touchdown was scored, handing the ball back to the Storm.
The Storm were trying to work their classic sideline play but with saurus tripping over their own feet, the mighty krox getting crocked for the game and another ghoul pairing getting in the way of a near skink touchdown the ball was spilled. The ghouls capitalised, pounced on the ball and ran up the centre for a second. More failed skink dodging brought the half to a close, Dodgers 2-0 but both sides doing ok as far as casualties went.
The Storm were really chasing the game but still hadn't warmed up enough and another slippage saw the Dodgers steal the ball again and after a small delay and a threat of a throw that never happened, run in a third.
The match was drawing on but suddenly the lizards looked a little lively although they had lost a few skinks along the way by now. Blocks saw undead being slammed into the ground but Lug-gug stepped up again to blitz a ball carrying skink into the solid wall that was a mummy who promptly flattened the skink leaving the ball to drift free of the scrum that was around it and into the hands of another happy ghoul.
A little bit of scrambling later and the fourth touchdown was scored.
With minutes on the clock the Storm looked for a consolation score and re set for the classic play once more. Sadly it wasn't to be as some further ghoul and wight interruption caused more ball spillage towards another waiting ghoul who only had to dodge a skink, scoop up the ball and run in the fifth!!!!
The dodge failed! Game ends 4-0 to the Dodgers who are now fully vindicated from last years defeat!!
All credit to Mr Cyrus who managed to remain good humoured despite the absolutely appalling (X10) dice rolls that were coming up.
Bring on the 2011 league!!
The rules for the 4th challenge cup are ready to go, will we see a new champion or will Binx or Lordybloke claim another title? 9 Months til kickoff....