The first round of the BPL winter season took place last night, and DojoMojo, hot favourites to win against UQ Lovers did just that, taking out the win 15-12 on the notoriously dark and damp Field 3 at AJFC.
There was some speculation after Dojo frittered an early lead that the two UQ players we'd accepted as pickups for the night may have been carrying out some sort of nefarious destroy-from-within plan, but this was quickly dismissed as Donnie and Badman showed why they bother to drive all the way from Byron Bay to play. Both managed some very tidy work.
Other standout performances were from Mike Morgan, who many believed should have won Rookie of the Season last time round, who ran, threw and generally charmed his way around a clearly confused opposition. This season's new guys Matt Hall and Santiago Morales (all the way from Columbia) proved themselves instant assets, and took the number of Gold Coast based Dojo kenshi to 6 - nearly half the team! Lee was the only GC boy who didn't show, which is typical.
Luke also failed to turn up, citing his appearance as an extra in the upcoming production of "Police Academy 28 - When Cops Get Tazers" as his excuse. So Lee could've played after all with no fear of the law.
Next week we'll be doing it all again against Rawhide on the same fantastically prepared field. If you want to see what have recently been described as Brisbane's two boutique teams (presumably referring to our awesome range of merchandise) going head to head then the Annerley Junior Football Club fields is the place to be from 7-9pm.
Round 11 Matches
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