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Wombat Heaven – Singapore Wombats take out Asian Championships

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The Philippines Australian Football League proudly hosted the 2014 Asian Championships last weekend where teams met to decide which was the best Australian Rules football nation in Asia. Described as “the pinnacle of the AFL Asia calendar”, it was the Singapore Wombats who revelled in the glory of being 2014 champions.

 

The event was somewhat sandwiched between the battle for European supremacy (Euro Cup) and North American bragging rights (USAFL Nationals) but drew a strong and enthusiastic following for a great day’s football.

 

 

Following are the results from the 2014 Asian Champs that were held in Clark, Philippines on 11 October 2014. 

 

Pool A (Oval 1)

 

Macau Lightning 1. 0. (6) def. by Singapore Wombats 7. 3. (45)

Malaysian Warriors 1. 4. (10) def. by Thailand Tigers 3. 1. (19)

Macau Lightning 0. 1. (1) def. by Thailand Tigers 5. 9. (39)

Malaysian Warriors 5. 1. (31) def. Hong Kong Dragons 2. 1. (13)

Thailand Tigers 2. 4. (16) def. by Hong Kong Dragons 3. 2. 20

Singapore Wombats 5. 1. (31) def. Malaysian Warriors 2. 3. (15)

Macau Lightning 2. 0. (12) def. by Hong Kong Dragons 4. 6. (30)

Thailand Tigers 1. 1. (7) def. by Singapore Wombats 6. 1. (37)

Macau Lightning 0. 0. (0)  def. by Malaysian Warriors 10. 5. 65

Hong Kong Dragons 2. 1. (13) def. Singapore Wombats 1. 1. (7)

 

Pool B (Oval 2)

 

Lao Elephants 0. 0. (0) def. by China Reds 8. 4. (32)

Philippine Eagles 5. 1. 31 def. Vietnam Swans 1. 0. (6)

Lao Elephants 1. 3. (9) def. by Vietnam Swans 4. 7. (31)

Philippine Eagles 2. 2. (14) def. Jakarta Bintangs 3. 1. (19)

Vietnam Swans 5. 6. (36) def. Jakarta Bintangs 1. 3. (9)

China Reds 1. 4. (10) def. by Philippine Eagles 5. 0. (30)

Lao Elephants 3. 1. (19) def. by Jakarta Bintangs 5. 3. (33)

Vietnam Swans 7. 1. (43) def. China Reds 0. 1. (1)

Lao Elephants 1. 0. (6) def. by Philippine Eagles 10. 3. (63)

Jakarta Bintangs 8. 2. (50) def. China Reds 0. 0. (0)

 

Semi Finals

 

Singapore Wombats def. Vietnam Swans (no score available)

Hong Kong Dragons 3. 5. (23) def. Philippine Eagles 0.  3. ( 3)

 

The following is a brief description of the Grand Final from the AFL Asia website.

 

Singapore Wombats V Hong Kong Dragons

 

After a humbling day where every team had lost a game, the arch rivals Hong Kong and Singapore meet again. After their hard fought game earlier in the day where Hong Kong had won by one goal in a low scoring game, it was anyone’s game!

 

The crowds of spectators lined up their deck chairs, topped up their tinnies, and cheered-on the fast paced but gritty game. Singapore established the early pace but the Dragons fought back with a nail biting game. In the second half the Wombats maintained a narrow lead that was too hard for the Dragons to recover. The “Three-peat” was never mentioned again, and the Wombats felt like it was the Best Victory they’ve ever had!

 

Hong Kong Dragons 3  3  21

 

Singapore Wombats  4  7  31