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Zaprude Giants Take CEAFL Title

  • Saturday, September 17 2016 @ 08:00 pm ACST
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The Zaprude Giants are the toast of Croatia after last weekend’s victory in the CEAFL (Central European Australian Football League) Championships held in Prague, Czech Republic. After having headed the table after victories in the first two rounds held in Croatia and Austria, something special was needed by their competitors to stop a Giants title – it didn’t happen.

 

 

Headed into the Prague leg of the tournament, only the Giants, Sesvete Blues from Croatia and the Styrian Downunderdogs from Austria had enough accumulated points from the previous events to be overall winners, but the Giants did little wrong as they again won the day and the overall title.

 

The teams were divided into two groups, playing nine per side. Teams with less than the required nine were penalised by having a three goal advantage handed to their opponents (see asterix in scores *).

 

Group 1:

Prague Dragons 3 2 38* d Zagreb Cvjetno Dockers 1 7 13

Styrian Downunderdogs 6 6 60* d Zagreb Hawks 3 3 21

Zagreb Cvjetno Dockers 9 10 64 d Zagreb Hawks 2 3 15

Prague Dragons 3 7 43* d Styrian Downunderdogs 3 5 23

Prague Dragons 7 9 51 d Zagreb Hawks 4 2 46

Zagreb Cvjetno Dockers 9 9 63 d Styrian Downunderdogs 2 2 14

 

Group 2:

Zaprude Giants 4 11 53* d Sesvete Blues 2 4 16

Zaprude Giants 4 7 31 s Velika Gorica Bombers 2 5 17

Sesvete Blues 10 5 65 d Velika Gorica Bombers 4 9 33

 

Semi-Finals:

Sesvete Blues 5 7 37 d Prague Dragons 3 5 23

Zaprude Giants 5 17 47 d Zagreb Cvjetno Dockers 4 5 29

 

5th Place Playoff:

Velika Gorica Bombers 11 2 68 d Styrian Downunderdogs 5 3 33

3rd Place Playoff:

Zagreb Cvjetno Dockers 6 5 41 d Prague Dragons 5 0 30

 

1st Place Playoff (Grand Final):

Zaprude Giants 5 4 34 d Sesvete Blues 3 3 21

 

Congratulations go to the Zaprude Giants for their consistent and high calibre season. All teams should be congratulated for their efforts, but a special pat on the back to the host team, the Prague Dragons, which proved itself as a team on the rise to resurrect the game to higher levels in the Czech Republic.

 

Attention now goes to the Euro Cup in Lisbon, Portugal, as national teams are assembled for both Croatia and Austrian, and we suspect that the Prague players will be very interested onlookers.