It was disappointing Texas Cup in Austin was cancelled last weekend due to all the rain, however a bunch of battle-ready Lonestars made the best of a nice day at Bendwood Park on Saturday playing a tightly contested Metro. The reds were lead by veteran Matty Stevens and the Blues by rising star Perham, the Blues prevailing with a strong last quarter in a solid 10-a-side contest.
Some stand-out performances on both sides particularly Josh Devlin in the ruck showing poise and agility in a great contest with a very resolute Beers. Perham and Mash dominated the centre corridor, with Nick Maas and Bren running rings around their opponents around the ground. Matty L was solid up forward kicking 4 goals for the Blues. The reds had solid input from Matt Stevens and Jessie in midfield and with Rick being a strong target up front the Reds were even with the Blues up until the last quarter. The Blues used the ball more smartly in the last quarter to run out victors by a couple of goals. Afterwards a few beers were enjoyed on the new Karbach restaurant patio.
Upcoming Games in Austin
After the Texas Cup cancellation last weekend, we will now be playing 2 games in Austin over the coming 6 weeks with the Texas Cup rescheduled to June 27.
- Sat May 30 - Houston @ Austin -> this will be a great opportunity to take on Austin and give our players a good run after missing last week. Gametime will be set to allow guys to go up and back in a day if they prefer.
- Sat June 27 - Texas Cup @ Austin -> vs Dallas and Austin - rescheduled from Sat May 16.
We have set up a NEW google doc for these 2 games - please enter your availability and travel plans ASAP.
We are aiming to get a full strength team to both games to prepare for the Central Tournament in Racine in July. We will also be looking to stamp ourselves as Texas Cup contenders by serving it right up to Austin and Dallas so please make June 27th weekend a priorty of the two.
Contact DB, Dan or Nate to update them if you can't play or if you have any questions.
Central Tournament Racine, July 11th: Please aim to have you flights booked to Chicago for the Central Tournament in the next week. Accom has been booked and we will start assigning rooms soon.