2008 Tokyo Goannas V Tokyo Leopards

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2008 Tokyo Goannas V Tokyo Leopards 

Goannas 17.12 def Leopards 11.14

Well done to the Goannas players who turned up yesterday for a wet n’ wild day at Narita. The Goannas were matched up against the Tokyo Leopards who feature some stand out Japanese footballers and whose team was boosted with the late inclusions of Michito and Kuno, who combined well with the likes of Take, Shohei and Tohama. The game was a tight tussle throughout with the Goannas playing brilliant first Qtr football to take a 6 goal lead into Qtr time in dry conditions. The rain started to fall in the 2nd Qtr and the Goannas were stretched in the wet and went to the half with a 5 goal lead. The 3rd Qtr was all Leopards as they piled on several goals to get to within 15 points of the Goannas at the last change. The Goannas came up with run and voice in the last Qtr and played some inspired footy to eventually run out winners *17.12 to 11.14* It was a good, even team effort with everyone contributing at various stages. However some eye-catching players for the Goannas included Sully up forward with 8 goals, Dan McGrath in the Guts, Jason on the wing, Bumpa in his long overdue return, Simmo down back, Jimmy nipping away in a forward pocket, Mike and A-Dog in the ruck and Jack (aka the ‘Beast’), in his first game for the Goannas.

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