Category archive: Match Reports

Goannas V Magpies: A Heated Affair

On a scorching Sunday morning, club President Tom ‘Bozo’ Bowes watched on proudly as 18 Goannas pulled on the red and white stripes – a squad larger in size than any team 5 years prior. A testament to the work and direction he along with the club committee have put in over the past few years….

Round 5 Goannas V Powers

Today’s Japanese word of the day is “Setsunai”.  The feeling you get from being sad that something you enjoyed so much, is over. A great day for footy.  Just a little hot, a touch of wind to take the edge off and a fantastic turn out by both teams set the stage for one of…

Round 4 Match Report: Goannas Vs Suns

  The Goannas win and lose as a team. That is how it has always been, and that is how it always will be. Yesterday, out on the windy plains of Edogawa river the Goannas faced last years premiers Tokyo Bay Suns led by the irresistible Masaya and Toyama both running off half back. It…

Round 4 Match Report: Goannas V Poseidons

It had been a month away from football for the Goannas when took the field on an overcast Sunday at Edogawa. Some claim Japan’s rainy season is to blame for the wait between games, others within the Goannas circle will be quick to correct that the time away from footy can actually be attributed to…

Round 2 Match Report: Goannas V Lions

A perfect day was the setting for the Goannas match against the 246 Lions.  A season after the most humiliating defeat of lizard-kind since snakes were cursed to slither on the bellies by God almighty,  the Goannas looked for some sweet, sweet payback. This match was always going to be a mission, as the Lions…

Round 1 match report: Goannas V Magpies

The Tokyo Goannas took the field on Sunday with an air of uncertainty.  Having lost Goannas legends Robbie Scarlett, Jimmy Morvell, Milts Richie -the brave- Binnie and Mikey Liddel; the first game of the season was always going to be a big task. The new look Goannas, marshaled by new manager and former referee Tom…

Japan Cup Tournament Report

Written by Oceans (September 7th, 2013) On a chilly, rainy Saturday morning (6:30AM to be exact) most Goannas in Japan were snoozing away snugly underneath doonas for the first time since the summer ended.  10 battle hardened lizards however defied weekend tradition and swung the playing kit over their scaly shoulders and trundled off on…

Goannas V Magpies Rnd 5 Match Report

Written by Bash Brother, 12th September 2013   Except for a few sporadic hangovers, conditions couldn’t have been better on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The few Goannas that were able to adapt to the Saturday game this past 7th of September put in a strong performance against a brave, if undermanned Magpies Squad. The game…

2012 Grand Final: Handball From God

Every once in a while the sporting Gods go shopping for human emotions, end up buying out the whole store, and then throw the entire purchase into one unsuspecting moment.   What you end up with is Jesse Owens debunking the Aryan myth. You might even get the Springboks doing it for Nelson in ’95….

2012 ROUND 7 RECAP/GRAND FINAL PREVIEW

NO TOMORROW Minutes after the 25-point defeat to a spirited Komazawa Magpies unit, the Goanna men formed a circle around Rob Scarlett. Albeit a family club, there was no kidding about this time. Dress rehearsal or otherwise, the performance was not good enough. There was work to be done, and the boys were told in…

Menu