Nothing to report this week except an appalling defeat against the orcs of FOAD, who had previously lost all their matches this season.
Some absolutely terrible dice, nothing I tried worked. Double 1s all over the place.
The match started with me kicking off and a touchback (4% chance) and it just went downhill from there. When I did get the ball loose the bouncing ball was caught first try on a natural 6 by a black orc. Got it loose again, had a 3+ throw for a TD, fumbled it. Went in at half time 1-0 down after I just could not knock his players over the third time it was caged.
It wasn't a particularly scary team - not much guard or MB - but all his blocks seemed to cart my guys off the pitch, while my MB blitzes on his niggled AV8 black orc just bounced off his armour.
In the second half I was 2 players down, and of course the weather changed to bright sunshine, turning a 2+ throw to get a good chance of a TD into a 3+. I rolled 2 rerolled to 1. Game over.
I'll be missing 3 linemen for next week's match against a really brutal nurgle team (including -1AG on my ST4 lineman), so will be going with valuable players or rookies. on the LOS, which means I'll need to be lucky. I haven't been lucky at all this season, and I've no chance of promotion now. God knows what'll happen next week.
EDIT - Opponents are human not Nurgle, which is even worse given the amount of tackle and MB they are rocking, plus a piling on blitzer who got 7 casualties in his previous match vs some elves. At least they haven't got claw, and I might even get a wizard and an apo in inducements. Also the Ectothermic Scutes (the lizards who beat me last week) lost to Another Bad Idea (the orcs where I gifted them a draw), meaning that it's actually pretty tight at the top.
I then have nurgle-chaos-chaos for the last three matches of the season. Gulp.