Football (the roundball kind)
National Premier League
Adelaide Comets are through to the 2020 NPLSA Grand Final after beating Campbelltown 3-0 in the semi-final. Comets’ Andreas Wiens bagged a game high 2 goals.
Adelaide Basketball Challenge
Forestville 1 completed an impressive 2020 ABC season that saw them go unbeaten, winning the Grand Final on Saturday night against Sturt 1. The match played at the Lights Community and Sports Centre ended 79-63 in Forestville’s favour.
Sturt also capped off an undefeated 2020 ABC season beating the Southern Tigers in the Grand Final 68-59. Sturt fell behind early, heading into quarter-time down 10 points but were able to claw it back, trailing by only three at the half. Eventually, they took the lead at the end of the third quarter and never looked back.
2020 TFSA League Men’s Open
The Eastern Stingrays blew the South West Wolves out of the water, winning 15-1 and keeping the Wolves without a win all season.
2020 TFSA League Women’s Open
The Central Scorpions have been unable to extend their run at the top of the table, losing to the Vipers 6-5. Vipers now sit equal on points with the Scorpions.
Women’s League Div 1
The Saints have avenged last week’s close loss to Woodville, completing a comfortable 20-5 win against Goodwood.
2020 SA Super League
The Eastern Raiders and Western Rogues have surmounted a little lead at the top of the 2020 SA Super League table after the Raiders beat the Northern Knights 76 shots- 47 shots and the Rogues beat the South Eastern Spartans 52 shots – 37 shots.
The Raiders and the Rogues both have four wins, one more than the third-placed Central Chargers. Even though equal on wins, the Raiders sit one point ahead of the Rogues.
The City of Adelaide Championship 2020 is set to continue this Tuesday night, November 17, and Thursday night, November 19. Start time is set for 7:00pm The Chess Centre of South Australia, 10 Ranelagh Street, Adelaide, for both nights as the competition goes into its final rounds before wrapping up on December 1. Kyle Leaver is currently leading the championship.
2020 Gridiron SA Seniors
The AU Hogs and the Spartans battled it out on Saturday in an entertaining and high scoring affair. The Hogs just snatched the win away from the clutches of the Spartans, winning 34- 32.
The Hogs will meet the Eagles in Round 10 this Saturday in what will be the last round before the finals.
Murray Bridge Sufferfest
Pol Gimeno I Fonquernie completed the 1/2 IronFest quickest with a time of 4:44:51, just under fourteen seconds quicker than second-placed Samuel Evans who posted a time of 4:58:07. Mary Mitchell was the fastest female in a time of 5:50:43.
Round the Island Regatta
In the Open Men’s Eight, Adelaide Uni finished the 7.5km course quickest with a time of 26:02.95. Meanwhile, in the Open Women’s Eight, Adelaide 1 finished quickest with a time of 27:39.08. Second-placed Adelaide Uni 1 put up a good fight but was just off the winning pace with a time of 28:36.77.
Australian Andrew Moloney has missed out on the WBA super flyweight title after accidentally headbutting his opponent Joshua Franco. After the headbutt the referee ruled a “no decision”, breaking the heart of Moloney who felt he was so close to winning the belt.
The Raptors remain undefeated for the season after narrowly edging out the Bombers, 10-9 and will look to add another win to the column this week as they take on the Grizzlies, this Friday, 8:00pm at Blackwood Recreation Centre.
In the other match, the Redwings grabbed their first win of the season beating the Sea Devils 8-6. The Sea Devils will look to avenge their disappointing result as they take on the Bombers this Friday, 9:15pm at the same venue.
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