The Captains Rant. Malmö vs Farum, 31st of May
The crowd that had gathered on Limhamnsfältet would never have expected that such a grand spectacle would take place. It was an achievement never before seen in DAFL football and a day of celebration on many levels.
Malmö was to host the year’s biggest double header so far, Malmö vs Farum followed by Helsingborg vs Jutland. The gods of football saw it fit to bless us with sunshine and cold beer, but also just to throw a spanner in the works, a six goal gale-wind was blowing to the seaside end of the oval.
First of all I think I’ll start with the Captain’s Award which without a doubt has to go to the man who didn’t only put on a sterling performance on the field, he also played his one-hundredth game of DAFL football, a milestone which proves his commitment to the club and diligence on the ground, Ross Levesque.
The Maulers showed the whole league yesterday that this year was not going to be like the ones past. After winning the toss and electing to go with the wind in the first quarter the Malmö boys held nothing back. It was tough work out there and the fact of the matter is that we wanted the ball more than they did, and the result showed on the score board.
After dominating in the first quarter and putting themselves comfortably in front the Maulers showed great stamina in the second quarter keeping Farum’s tally low and unimpressive. The third quarter was when this writer believes the Farum lads realized- “shit, we might lose this”, too-little too-late.
Hats off to all the boys for a hard fought second half and a hard-earned victory on the home field. It’s worth mentioning that Port Malmö had never beaten Farum at home until yesterday. Go the Maulers we’re on the top of the ladder and undefeated in 2009! Congratulations!
Blood was spilt on the grass and beer was drunk on the sideline. We soaked up the sunshine and sat back to watch the Saints against Jutland (which unfortunately the Saints lost in the final minutes). Good company and football in Sweden. I remember remarking to someone, “It doesn’t get any better than this”.
Port Malmö 10.14(74)