The squigs made short work at knocking my goblins out. Luckily I only lost 2 the whole match to being “eaten “.
Most of the first half the Herders concentrated on knocking my gobbos out of the game- and slowly moving the ball towards the end zone.
I put a stop to that by bouncing my pogoer into the scrum and freeing the ball from the carriers grip. The ball bounced chaotically around the pitch.
Try as I may / the dice had other ideas. With only a few rounds to go in the half that little jerk Chop sprinted in for the score.
TöeJam regrouped and received the kick with a couple of rounds before the half. I’d had enough of the running from the squigs so I put both chainsaw wielding looneys on the line – hoping to knock some squigs out of the game for good.
TöeJam managed to put the hurt on some squigs – but they failed to get the call done the field. The drive stalled on a slip-up trying to get through a Herders tackle zone.
But … nuffle … the dice god does not agree.
The crafty Herder rounds the line of protection – and soon a blitzer has dislodged the ball. – the ball bounces this way and that … across the pitch… gobbos on both teams try to catch it … but it just kept going.
Until… a lone squig herder got a lucky bounce … and I a failed re-roll to change matters.
That’s when a lone TöeJam gobbo had had enough of the showboating. He sprinted across the pitch – going for it … and making the shoe string (or should that be toe jam) tackle. Dropping the ball carrier at the end line – the ball landing next to him.
The end of the match came seconds later. TöeJam 0 – BOOM BOOM Pow 1.
It was a fun match – I’ve learned a few things after my long layoff of playing boodbowl… and I hope some better strategies for my next match.