Wodents scrape the 1-1 draw into a conceded win due to lack of elf players left to play the penalties. Utter mayhem with Chaos pitch severely disrupting the elven passing game and skaven recklessness, only made up for by the sheer amount of carnage the rats managed to inflict with the astrogranite.
It could have been an early lead for the Wodents who won the toss and received, but a determined elven defence saw the rats play more cautiously than usual and the ball was continuously in flux throughout the first half - passing up and back down the pitch with several effective blitzes knocking it free and between a multitude of eager hands despite the prevalent air of animosity. Of course, gutter runner Schnooch managed to bungle up catching the ball on the end zone after a heroic dash and pass from erstwhile thrower Zimbo. He'd managed to retrieve it from the Spider's clutches and pushed himself to the limits to get within chucking range only to see a beautifully accurate lob get booted halfway back down the field by the crowd. Unfortunately, it was too late for the elves to capatilise upon this or even for the Wodents to attempt a recovery as the halftime whistle blew.
The second half saw a depleted elf team get further annihilated by the viscous skaven attentilons, but it didn't prevent them from pulling off an extreme play of total desperation. Major Tom took advantage of the unusual pitch geometry to dash of the left wide zone and away from a cluster of clingy Wodents to reappear on the opposite side of the pitch, sprinting to retrieve the ball free from beneath the furry feet of a startled Splatto and make a splendid pass into the hands of the nearby Lazarus the line-elf. He adroitly managed to catch the ball, dodge away from his ratty shadows and hand it off to the sturdy hands of team-mate Jareth, despite the catcher being surrounded by three very grabby skaven. With a deft twist and a nimble step, Jareth literally danced past the rat's tackles and pushed himself down the field and across the end zone with a well-earned flourish of triumph.
Sadly, the elven hope of victory was not to last, as the Wodents promptly surged forwards with the next drive and scored the equaliser shortly thereafter. In all honesty there was little Ziggy's Spiders could do, as half their team was still recovering in the dug out. The final drive in the last minutes, saw the skaven pull off a stupendously timed blitz, Jynxo the rat ogre surging into the few elves left on the scrimmage line, knocking them flying only to have the ball land on his head and bounce onto the rats half and thus be touchback to the only unmarked elf left standing in the Spider's deep field. With a last hurrah of defiance the plucky elf catcher Jareth managed to hold onto the ball denying Wodent linerat Yaskin's attempt to blitz it from his grasp.
With the home crowd getting gnarly, the elven visitors preferring to make a quick exit from the Wodent stadium in order to retain what limbs they had remaining, it was deemed that skaven were victorious by default. Fickle are the Ruinous Powers indeed, as finally the Wodents can claim their first ever Chaos Cup!
|Posted Thu Apr 26 2018 23:53:45 (last edited Wed May 16 2018 10:04:05) by Big Bad Beeste