Written by Alex Goff    Saturday, 29 September 2012 23:11    PDF Print Write e-mail
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The Chicago Lions scored three unanswered tries in the second half to haul in the Chicago Griffins and tie their rivals 24-24 Saturday in MIdwest DI club action.

The tie meant that the Lions remain on top of the Midwest West Pool 1, but it was also an indication that the Griffins are getting better. Led by a solid game from Andrew Suniula at flyhalf, lock Graham Harriman, who scored a try, and wing Pat Marek, who scored two, the Griffins fell behind 7-0 and then scored four tries to lead 24-7 at halftime.

But increased intensity by the Lions in the second period, and the wind at their backs, allowed the Lions to come back.

"Our biggest problem was penalties," said Griffins Head Coach Wez Parkes. "We committed seven penalties in the second half, almost all of them in the ruck. You can't give the Lions a penalty every six minutes. We felt we were in the ascendancy and then that took it away from us. Still, it was an improvement."

The Cincinnati Wolfhounds beat the Indianapolis Impalas 36-17 to go to 4-0. And the Detroit Tradesmen took a big step forward by beating Columbus 40-26 and going to 3-1.

Columbus challenged the Detroit defense by sniping quickly off the rucks with their forwards. But Detroit's backs were strong and No. 8 Joe Bargerstock was excellent.

Adam Saad, Colin Tucker, Ryan Koenig, Ahmed Harajily, Kevin Kreger all scored, as did Bargerstrock. Their defense held firm late as Columbus piled on the pressure to come back.

And finally the Milwaukee Barbarians got their first win of the season 48-20 over the Chicago Blaze. Mark Fine scored five tries for Milwaukee.

Those scores leave the standings as this:

Midwest West Pool 1 W L T Pf Pa Pd BT BL Pts
Chicago Lions 3 0 1 114 73 41 4 0 18
Chicago Griffins 2 1 1 162 84 78 3 0 13
Chicago Blaze 0 4 0 56 226 -170 0 0 0




















Midwest West Pool 2 W L T Pf Pa Pd BT BL Pts
Metropolis 4 0 0 154 88 66 4 0 20
Palmer 1 3 0 129 96 33 3 2 9
Milwaukee Barbarians 1 3 0 96 144 -48 2 0 6




















Midwest East Pool 1 W L T Pf Pa Pd BT BL Pts
Cincinnati Wolfhounds 4 0 0 146 54 92 4 0 20
Detroit Tradesmen 3 1 0 129 98 31 3 0 15
Columbus 1 3 0 96 140 -44 3 0 7
Indianapolis 0 4 0 53 135 -82 1 0 1


 

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