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Bombers Struggle in Chicago
The scores say it best; a depleted Milwaukee Bombers traveled to Chicago on August 23 and proved they are not invincible in the MAAFL.  The Bombers were dispatched by both the United and Columbus in a ‘friendly’ tournament. The first match against Chicago was of great interest to anyone who follows Midwestern footy.  The two clubs will clash in two weeks to decide the MAAFL premiership but from the start, the Bombers came out flat and were completely outclassed in the middle.  Chicago were also more competitive around the ball and in the air with Milwaukee seeming timid against their Lake Michigan rivals. This all conspired to dismantle Milwaukee’s style of possession footy as the Bombers never seemed able to get themselves organized and feed their forward line. 

The scores say it best; a depleted Milwaukee Bombers traveled to Chicago on August 23 and proved they are not invincible in the MAAFL.  The Bombers were dispatched by both the United and Columbus in a ‘friendly’ tournament. The first match against Chicago was of great interest to anyone who follows Midwestern footy.  The two clubs will clash in two weeks to decide the MAAFL premiership but from the start, the Bombers came out flat and were completely outclassed in the middle.  Chicago were also more competitive around the ball and in the air with Milwaukee seeming timid against their Lake Michigan rivals. This all conspired to dismantle Milwaukee’s style of possession footy as the Bombers never seemed able to get themselves organized and feed their forward line. 

Milwaukee             1-1(7)
Chicago                 11-4(70)  

The second match was a chance for a bit of redemption but sadly was more of the same.  Despite the inexperience of the Jackaroos, Milwaukee let themselves get beat all over the ground and a clearly disappointed Coach Heath gave the boys a lashing at half time. Decorum prohibits repeating the words used. 

Milwaukee             1-2 (8)
Columbus              5-3 (33)               

“We came to Chicago without our entire midfield just about and a few starting forwards,” said Coach Heath Moore. “I used this as an opportunity to try a few guys in some new positions so I knew we might struggle a bit but overall, we failed to do the basic things; gather, dispose, compete, chase and tackle.  Without that, we didn’t stand a chance.” 

Next up, Milwaukee takes on Minnesota in Madison.  The match will be held at Breese Stevens Field, Saturday, September 6 at 2:00pm.

 

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