It was a cracking day in Geelong with 7 clubs battling it out on the fistball field in perfectly cool overcast weather.
However, as is the Fistball Federation of Australia way, this PNT victory at the 20th Fistivus was not without it’s controversy, resulting in quite possibly our most outrageous Fistivus ending yet!
After the tournament fell 40 minutes behind schedule, the Fistroy Lions had to officially forfeit their crack at the Peter Norman Trophy. After winning their semi-final clash against the South Melbourne Green Demons, they lost their second Lions player for the day; leaving their team with only 2 official players and effectively handing the PNT to Fist Club unopposed. A disappointing end to an incredibly competitive day of fistball.
That said however, the impressive Fist Club outfit thoroughly deserved the title after finishing the group stage on top of the ladder, and then dispatching of previous ladder leaders Bay City Fisters in their semi-final.
This result shakes up the 2016 VFL Standings, with Fist Club leapfrogging both Bay City and South Melbourne into a very slight first place lead, with Bay City sliding down to second and only daylight above South Melbourne. With only a few points separating 1st and 3rd, the final two tournaments for 2016 will surely promise an exciting conclusion to the 2016 Roger Willen Shield.
Lee ‘The Power Station’ Morony, of the South Melbourne Green Demons, took home his first Best & Fistest Trophy after relentlessly attacking with gusto all day. Das Fist FC reclaimed the Lanterne Rouge after going winless on the day.