Semi Final 1 is this Saturday at the Old Coast Titans home ground. The Titans will be looking to do what they do best, and run circles around the Carnosaurs "D" and the Carnosaurs will be looking to grind Elf skulls into the Astrogranite.
Well this semi-final has been run and won. It didn't happen as either coach would have expected or as mentioned above. Only a few circles were run, not as many as preferred and only a few elf skulls were ground.
The Titans received first and tried to score early with a bit of flooding down the pitch, but a fumbled pass from Zot Prince allowed the Carnosaurs to sneak through. But with no patience, they fumbled shortly after. This allowed the Titans to complete the pass the first intended and score first.
The rest of the half saw the Titans squander 4 opportunities to score, every time was the result of a failed GFI. Eventually the Carnosaurs were able to sneak through and complete a short pass to even the match at half time.
The second half saw the Titans pressure the Carnosaurs enough to finally get the ball free and run away from the majority of the Carnosaurs. The Carnosaurs then had the run of failed GFI's whilst also failing to move the players up to pressure the caged Titans ball carrier. The bad run of dice and simple mistake of not pressuring the ball carrier sooner, allowed the Titans to drag the match out to the last turn before scoring to secure a Grand Final appearance.