Like laneford says, it was quite a match. We were very close in TV (I had 70K on him so he picked up a babe), so it was a well developed elf team against a well developed Nurgle team, which is a pretty good contrast of styles. The various Nurgly annoyance skills (tentacles and disturbing presence) were certainly pretty annoying - who knew tentacles worked against leap too? ;-)
It started well, as I kicked to laneford and he picked the ball up and then passed it, but failed to catch it, so I was able to run in, get the ball, and score on turn 2. The rest of the half went... less well, indeed really quite badly, as my typical high-risk aggressive defence failed to pay off and I was rapidly running out of elfs (I think 3 injuries and 5 KOs by the end?), leaving me unable to attempt a 1TTD after 'ford equalised on turn 8.
The start of the second half also went badly, as I had turnovers from a double skulls, a failed pickup (with reroll I think) and a fumbled quick pass from a thrower near my own endzone. Fortunately 'ford's Nurgle are absurdly slow (by elf standards anyway), so I was able to keep him away from the ball and eventually pick it up and pass it forward. Sadly I didn't actually catch it (my catcher joined in the 1s rolling I think), but after a bit of messing about as we scrambled for the ball I was able to leap an AG5 catcher onto the ball and dodge away. I thought I'd messed things up when I realised I could in fact have blitzed his only player in range, but fortunately his blitz only resulted in a push, so another 2+ leap gave me the winning TD on turn 16.
Thanks to laneford for a very enjoyable match.
It's been a good season for Elf Harm: beating Jiiiiiiim's lizards for the first time and finally winning the championship properly (I won it once before, but that was on two draws and a default, which was somewhat unsatisfying ;-)).