The following is a very late and from-memory match report.
Week 1 Div L
Lorei'elf (Elves, Dentharial) VS Goes Well With Port (Skaven, Alini/sadface)
I started out with High Elves in the divisions before I went all orcy, and I've played some Wood Elves in the public leagues, but this was my first time with just plain old no-frills 'Elves'. I'll just quote myself from somewhere in the middle of the match:
"Elves are ridiculous, and I'm sorry."
The fact of the matter is, I made a lot of stupid mistakes, where I let my elves get bashed badly, or attempted a ridiculous dodge before standing up other elves and moving tackle zones around, and I got punished for it with turnovers and KOs. But time after time, I was subsequently able to succeed at ridiculous dodges and passes, and pull out a maneuver that would at least put me in a more comfortable position.
However, the play of the match undoubtedly goes to Alini in the closing seconds of the game. With 1 turn each left on the board, her gutter runner had the ball, and was in range of the touchline (even without GFIs), and relatively safe in a half-cage against the touchline. Through a couple of blocks I managed to block the runner's way forward with the knocked-down bodies of his teammates, and then surrounded the cage with other markers to ensure he had nowhere else to run. I hit End Turn, and sat back, relatively content in my 3-2 victory.
The first minute went by with nothing happening.
Then the second minute.
Then...ratmen started to move. Carefully, and deliberately. There's marking up of my markers, a blitz, and suddenly the iron grip of the elves is beginning to look decidedly more wimpy. Each move was very clearly carefully planned out, and I gradually got more and more incredulous that Alini was spotting each way to unravel my trap. With barely 20 seconds left on the clock, a second gutter runner ran forward into the end zone, and then the ball carrier retreated back the wrong way up the pitch, ran sideways a short distance, and then made the pass to tie up the game. Annoying as it was to have victory snatched from my grasp in such a manner, I couldn't help but applaud it.
Final Score: Lorei'elf 3 - 3 Goes Well With Port