You couldn't have written a better script after Round 2, they were best of mates in the summer competition as they teamed up to make the semis, but in this year's Autumn competition as Iron Lady Allyson Schumacher and Slugger John Bullock will be on opposite sides of the court as arch-rival captains.
Of the six sides competing, the Iron lady and Sluggers respective sides are co-leaders on top of the ladder after both sides had convincing wins last Saturday.
Slugger and the Iron lady have had many keenly contested matches in the past, and this year's Autumn competition looking to be a real contest between their two sides.
The Iron lady believes that her side is playing really good constructive tennis after two rounds with Slugger Bullocks Tigers not to be taken lightly.
"Slugger and I are both very competitive on the court but have the utmost respect for each other. We have very different ideas as captains and we both rally behind our players in fighting right till the end." she said.
Tigers captain Bullock believes the Iron Lady's side are the team to beat.
"That's why they call her the Iron Lady, Allyson is tough, totally committed and dedicated as they come. The Iron lady knows how to groom her players to peak in the big matches." Bullock said.
The star players to shine in round two were Rocket Rod Schumacher, Percy Raveneau, Toko Tari, Frank Buckley, and Dave Fuller.
Rocket Rod played some brilliant tennis with his speed around the court and all-round court craft skills amazing. He had his opponents in panic mode.
Raveneau thought he was playing golf as he teed off with some blistering backhand returns and cannonball forehands to destroy his opponents. Percy is a real danger player and will worry the big guns in his future matches.
Toko Tari hit his straps playing very crafty tennis and showing that his net skills were right on target. Tari is as consistent as they come and is a player to watch in his future clashes with the big gun sides.
Frank Buckley turned back the clock showing his opponents who the boss was with his accurate overheads and skillful net skills doing the damage. Buckley is not to be taken lightly. Dave Fuller showed glimpses of brilliance with his big forehand and crafty net skills being his main weapon. Fuller in the past has won many singles and doubles titles and has beaten the best of the best at Eglinton.
The bookies have dramatically firmed Bullocks Tigers from 50-1 to 5-1 to take that coveted grand final trophy come July 27.
The critics say they can't win it, but club committeeman Graeme Stapleton disagrees."They call Bullock the trump card king, he has won more club competitions than most out here and has been going around since Julius Caesar, there's going to egg running down all of the critic's faces." he said.