Legendary Lands – $15 into $17,648
One Ladbrokes punter experienced a dream weekend hitting on a six leg Legendary Land to turn a $15 outlay into a $17,648. It was a locally focused play with five of the six legs coming from the A-League and NBL plus a Premier League match for good measure. What started off as a long shot paid off thanks to some impressive foresight.
Our punter’s weekend began at Suncorp Stadium where they backed the visiting Melbourne Victory to come away with a win against a struggling Brisbane Roar side. For an added value play, our Legendary Land backed the Victory with a -1 goal handicap at odds of $3.70. After a wild first half, Melbourne held a 4-2 advantage at the intermission thanks to a stoppage time goal and with the Roar reduced to 10 men, they rarely troubled the Victory’s goal in the second half.
Leg number two featured a much more nailbiting finish with the Sydney Kings and Perth Wildcats duelling out a classic. The Wildcats lead at every change before a frantic Kings rally had the scores level at 95 with 30 seconds remaining. Two free throws from Bryce Cotton with 12 seconds left gave the visitors a lead before a clutch three pointer from David Wear with gave the Kings a 98-97 lead with three seconds left. A big steal by Brad Newley ended the game and kept the multi alive through day one, although the Kings would be heard from again later on.
Up next was the lone overseas leg of this Legendary Land as our punter backed Newcastle to topple the struggling and depleted Huddersfield in the Premier League. A lone goal from Salomon Rondon was enough to end Newcastle’s four game winless streak and keep Huddersfield in the relegation zone. With the multi halfway completed, our punter was left to rely on a trio of results on Sunday afternoon for this massive collect.
Sunday’s triple header of bets started with our punter once again backing the Sydney Kings, this time to beat the Illawarra Hawks by 11 or more. The Kings were clear favourites coming into this game despite the Hawks winning three on the trot. They had to work for the win with just a three point lead at halftime before pulling away in the third and fourth quarters, outscoring the Hawks 47-35 for a 15 point win.
The last two legs brought this Legendary Land back to where it all started with our punter backing two winners in the A-League. They started off with Perth picking up a big win away to Newcastle thanks to an early penalty from Neil Kilkenny before Jason Davidson gave the Glory an unassailable 2-0 lead. That meant it all came down to the Adelaide-Melbourne City game with our punter backing the visiting City side to come away with all three points.
Despite City’s goal being under siege for most of the match, it was City who came away with all three points. Jordan Elsey’s own goal put the visitors up early and when Luke Brattan’s thunderbolt hit the back of the net five minutes into the second half, the cheers were going up from the visitors bench and our punter as it sealed a monster return. After going six for six, this punter’s $15 outlay netted a massive $17,648 return.