Round 8 Feature Match: Ollie Hickey vs Simon McGoldrick

[p]Today’s first round sees Scottish Duelist Simon McGoldrick take on Ollie Hickey from just outside London. Both of these Duelists are “on the bubble” at the moment so the win will be extremely valuable to them. Let’s see how the Match goes![/p]

Simon McGoldrick's been playing Yu-Gi-Oh! since way back in the game's early days.
Simon McGoldrick's been playing Yu-Gi-Oh! since way back in the game's early days.

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[div]Hickey started the Match with a Set monster and [st].

McGoldrick Summoned [ape] and attacked into [charcoal], which survived. McGoldrick Set a card to finish.

Hickey Set a monster.[/div]
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Not a bad reveal!
Not a bad reveal!

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[div]McGoldrick played [pod] and took 1 of the 2 [nass][s] he revealed (the Starfoil, naturally). [ape] attacked into [gsos] this time. McGoldrick set a monster.

Hickey was fearing that [nass] and Set a [st]. He then played [sorl] and McGoldrick flipped up [penguin]! Hickey lost his monsters and Summoned [geaf]. He attacked and was hit with [cylinder].

McGoldrick Set a monster and turned [ape] to [def].

Hickey destroyed the Ape with [geaf], Set a monster and a [st].

McGoldrick Set another monster.

Hickey checked his Set cards and Summoned [thb] and destroyed [penguin] with it.

McGoldrick Set a monster and [sorl] was destroyed.

Hickey Summoned [droid] and attacked [nass], which destroyed [charcoal]. Hickey turned [geaf] to Attack position.[/div]
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Jinzo wins games!
Jinzo wins games!

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[div]McGoldrick Summoned [jinzo] by Tributing [witch] and got a free [tree]! He attacked over [droid] and passed.

Hickey Tribute Summoned [alector] and equipped it with [fspirit], taking down [jinzo] in battle. [geaf] attacked and [sphere] latched itself onto it.

McGoldrick played [gc], discarding [gaf] and [tree]! It looked like he had all the answers in this Duel. He Set a monster.

Hickey played [ring] to destroy his [geaf] before [sphere] could, and [alector] attacked into [nass], which destroyed it. He Set a monster.

McGoldrick brought back [tree] and Summoned [raiza], but was halted by [drain]! It destroyed [gsos] in battle though and he Set a card.

Hickey Set [mjar] and the rest of his cards.

McGoldrick asked “is that [mjar] you’ve got Set?”, making a good read. Raiza attacked into the Jar and destroyed it. McGoldrick Set a monster and Hickey revived [mjar] with [wake].

Hickey Set a monster.

McGoldrick [fs]ed his [gsos] and attacked with both monsters. McGoldrick set a monster.

Hickey Set a [st].

McGoldrick attacked directly with [raiza] and was hit by [cylinder]. [gsos] attacked directly and Hickey conceded as he saw his next card.[/div]
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McGoldrick takes the lead!

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Could Hickey turn it around?
Could Hickey turn it around?

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[div]Hickey opened Duel 2 with a Set monster.

McGoldrick Summoned [droid] and took down [thb], which was revived after McGoldrick set a [st].

Hickey Summoned [milla] and revealed McGoldrick’s [ced], which later sent Milla back to his hand. Hickey set a card.

McGoldrick played [gc] and Hickey negated it with [mdrain] (which he decided not to do in Duel 1). McGoldrick Tribute Summoned [raiza] and activated its effect before attacking directly.

Hickey Summoned [milla] and equipped [raiza] with [shackles] before destroying it in battle. He then set a card.

McGoldrick Summoned [ape] and took down Milla and Hickey used [wake] to revive it.

Hickey Summoned [sage] and Xyz Summoned [zen], which destroyed [ape] in battle. He then Set a card.

McGoldrick Set a monster and [st].

Hickey feared a Flip Effect monster but decided to attack anyway, and was hit with [cylinder]. He negated it with [lance] and [witch] was destroyed. McGoldrick added [tree] to his hand. Hickey set a monster.[/div]
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''I pooled my 2006 Nationals Deck!''
''I pooled my 2006 Nationals Deck!''

[br][div]McGoldrick played [pod] and added [penguin] to his hand. He Set a monster.

Hickey attacked and expected a [penguin], but [tree] was revealed! These mind games were interesting.

McGoldrick revived [tree] and Set a monster.

Hickey attacked into the [penguin] and lost his 2 on-field monsters before Setting 1 in [mp2].

McGoldrick Summoned [mdog] and destroyed [thb] in battle.

Hickey Set a [st].

McGoldrick attacked directly with [mdog] before Setting a card, which was destroyed by [dust].

Hickey set a [st].

McGoldrick Tributed his [tree] for [hades] and attacked for game.[/div]
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McGoldrick takes the win for Scotland!

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