Steve getting angry at Declan for his lack of self-control on the pitch.
Donna admitting to Elle that her dad has abandoned her.
Declan getting angry that he's not team captain.
Nicola and Miranda cooking together; Nicola worrying that Steve isn't feeling well.
Steve tells Ringo that they're about to go over the game plan. When Ringo enquires after Steve's health (he's looking a bit green) Declan accuses him of sucking up. The team warms up, as does the cheerleading squad. Ringo warns Declan to ditch his attitude. The girls watch on whilst the boys fight. Bridget thinks that Ringo's attacking Declan and comments that it's ridiculous as Ty and Lucas try to defuse the situation.
Bridget finds her dad alone and questions why he chose Ringo over Declan. Steve isn't keen on the questioning when he's so nervous (and ill). Bridget thinks it's something to do with her relationship with Declan, but Steve just insists that Declan blew his chance. She also doesn't approve of him eating the leftovers from last night, as if eating all Nicola's lasagne will help make her slip up. Bridget suggests that he keeps his captain from attacking his team.
Donna watches Ringo. Rachel asks if she's ok and she says she's fine, but admits that she hasn't told him about her dad. Bridget angrily joins the two of them, fuming after her argument with her dad. Donna uses her broken pom-pom as a distraction from the discussion of her dad/Ringo. Rachel offers to fix the pom-pom and shoves Donna in the direction of Ringo.
Donna congratulates Ringo on his captaincy and he compliments her on the cheer-leading. He asks after her dad and she pretends things are going fine and goes back to her pom-pom, still without divulging the truth.
The General Store
Rebecca is showing Paul the fruits of her sewing. Paul enters and tells Susan off for not answering her phone. He wants her to suggest someone to cover the Dingoes game and she offers to. Paul implies she's not up to the job, but eventually concedes to give her the article. Susan's thrilled and Rebecca agrees that he wanted her to do it all along.
Lou comes in and is greeted by a hug from Carmella. He's had a good time with Mickey, although apparently he's become a bit unresponsive. He discovers airline tickets behind the counter and then sees to his surprise that they're to go to Rome. Carmella explains that they're from Rosie and Frazer (who must be rolling it/not yet starting a uni fund for little Marco). Carmella says that she's not going because of all the General Store stuff, but Sienna tells him that she's going instead.
Logan comes in and Sienna immediately leaves to do the dishes. Lou asks Carmella what the story is there.
Boys' Locker Room
The team are discussing the game plan. Ringo wants Declan should be playing, which Steve allows. After the team have left, Steve and Ringo agree that Declan's one of the best. Steve's still looking ill, but tells Ringo that it's just because he's not eaten. Once Ringo's gone, he digs into some lasagne to the background of some subtly placed scary music.
Susan's voice, reading out her article, accompanies the warm up and start of the match.
SUSAN: Some people think that pitch battles and gladiatorial combat are a thing of the past. I'm not so sure. Whether it's a guerrilla campaign, trench warfare or one-on-one combat, the odds are that your local footie ground will host some kind of battle this weekend.
Zeke approves of her writing. Paul asks Rebecca why she's not in costume. In incredible outfits, Rachel, Donna and Bridget cheer for the guys. Elle and Rebecca look thrilled, Ringo, Declan and Ty slightly bemused.
The General Store
Lou is getting annoyed that his radio won't work, so he can't get the score. Sienna is planning what to pack for Italy. Carmella, the supposedly recovered shopaholic, suggests taking very little so she can buy more. Sienna says that she can't afford to. When Lou reminds her that she doesn't want to have a huge credit card bill, Carmella drags him out front for a chat. She thinks that he doesn't want Sienna to go, but reminds him that she's only going for a couple of weeks.
LOU: So said Rosie and Frazer.
(True words. I swear Lou is like the only person to acknowledge that Frazer and Rosie's trip wasn't actually supposed to be permanent.) Lou also thinks that Sienna shouldn't hide away from Logan. Lou throws Carmella towards Logan to sort things out.
LOU: Sometimes love needs a shove.
Carmella asks if she can get Logan anything else and he asks where Sienna is before ordering an all-day breakfast.
Lou comes into the kitchen and tells Sienna that Logan is still out there. She pretends not to care, but he says that she's blushing. Sienna insists that she's not interested in Logan because he's shallow and superficial.
Zeke has gate-crashed the team huddle in order to get some info for Susan. He leaves after digging himself a hole by complimenting the other team's focus. Lucas tells the guys that they're going to have to go ahead without a coach and that Ringo's going to have to try to be Steve as well. Lucas shouts at Declan to deal with the fact that he's not captain.
Steve appears and tells them that he'll be back as soon as he can, but in the meantime to listen to Ringo. Ringo gives them a bit of advice and Declan adds "play as a team boys".
RINGO: That goes double for you, Dec. Keep the comments to yourself.
The crowds scream from the sidelines and the cheer-leaders continue to provide amusement. As ever, Rebecca is a particularly enthusiastic spectator. The Dingoes start doing well, but Declan sadly fails to score (I think, I'm not very good at this sport thing). Declan then collides with someone and is annoyed that the umpire doesn't see things his way (as is Rebecca). Declan and Ringo begin to fight and Lucas has to pull them apart. At the other end of the field, their opposition score. Rebecca prevents Susan from writing down what's happening whilst Declan stalks off the pitch to sit on the subs bench.
The General Store
Carmella brings Logan his meal and continues the discussion about Sienna. She agrees to put in a word for him. Lou reports back negatively about his progress with Sienna. Finding out that Logan's "got it bad" Lou moves on to stage two by marching him into the kitchen.
LOU: Excellent start, terrific start. Gee, you two are a good-looking couple. I'm going.
Sienna tells Logan that she's off to visit Rosie and Frazer in Italy. Logan admits that he will miss her and that he's missed her since she quit the band. He takes the blame for the whole thing and apologises for being a jerk. Sienna stops him from leaving by telling him that she thinks he's great. He promises to stop acting like a jerk and she consents to putting down the knife. They kiss. Lou watches on happily.
The game rages violently on, with more set-backs for the Dingoes. Paul tells Susan off for shouting at the umpire, but she's having none of it. Declan still looks miserable on the bench, but is called back on. Rebecca and Susan unhelpfully shout on instructions. Ty dives for the ball but is hit by Ringo and Declan so collapses on the ground, having hurt himself. The boys continue to play around him and Lucas scores. Rachel is the only one not cheering, looking worriedly at Ty. She rushes on to help with his damaged hand.
Karl tells Ty that the X-ray shows that nothing's broken, but he's going to do some more scans and organise some pain relief. Ty says that he'll be fine, but Karl won't allow him to play the tough guy. Ty still won't take the meds, saying that he doesn't believe in it. Karl cannot tell him what's wrong until they've done more scans, but Ty is really concerned that he won't be ok and won't be able to play guitar again.
Ringo and Declan look out on the empty pitch. Ringo isn't impressed with his performance, but Declan reminds him that they got the win. Declan comments that, as Bridget said, if Steve was there he would have killed them. Ringo doesn't agree - he thinks that they would have been put straight on the bench before they had the chance to hit Ty. Ringo reckons that Steve's pretty crook so he's probably gone home. The creepy music suggests otherwise.
Steve looks like he's about to be sick. He fails to pick his phone up properly and falls to the floor, writhing in pain.