Football Fever grips Wandin Valley when the Wombats take on Widjeera. Alex finds it hard to understand why Jill lets her fiancé, football star Geoff Ryan, continually take her for granted. Michael tries out for the team much to Matron Sloan's disgust. Shirley is fed up being married to The Law. The Wandin Valley hospital is over-run with football related injuries and Matron Sloan is not happy at the sight of Michael bruised and battered. Geoff Ryan is seriously injured during the match. Shirley continues to feel the pressures of Frank's job. Geoff and Jill tie the knot, but Alex is not convinced that either of them really wanted to.