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Thursday, 30 December 2010 22:24
The 2009/10 BUAFL season culminated at Sixway Stadium, the home of Northampton Town Football Club, with the Birmingham Lions (with two national titles) taking on the Stirling Clansmen (previous three-times winners themselves) in the national final.
The unbeaten Birmingham Lions, already champions from 2008/09, remained unbeaten through the season & they were to prove too much for the northern finalists.
The Lions took their third national title with a victory of 27 - 16.
You can read a full BUAFL season review in Issue One of Inside American Football.
Thursday, 30 December 2010 16:14
The London Olympians took on the Bedfordshire Renegades in the BAFACL Division Two Quarter-final in September.
Despite Olympians LB Simon Pinchin’s concussive hit on kick-off the Berkshire Renegades literally ran away with the first quarter and twice pinned the London Olympians in their own half to force them to punt on two consecutive drives. It was the perfect start for the Renegades with #18 and #32 moving the ball well into Olympians territory before attempting a field goal, which was unsuccessful.
The next drive for the Renegades was equally commanding but ended with a punt. This however kept the Olympians pinned within their 20-yard line. The response from the Olympians included giving up an early sack and as such did not give the opposition any worries. The quarter ended with the Olympians having moved the chains for the first time in the game.
You can read the full report in Issue Three of Inside American Football.
Thursday, 30 December 2010 16:18
The Cambridgeshire Cats took on the Oxford Saints in a low-scoring BAFACL Division One quarter-final on September 5th.
The Cambridgeshire Cats secured a dramatic 13-7 win against the Oxford Saints in their BAFA Division 1 quarter-final clash at Coldhams Common last Sunday.
With time ticking away in the fourth quarter, with a trio of thundering planes flying in formation overhead, and the home crowd roaring defiantly and watching with terrified faces, the Saints marched down the field for a final shot at victory.
You can read the full match report in Issue Threee of Inside American Football.
Thursday, 30 December 2010 16:42
The Coventry Jets came up short in their bid to regain the British American Football title, falling 34- 20 to the London Blitz. Three Lorne Sam touchdown passes and a stellar defensive effort weren’t effort to prevent the Blitz repeating as National Champions as turnovers and penalties proved to be Coventry’s downfall.
ourtney Pope chipped in a solid shift for the Jets, another two touchdown receptions were added to his league high tally of 12, Mark Cohen also scored, the 101st touchdown of his vaunted Jets career.
Coventry won the toss and decided to kick off, Alan Steel sending the ball down to the Blitz 20 where Aaron Percival collected the ball to set London up on their own 40. Clive Palumbo’s reception on a receiver screen converted a big third down for the Blitz as Fred Boyle showed some good early poise in the face of Coventry’s pass rush. Gary Clark came up with a big sack to force a third and thirteen as the Jets applied early pressure.
You can read the full match report in Issue Three of Inside American Football.