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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 16:30
In keeping with their dominance of the entire 2010 season the London Olympians showed experience and execution Offensively, Defensively and on Special Teams. Despite being run close during the first half when unbeaten Manchester Titans closed the half tying 7 - 7 the Olympians were able to pull away and complete their championship run to become BAFACL 2010 Division II National Champions.
Defensively the titans were held to two scores, one either side of the half as the entire Olympian Defence worked together to close down what had been an impressive titans offence Key instances included DB Adeodatus Ronie Twumasi making an incredible leap to break up a touchdown bound pass, LB Artem Bakmanidis having an amazing game with 13 solo tackles, and LB James Goddard doing an amazing job containing the strong side of the Titans Offensive formation.
You can read the full match report in Issue Three of Inside American Football.