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Thursday, 06 October 2011 00:59

East Kilbride Pirates run away with it

The Division 1 final between Leicester Falcons and East Kilbride Pirates for a time threatened to be a blowout. In the first half East Kilbride amassed 42 points with Leicester scoring 0. The Falcons staged something of a comeback after the break though and at the end the result was 63-23.

You had the feeling that the Pirates were in control throughout. The side scored on its first three possessions while the Falcons struggled even to get a first down. The Pirates quarterback Ryan Hunter and running back Iain Dick showed exactly why they were first and fourth in rushing yards for division 1 this season. They cut through the Falcons line so many times with Dick picking up three touchdowns and over 150 yards. It made for a deserved MVP award.

With the score 21-0 at the end of the first you would hope that the Falcons offense might be able to show a spark and stand a chance of getting back into it but further drives failed to get them into the Pirates’ half. The second quarter was more of the same, the Pirates scored at will, picking up another 21 points, while the Falcons floundered and picked up little.

Things changed after the break, whether the Pirates took their foot off the pedal or the Falcons’ change of quarterback affected the game more it is hard to tell especially after the replacement Bradley Thompson threw several picks. The Falcons got on the scoreboard in the third with a touchdown and a two point conversion narrowing the score to 49-8 for the end of the quarter. Leicester were now playing at a level close to East Kilbride, unfortunately the first half’s runaway scoring made it impossible for them to catch up. In the final quarter both sides got two more touchdowns with one of the Pirates’ scores coming right at the start of the quarter. The game finished with a jumbo scoreline of 63-23.

The Pirates success was thanks to a great first half performance while Leicester failed to move up the pitch. East Kilbride’s running game was fantastic throughout and certainly laid the foundations for their victory. I don’t think anyone expected this game to be the blowout it was but Leicester took too long to get going.

Article courtesy of Jonathan Little
BAFANL News Editor

Thursday, 06 October 2011 00:51

Blitz juniors add another title

The final quarter of the game might not have shown the best of Junior football with a lot of penalties, an ejection and other issues leading to the game being called a minute early. The first half was strong with both sides getting on the board and competitive. It was the London Blitz juniors side who came out on top of the Gateshead Senators juniors though with a final scoreline of 44-14.

The Senators won the toss and their first possession saw them advance just two yards and nearly give up a touchdown after a wayward pitch. The resulting punt went only to their own 43. This put the Blitz offense in great position.

The first drive for London Blitz started slowly thanks to a four yard loss. The Blitz then got into gear first picking up a fourth down conversion and then following up with another first down. Charlie Joseph then showed some great moved after a catch to get the Blitz on the board with a touchdown.

On the next possession the Senators were forced to punt again after a penalty destroyed the drive but they got it right back as the Blitz had the first of several bobbled snaps, the ball just fell away from the quarterback and Gateshead landed on it, which gave them great field position. Quarterback Evander Harewood wasted no time on 2nd down running the ball in for the score from 11 yards out. Bringing the score to 8-6.

Article courtesy of Jonathan Little
BAFANL News Editor

See the full report in Issue 7 of Inside American Football

Thursday, 06 October 2011 00:41

Kirkcaldy Bulls repeat in Adult Flag

The Kirkcaldy Bulls team is known to be a dominant force in adult flag football. It will therefore not surprise that they came out on top in the final game of Britbowl XXV.

Their opponents were a Woodham Warriors side that started the game well getting on the board first.

The Bulls got the ball to start the game and while they did manage to work their way down the field ended up turning over on downs. The Warriors then got the ball and managed to take it for six to take the lead. Following this neither side managed to get it going on their next drives but after that the Bulls were nigh on unstoppable. The side managed two touchdowns before the break and got the conversions both times as well. The score at the half saw the Bulls on top 14-6.

In the second half the Warriors came out scoring again and this time managed to convert. The game now was incredibly tight at 14-13. Again though the Bulls proved unstoppable as their next two drives went for touchdowns while the Warriors were turned on downs. 26-13 was now the score, the game was now beginning to get away from the Warriors. This made their interception on the Bulls next drive very important for their hopes. The pick drew a flag but the interception stayed on the board and allowed the Warriors another score. The conversion failed and left them 7 points down. Unfortunately a score on the next drive for the Bulls pushed the score out of reach as time was running out.

Final score 32-19. The Woodham Warriors proved competitive against the dominant Kirkcaldy Bulls and it was a strong match to close out the weekend.

Article courtesy of Jonathan Little
BAFANL News Editor

Thursday, 06 October 2011 00:07

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