The Birmingham Lions went for their third Championship running on 9th April at the John Charles Stadium in Leeds.
Unfortunately for them, the Portsmouth Destroyers had other ideas. And although the Lions were first to strike, the Destroyers soon started to grind the game out in their own favour. They drove to a 20 - 6 lead in the fourth quarter but the Liosn weren't done yet.
In a thrilling last quarter the Lions managed to bring the score up to 20 - 19 & in an all or nothing effort, they went for two points to try to win the game rather than going for the tie, they failed & their reign over BUAFL ended.You can see a full photo report in Issue 5 of Inside American Football