BUAFL Game Reports
BUAFL Game Reports (7)
The Hertfordshire Hurricanes lost out for the second year running in the BUAFL semi finals in what many have described as the best game of the season.
The Lions started strong & found the Hurricanes napping, not for the first time this season. They managed to rack up a half-time lead of 22 - 6.
The Hurricanes came out for the second half with all pistons firing & ramped up their performance. In a stunning series of plays they put 31 points on the Lions in a single half to lead the game into the last few minutes by 37 - 36.
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
The Cardiff Cobras ran out victors in the John Charles Stadium in Leeds against the Hull Sharks.
In a hard fought game played under the spring sunshine the Cobras racked up 20 points & kept the pressure on the Sharks all day.
Hull's only score resulted in a TD being called back on a holding penalty & they ended up at the wrong end of a 20 - 0 defeat.
You can see a full photo report in Issue 5 of Inside American Football
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.
The University of Hertfordshire Hurricanes clipped the wings of SEC rivals University of Kent Canterbury with an impressive shut-out performance against the high-scoring Falcon offense.
Under frosty floodlights in Greenwich, the Hertfordshire Hurricanes exacted their vengeance upon a strong Mariners side, winning with a 41 – 0 shut out.
Last season, the Challenge Trophy winning Greenwich Mariners embarrassed the ‘Canes with a tight victory, leaving a bruise on Hertfordshire’s reputation that took the shine off a season that saw the Hurricanes reach the national semifinals.
You can read the full match report in Issue Four of Inside American Football.
The Hertfordshire Hurricanes continued their unbeaten season with a victory in their first home game of the season
The 'Canes took on the UEA Pirates for the second time this season having beaten them previously in an away match in Ipswich.
The Hurricanes D managed their second shut-out of the season in a convincing win.
You can see a full match report in the December 2010 Issue of Inside American Football