BAFA NL ’19 | Good Week / Bad Week: Week Four

The Summer Seasons are underway, and so Good Week / Bad Week returns as one of our core content pieces throughout the next five months of action! 

Week Four saw a wealth of action – Division Two of the Under 19s game got underway alongside five fixtures in the upper tier, and the Adult conferences were stacked with fixtures with a full selection of scorelines – nailbiters, blowouts, shocks and upsets!


Honourable mentions

  • Though their Adult roster came up short in the second half, the Kent Exiles Under 19s are looking scary so far this season – they posted up a second straight fifty-burger this weekend in a whopper of a win over the Cats. The Manchester Titans U19s also look dangerous with a burger-shutout of the Bucs.
  • In the lower tier of the U19s game, the North East Academy have emerged as early frontrunners in the North with two nice wins over the Romans and Colts.
  • A convincing performance from the London Warriors who scored early and often in their big rivalry game with the Blitz. Gee, you think they’re keeping their #1 power ranking this week?
  • The Yorkshire Rams saw the return of a couple of playmakers to the roster this weekend, and it looks like they were the extra spark they needed as the Ribena’s Rams picked up their first win of the year over the Senators.
  • And we finally saw the Halton Spartans get their season underway, hosting the Phantoms. We were waiting to see if the Spartans were worthy of their high placing in the Power Rankings without a snap played?  A 47-0 victory’s a pretty convincing statement! Credit also to the Knottingley Raiders who similarly kicked off their season with a confident victory.


Good Week

Goliaths Get First League Win

Some teams have to wait seasons for their first league victory… Not so for the new boys from North of the wall!

The Inverclyde Goliaths not only earned their first league victory in Week Three, but did it with style – coming rather close to serving their first fifty burger too!

A nice win, and well-timed – building momentum and raising morale right ahead of the rookie outfits’ stiffest test of their season to far – a visit from the table-topping Clyde Valley Blackhawks in Week Five.


Late score from Lincolnshire surges them to top of NFC 2 South

The Lincolnshire Bombers were a ‘close, but not close enough’ outfit last season, but went a long way to getting that monkey off their backs in Week Three when they snatched a win away from the defending NFC 2 South champs, the Staffordshire Surge.

Though the Surge went into the break with an 8-0 lead, the Bombers pulled it back to 8-8 in the third and the game looked destined to go down as a draw… until in the closing minutes the Bombers’ field goal unit was able to split the uprights and earn the Bombers a clutch W!


First Half Fifty Burger Stands Sandwell Above the Competition

Putting fifty points on an opponent is one thing… Doing it in two quarters is quite another!

Shall I just go and photoshop a crown onto Sandwell’s logo already?

Though the Steelers might be slightly disappointed in themselves for allowing the Romans a couple of late scores that move them out of pole position in the D1 defensive rankings, they’ve proven themselves a clear cut above the competition in the NFC 1 South, despite opening the campaign with four-straight fixtures.


But which teams took a blow to their chances in Week Four?





Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1