Britball Abroad | Ruth and the Renegades Advance to 5-0

In her first runout as a Game Day Captain, Birmingham and GB Lions stand-out playmaker and EP Elite athlete Ruth Matta racked up yet another score in the Boston Renegades’ outstanding season, as she scampered for a 28yd score in the first quarter in a day otherwise dominated by the Renegades defence who notched up multiple pick sixes!


As the Renegades continue to rack up wins, they’re now being referred to as the ‘best team in Women’s football‘! No small contributor to that, Matta’s outstanding contributions to the team during her first season abroad were rewarded with the honour of running out as the Renegades Game Day Captain for their fifth fixture of their so far undefeated 2019 campaign!

Taking on a winless Baltimore Nighthawks, Boston were coming into the game heavy favourites and did not disappoint, as the defence not only held the Nighthawks to zero points scored, but also notched up three scores of their own via interception returns.

When the Boston offence was on the field, drives tended to be short and sweet, with Boston moving 34-0 up in the first quarter alone, as Matta’s 28yd score was complimented by a rushing TD from power back, Angelica Pascual, and a 10 yd catch by sister Stephanie, capped off by TWO pick sixes by Shantia ‘Tee’ Creech to close out the quarter – two of her club-record setting four picks on the day!

With a reduced workload through the second half, it wasn’t Matta’s most statistically impressive day, but it’s clear the Renegades are placing great value on their imported speedster!

Next on the schedule for Ruth and the Renegades are the Philadelphia Phantomz who are having a mixed bag of a season, currently sat at 3-3 on the year. Hailing from the WFA II National Northeast, considering the Phantomz have already lost two fixtures this year to the said-same Nighthawks side the Renegades just rumbled? It could be a long day at the office for the visiting Phantomz.


Launching in 2019, our Britball Abroad blog series will seek to track British ballers as they take exciting steps in their Football Journeys – choosing to play abroad, both in the various semi-pro European leagues, or stateside, perhaps with their sights set on the pinnacle of the sport: a career in the NFL!

 

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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