Good Week / Bad Week – BAFA NL 2018 Week Fourteen

We saw a bunch of Crowns clinched, while other outfits were disappointed to find themselves locked into drop spots – but who had the best and worst of it in 2018?

GOOD WEEK

Honourable mentions

  • The Tamworth Phoenix have locked up the top spot in the Prem North for yet another year – securing a crucial home berth for the first round of the playoffs.
  • The Under 17’s game wrapped up its regular season this Saturday, so congratulations to the sixteen teams headed to the Britbowl and Trophy finals! (More on that this week)
  • The Dumfries Hunters locked up their first trip to playoffs with a nice 28 point shut out of the Clyde Valley Blackhawks.
  • The Kent Exiles, London Hornets and Cambridgeshire Cats kept things confusing in the SFC1East, each side picking up the Ws to make it a three-horse face for the top spot in the East.
  • A crucial single-score win for the Black County Vipers allowed them to edge the top spot in the Under 19’s Div Two North over the Assassins.

 

Leicester Falcons

The Falcons put in an incredibly convincing showing this Saturday, cruising to a 35-22 victory over their strongest rivals, the Steelers.

They’ve locked up a third straight conference title, but they didn’t emerge from the match up entirely unscathed – picking up a number of injuries, including to key players. Luckily, there’s now just a single fixture against the Mustangs between the Falcons and the postseason, so should be more than enough time to get starters back to top form.

South Wales Warriors

The Warriors wrapped up the SFC 2 West title in convincing fashion, smashing a first-quarter deadlock to run away with a 42-0 shutout against their closest conference rivals, the Trojans.

 

Manchester Titans

The Titans’ victory over the Sheffield Giants locks the newest team in the Prem North into the top tier playoffs!

The Titans programme continues to go from strength to strength, flagshipped by their adult outfit but also…

Manchester Titans… again!

The Manchester Titans Under 19s also found huge success this weekend, after romping to a 62-0 victory over the Nottingham Caesars and learning their remaining fixture versus the Birmingham Lions would be an awarded walkover.

With their slated fixture versus Highland voided, at 5-0 the Titans complete their first undefeated campaign! Add onto this, we’ll see one, potentially event BOTH of their Under 17 teams headed to the Trophy playoffs, and it’s turning into an exceptional summer for the back-to-back Britball Nation Awards Programme of the Year!

 

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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