Good Week / Bad Week – BAFA NL 2018 Week Nine

Yikes! The BAFA National Leagues continues to throw up some pretty lopsided games through nine weeks of Adult action, not least in Hertfordshire.

We also had the #WellOverdueTrim following Tamworth’s destruction of Merseyside, with Elliot Walters and Wayne Drew finally getting their luscious locks lopped off to raise money for the charity, Mind. An incredible £2,673 (plus Gift Aid!) has been raised so far – any last minute donations can be made here.

GOOD WEEK

Honourable mentions:

  • Continuing their recent fine form, Lancashire Wolverines put up a burger on the struggling Bobcats.
  • A dominating display for Bristol Aztecs in a 62-14 win over Farnham.
  • [generic Tamworth Phoenix destroy Premier North opponent comment]
  • Back-to-back wins for Oxford Saints for the first time in what seems like forever.
  • Staffordshire Surge and Birmingham Bulls both secured playoff football with wins on Sunday.
  • The Norwich Devils despatched the Sabres for the second time this season and are looking like they’re in with a chance of playoff football in their first season back in the league!
  • While their senior side continues to struggle in the Prem North, the East Kilbride Pirates’ Under 19’s are dominating in the north – their 58-8 win over Merseyside their most impressive scoreline of the season so far.

 

HERTFORDSHIRE CHEETAHS

ONE HUNDRED AND TEN POINTS.

ONE. HUNDRED. AND. TEN. POINTS.

The Cheetahs can put their name alongside the likes of EKP and London Blitz teams who have hit triple figures in a single game. Going forwards, they might want to increase the size of their scoreboard.

 

NORTHUMBERLAND VIKINGS

We have a new leader in the NFC1 North! The scoreline in the end was much closer than the Vikings had hoped for, allowing the Rams back in to the contest, but Northumberland’s 34-28 leapfrogs them in to the #1 spot, unbeaten, and a game and a half ahead of Lancashire in second place.

 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE CATS

In their first game back following the tragic passing of Charles Mack, the Cats came out flying and never took their foot off the pedal. The 40-0 win over the Stallions was the second victory over the guests in as many games, and moves Cambridgeshire to 4-1 on the season.

 

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Rob somehow fits Britball around a hectic life of work, newborns, and rare, blissful, moments of quiet in which to nap. Rob stepped down from the Birmingham Bulls committee at the end of 2016 and walked away after 10 years at the club. He leads DC's Adult league coverage and dabbles in a bit of BUCS. Follow him on Twitter - @RobAmorDC