Good Week / Bad Week – BAFA NL 2018 Week Seven

A massive weekend of action, with BAFA National Leagues, Diamond Series and U19, U17 ballin’ going on!

So much action, we nearly forgot to mention that a second game this season was postponed owing to lack of referees. Nearly.

 

GOOD WEEK

Honourable mentions:

  • Remember when someone accused Manchester Titans of being the worst team in the Premier North? They’re 4-1, behind only the reigning National Champions.
  • [generic Tamworth Phoenix crushed another Premier North opponent statement]
  • Yorkshire Rams and Northumberland Vikings continue to trade blows in the battle for the top seed in the NFC1 North, coming away with BIG, one-sided wins over Gateshead and Glasgow respectively.

 

THE BATTLE FOR LONDON

The Warriors and Blitz continue the time honoured tradition of mercilessly taking apart the opposition in the Premier South. The Warriors travelled to Bury – who cancelled on them a week prior – and came away 53-6 winners, whilst the Blitz put up 75 points at home to Farnham. The Blitz are averaging 60.5ppg through 4 games this season, the number 1 ranked offense in the BAFA National Leagues

 

LANCASHIRE WOLVERINES

An inconspicuous start to life in Division 1, starting 0-1-1 after two games, the Wolverines are starting to #BiteBack. Back-to-back home wins over the Senators and Bobcats, putting up 40+ points in each victory, have propelled Lancashire back into contention in the conference.

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FURNESS PHANTOMS

Remember when the Walney Terriers couldn’t string a drive together, never mind a couple of wins? Turns out all they needed was a rebrand. Since becoming the Phantoms, Walney Furness have played two, won two, and put up 50+ points in both. A 61-22 over last year’s surprise package, Morecambe Bay Storm, has them in second place in the NFC2 Central.

 

BLAZE BURN BRIGHT ATOP DIAMOND SERIES

The Southern Blaze took the Diamond Series crown on Saturday after an impressive series of fixtures against their regional rivals – toughing it out for wins against top ballers from across the nation!

 

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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