It’s another bumper edition of Good Week/Bad Week again, as teams across the multiple formats qualify for the post-season. So, without further ado…
- Birmingham Lions U17 crowned Central Champions at 9-0 with victories over the Vipers, Phoenix and Bulls.
- Kent Exiles gave themselves the edge in the post-season race with a win over Colchester coupled with Cambridgeshire’s loss to the Olympians.
- Chorley Buccaneers U17 put on a show, registering two 50-burgers and 156 total points as they sweep the Titans North tournament.
- With two wins each in their respective tournaments, both Burnley Tornados and London Blitz secure places in the U17 National Plate tournament.
- Dragging themselves back in to contention, Ouse Valley Eagles pulled off the upset against Oxford Saints.
- With victory over Merseyside, Nottingham Caesars U19 (5-0) have guaranteed playoff football.
Avenging the 14-13 defeat earlier in the season, the Warriors ascended to the top of the Premier South with a 35-13 win over London Blitz on Sunday, giving them the edge in the head-to-head tiebreaker. Tensions were high in the early stages, and the stage is now set for a crucial conference deciding match between the sides.
The Falcons confirmed post-season football with a dominating 33-7 win over Nottingham under the Saturday Night Lights this weekend, with both offense and defense putting points on the board. With the return fixture in a fortnight, Leicester can secure the NFC1 South conference with a win.
The Tigers wrapped up the NFC2 North conference with two games to spare following victory over Aberdeen. At 6-1, and owning the head to head over the Roughnecks, Glasgow can now start preparing for playoff football, where they would currently face Aberdeen for a fourth time this season…
EAST KENT MAVERICKS
Down 21-0 at the half against Blitz B, the Mavericks mounted a fantastic second half comeback, taking the lead (25-21) with 1 second left in the game. The win keeps the pressure on Wembley, who the Mavs play again on 6 August looking to avenge the 23-14 defeat suffered in Week One.
EAST ESSEX SABRES
SABRES WIN! SABRES WIN! SABRES WIN! East Essex finally put one up in the win column with a 24-17 victory over Ipswich Cardinals on Sunday. The rookie outfit lost by a single score in the previous game between the two sides, and put up their largest offensive output of the year in avenging the earlier defeat.