A number of big stories around Britball this past weekend, with U17 and adult sides in action up and down the country. It’s time for another edition of Good Week/Bad Week!
- Sheffield Giants and Merseyside Nighthawks put on a SHOW in the Premier North, with Alex Eager displaying absolute balls of steel to put the last-second, game-winning field goal through the sticks as Merseyside triumphed 38-37.
- Just one win away from securing the SFC1 East, London Olympians gave themselves breathing room with the win over London Hornets.
- At least a Plate appearance for Kent Exiles Rebels who, at 9-0 and barring an absolute meltdown in the final tournament, have all but secured the U17 London conference.
- The Birmingham Lions U19s have also secured the southern conference crown following the loss of the Farnham Knights against the London Blitz.
- Burger for Shropshire Revolution, who kept their streak alive with a 53-0 thumping of their nearest rivals, Staffordshire.
The Rams came up with the upset win over the previously undefeated Titans on Saturday, moving to 5-2 on the season. With a third regular season match-up between the sides in a fortnight, the Rams’ post-season destiny is firmly in their own hands over the next 3 games.
The inevitable has finally happened, as the Thunder secured the SFC1 Central conference with a 35-9 win over Solent Thrashers. Sussex are highly likely to end the regular season with a perfect record, before hosting (currently) London Hornets in the first round of the post-season.
NORTH EAST ACADEMY (U17)
In their debut season in the BAFA National Leagues, the NEAAF have secured at least a Plate Bowl appearance following a clean sweep at their home tournament at the weekend. Now at 8-0-1, their fantastic first campaign could result in a Britbowl tournament appearance depending on results at the Leeds tournament on 22 July.
EAST KILBRIDE PIRATES (U17)
The Pirates swept the Hamilton Buccaneers tournament on Saturday to move to 9-0 on the season and in doing so, securing the U17 Scotland conference and a place at the Britbowl tournament. An impressive weekend saw EKP average 45 points per game, including a burger over Edinburgh Wolves.