By Dave Gibbs
The Portsmouth Dreadnoughts are back to winning ways after a convincing win over Berkshire Renegades on Sunday.
The Division One fixture saw the hosts win 47-0 in only their second victory of the season.
Head coach Luke Head-Rapson praised his side for their resilience and control in the game.
He said: “It is a real relief to have won. It has not been the easiest of seasons so getting wins like this is absolutely essential and hopefully something we can build on and take into the next game.
“This is one of the first times this season we have played with intensity and been tough.
“We had some discipline in the defeat against Hertfordshire Cheetahs but we didn’t in the loss against Sussex.
“That discipline was back for this game and we were able to keep our cool and stay calm.
“We were resilient and the team start believing they can do it.”
The Dreadnoughts scored the opening touchdown with quarterback Sam Chance scoring a five-yard rushing touchdown.
George Evans converted the kick to give the Dreadnoughts a 7-0 lead at the end of a quiet first quarter.
The hosts extended their lead in the second quarter after Chance threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jake Smith. Again, Evans scored the extra point.
Shortly after, Chance threw the ball 10 yards to wide receiver Benny Debrah who got the Dreadnoughts’ third touchdown.
Evans scored his third kick to make it 21-0 at the break.