AN IMPRESSIVE performance by quarterback Sam Chance saw the Portsmouth Dreadnoughts win 36-17 against the Oxford Saints.
The victory sees the Hooks Lane side 3-4 in their first season in Division One.
Dave Gibbs, offensive coordinator, praised an emphatic Chance who got 383 passing yards – a Dreadnoughts record.
He said: “The team came together to get a really good result. The players worked hard, filled in positions they hadn’t necessarily played before and did everything they could to get the win.
“Our quarterback Sam Chance was able to throw the ball deeper than previous games and used the pace of players like Jake Smith and Adam Morgan to really threaten the defence.
“We were able to put up so many passing yards and Sam’s performance was the biggest passing performance we’ve ever had by a Dreadnoughts player.”
The Dreadnoughts took the lead through a 30-yard pass by Chance to wide receiver Smith. They scored the extra point to lead 7-0.
Later in the quarter, Leslie Qwesi scored a field goal for the visitors from the 15-yard line.
In the second quarter, Chance found wide receiver Morgan for a 29-yard pass for another touchdown. The extra point was converted.
It was deja-vu as the next offensive play saw Chance find Morgan again for his second touchdown from a 29-yard pass.
With the half coming to a close, Oxford got their first points on the board with a 25-yard field goal to make it 24-3.