Match Report | Falcons vs Nighthawks

Nighthawks end Falcons unbeaten streak, start 1-0

The Nighthawks began their 2019 campaign on the road again this year, and came away from Leicester with a 23-18 win over the Falcons.

The ‘Hawks started fast, with Safety Jonny Weekes intercepting the Leicester QB on just the second play of the day. The away side couldn’t capitalise on good field position, even going for it on 4th down deep in the Leicester half of the field, and turned the ball over on downs.

The ‘Hawks defence then came out and stood strong to force Leicester to punt after a quick 3 and out. A lucky bounce off a Leicester player on the ensuing punt gave the Hawks good field position, and this would lead to the first score of the game.

A strong, barrelling run down the middle of the field by Martin Murphy gave QB Routledge an easy job from 3-yards out, and the Nighthawks QB ran the ball into the end zone for 6. The XP was added by Eager, and the Hawks were up 7-0.


The Falcons came back strong, and were driving up field well when a second turnover of the day gave the ball back to Merseyside. The Leicester RB fumbled the ball, and it popped straight into LB Eddie Webster’s hands, despite the Falcons protests.

Once again, the away team were able to capitalise from the turnover, with RB Tshimanga taking a screen for 22 yards, before running the ball into the end zone from 33-yards out. Eager nailed the XP, and before the end of the first quarter, the ‘Hawks led 14-0.

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Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1