Britball Semi Final Roundup

By Tim Monk – @Tim_MonkF10Y

The Bowl games have been decided. Promotion for some already secured, but we all know that isn’t enough. Winner’s medals are there for the taking, shaking bottles of champagne and drenching your mates with the UK’s answer to Gatorade is what they are all after. Let’s recap last week’s results and see how it all went down and what that means for the Finals.

Premiership

London Warriors 63 – 0 Manchester Titans

Tamworth Phoenix 7 – 6 London Blitz

Well, two very contrasting results in the Prem but no contrast in my predictions to the winners.

The Warriors absolutely demolished the Titans in the first half which saw 57 of the 63 points scored. I know that the Titans QB was away in Europe up until a day or 2 and I don’t what happened to the Titans, but the Warriors just took care of business and are surely favourites to take the Bowl game too.

They’ll face Tamworth after they squeezed past London Blitz. I predicted a low scoring game and just the 2 TDs were scored.

It was a defensive slugfest and plenty of back and forth between the 2 teams. Tamworth struck first and had the lead for a while before the Blitz levelled in the 4th quarter and seemingly having the momentum. The difference in the end was the XP between the two teams (actually had a funny feeling it was going to be blocked #aftertime). Was a really good game to watch on YouTube and shout out to UKAFL, even if the graphics for the time left leaves a lot to be desired.

I think HC Jason Scott enjoyed the victory and continuing to prove critics wrong…

Division 1

Sandwell Steelers 21 –  3 Northumberland Vikings

Solent Thrashers 20 – 13 Cambridgeshire Cats

I went for the Vikings in this one by a TD but the Steelers came fast out the blocks and the Vikings couldn’t catch back up. Quite surprised at how the Steelers dominated the early goings against a defence that is one of the best in the land. Whether there was any disruption to the Vikings groove as they had to travel or not I don’t know but it’s telling that so far that in both the Premiership and Division 1, all the home teams won and all the #1 seeds won.

Over in the South, the Thrashers held off the Cats. The Thrashers took the lead before the Cats scored twice to make it 13-7. The Thrashers finished the game the strongest and the Cats couldn’t keep the scoreboard ticking over.

Division 2

Halton Spartans 21 – 6 Clyde Valley Blackhawks

Birmingham Bulls 12 – 30 Inverclyde Goliaths

Essex Spartans 20 – 42 Bournemouth Bobcats

South Wales Warriors 16 – 6 London Blitz B

The Spartans defended their Halton Stadium fortress once more and had enough to take care of the Blackhawks, who scored late ruining my prediction of a 3-score game.

Good game in Birmingham, where Birmingham made a bit of a come back after going 22-6 down at half time. Stops by the Goliaths and a final nail in the coffin of a pick six sealed the celebrations for the Scottish team who are promoted in their first season in the league.

Bournemouth seem to love travelling round the M25! The only other team apart from Inverclyde to secure a victory away from home, the Bobcats put in another comprehensive victory over the #1 seeds Essex (as predicted!).

The Spartans were sent good luck messages from counterparts across the pond https://twitter.com/EssexSpartans/status/1162658631332040704 but unfortunately the Spartans actually had to go with their backup QB, which may or not have been the deciding factor in the end.

This sets up a mouth-watering clash for the Bobcats against the South Wales Warriors who took care of business in a nip and tuck game. Blitz took the lead in the first quarter but they were the only points they could muster and South Wales grew in to the game, taking the lead in the 2nd quarter and from that point on, choked the Blitz offence to run out the winners. Be interesting to see how the Bobcats approach the game on offence against a stubborn Warriors defence.

Here is confirmation of the Britball Bowl games and the dates and times as they are spread out over next few weekends:

Saturday 31st July

Division 2: 12pm – South Wales Warriors vs Bournemouth Bobcats

Division 1: 4pm – Sandwell Steelers vs Solent Thrashers

Sunday 1st September

Premiership: 4pm London Warriors vs Tamworth Phoenix

Saturday 7th September

Division 2: 2pm Inverclyde Goliaths vs Halton Spartans

We will try and bring you all the latest from at least 1 team in every match. If you are a player or coach and want to come on the podcast to talk about preparations, please get in touch with us on Facebook or Twitter (@F10YBritball).

BAFA National Leagues Week 12 Roundup

Sunday 30th June – By Thomas Rowberry (@Rowberry_) & Tim Monk (@Tim_MonkF10Y)

Week 12 of the BAFA National Leagues saw more blowouts than a bad electrician throughout all three tiers of British American Football with 17 of the 21 games played decided by more than one two scores, seven of these results saw shutout victories for the Northumberland Vikings, Sandwell Steelers, Shropshire Revolution, Bury Saints, Halton Spartans, Swindon Storm and London Blitz B. The latter two also able to hit the half century.

In what is sure to be many peoples result of the weekend we saw the now 5-2 Manchester Titans fall at the hands of the now 2-6 Edinburgh Wolves. Tamworth are handed back the initiative whilst sitting at home. Tamworth face the Wolves next week.

The close run race that is the NFC 1 South division saw more twists as the Shropshire Revolution took advantage of bye-weeks for both the Lancashire Wolverines and Nottingham Caesars, whilst the division leading Sandwell Steelers continued their dominance with a crushing 43-0 blowout against Chester.

The recently featured Coach McLaughlin and his East Kilbride Pirates continued their quest to promotion with a dominant 52-6 victory against the Aberdeen Roughnecks showing that despite being already qualified for the playoffs prior to the game, Scottish pride was more than enough to evoke motivation from the Pirates squad. The Northumberland Vikings kept up their quest for a playoff lock with an equally impressive 42-0 performance against the Glasgow Tigers.

In the SFC1 east, the London hornets edged out the Cambridgeshire Cats, keeping up the pressure on the Cats and now moving to within 1 game of the lead. All to play for in that division. Shame most of the other divisions aren’t as tight.

In the second division we saw the Birmingham Bulls crowned the NFC 2 South Champions following their 21-7 road win against the Lincolnshire Bombers. The Swindon Storm climbed to .500 in style by racking up 69 unanswered points against the lowly Hastings Conquerors, who have battled hard but unfortunately not troubled the scoreboard this season to this point.

I really want Hastings to have a final scoreline of 10-66. Anyone else?

RESULTS

Prem North

Edinburgh Wolves 17 – Manchester Titans 6

Prem South

Bristol Aztecs 8 – London Blitz 20

Kent Exiles 8 – London Olympians 28

 

NFC 1 North

East Kilbride Pirates 52 – Aberdeen Roughnecks 6

Glasgow Tigers 0 – Northumberland Vikings 42

 

NFC 1 South

Chester Romans 0 – Sandwell Steelers 43

Shropshire Revolution 43 – Doncaster Mustangs 0

 

SFC 1 Central

Hertfordshire Cheetahs 6 – Sussex Thunder 23

Oxford Saints 7 – Berkshire Renegades 26

Portsmouth Dreadnoughts 9 – Solent Thrashers 47

 

SFC 1 East

Cambridgeshire Cats 6 – London Hornets 9

Ouse Valley Eagles 0 – Bury Saints 27

 

NFC 2 Central

Knottingley Raiders 0 – Halton Spartans 47

Morecambe Bay Storm 16 – Furness Phantoms 43

 

NFC 2 South

Humber Warhawks 14 – Staffordshire Surge 8

Lincolnshire Bombers 7 – Birmingham Bulls 21

 

SFC 2 East

Ipswich Cardinals 21 – East Essex Sabres 7

Norwich Devils 6 – Essex Spartans 8

 

SFC 2 South

Hastings Conquerors 0 – Swindon Storm 69

London Blitz B 68 – Jurassic Coast Raptors 0

 

SFC 2 West

Worcestershire Black Knights 6 – Somerset Wyverns 44

BAFA National Leagues Week 10 Roundup

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June – by Thomas Rowberry

Week 10 of the BAFA National Leagues saw some of the more surprising results of the season, as well as eight shutouts. Saturday’s action saw the Manchester Titans go into Tamworth and walk away with a shock 21-0 against the Phoenix. You can check out our Britball podcast from Monday where we chat to the Titans QB about it all! A big game in the Prem North next weekend when the Manchester Titans host the Merseyside Nighthawks.

Saturdays action saw seven shutouts with Merseyside, Leicester, Clyde Valley, Leeds, Norwich, Bristol and the London Blitz B team all holding their opponents to a goose egg. In what was considered a big game in an extremely tight NFC 1 South the Lancashire Wolverines came from a 14-6 halftime deficit to beat the Shropshire Revolution on a made 2pt conversion.

East Kilbride keep rolling and look certain to quickly jump back up to the Prem North after a convincing victory over the Glasgow Tigers. Similar comments apply to the Clyde Valley Blackhawks in the NFC 2 North.  Full results below.

RESULTS

Saturday 15th June

Prem North
Tamworth Phoenix 0 – Manchester Titans 21

SFC 2 South
Jurassic Coast Raptors 6 – Bournemouth Bobcats 44

 

Sunday 16th June

Prem North
Merseyside Nighthawks 20 – Sheffield Giants 0
Leicester Falcons 10 – Edinburgh Wolves 0

Prem South
Farnham Knights 28 – Kent Exiles 13
London Olympians 7 – London Warriors 54

NFC 1 North
East Kilbride Pirates 39 – Glasgow Tigers 7
Gateshead Senators 7 – Yorkshire Rams 53

NFC 1 South
Lancashire Wolverines 22 – Shropshire Revolution 21

SFC 1 Central
Berkshire Renegades 6 – Sussex Thunder 17
Oxford Saints 17 – Portsmouth Dreadnoughts 36

SFC 1 East
Wembley Stallions 32 – Colchester Gladiators 6

NFC 2 North
Darlington Steam 0 – Clyde Valley Blackhawks 30

NFC 2 Central
Leeds Bobcats 44 – Knottingley Raiders 0

SFC 2 East
Norwich Devils 3 – East Essex Sabres 0
East Kent Mavericks 30 – Maidstone Pumas 19

SFC 2 South
Hastings Conquerors 0 – London Blitz B 39

SFC 2 West
Bristol Apache 28 – Cornish Sharks 0

BAFA National League Week 8 Roundup

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June – By Thomas Rowberry

Week 9 of the BAFA National Leagues saw 18 games take place across the weekend with the Tamworth Phoenix, Leicester Falcons, Aberdeen Roughnecks and Yorkshire Rams kicking off the weekend’s action on Saturday. In their previous encounter on opening day the Rams were on the end of a 42-point shutout against the Roughnecks, this week following a strong defensive performance they managed to return the favour (yes that scoreline is correct! Straight out of our football, that one!).

Sundays action saw a further three shutouts with the London Warriors, Solent Thrashers and Portsmouth Dreadnoughts all holding their opponents to zero points. In what is becoming a regular occurrence there were more blowouts than close games throughout the three tiers of the game with 12 games being decided by more than one score. We did however get a tie with the Ipswich Cardinals and Norwich Devils battling to a 31-31 deadlock in a thriller that saw the lead change multiple times in the 4th qtr.

RESULTS

Saturday 1st June

Prem North
Tamworth Phoenix 42 – Leicester Falcons 9

NFC 1 North
Aberdeen Roughnecks 0 – Yorkshire Rams 2

Sunday 2nd June

Prem South
Bristol Aztecs 36 – London Olympians 20
Farnham Knights 0 – London Warriors 70

NFC 1 North
East Kilbride Pirates 49 – Gateshead Senators 12

NFC 1 South
Shropshire Revolution 6 – Nottingham Caesars 20
Lancashire Wolverines 6 – Sandwell Steelers 59

SFC 1 Central
Hertfordshire Cheetahs 0 – Solent Thrashers 10
Portsmouth Dreadnoughts 41 – Berkshire Renegades 0

SFC 1 East
London Hornets 13 – Cambridgeshire Cats 20

NFC 2 North
Darlington Steam 8 – Inverclyde Goliaths 16

NFC 2 Central
Furness Phantoms 6 – Halton Spartans 41
Leeds Bobcats 44 – Morecambe Bay Storm 14

NFC 2 South
Staffordshire Surge 6 – Birmingham Bulls 34

SFC 2 East
Ipswich Cardinals 31 – Norwich Devils 31

SFC 2 South
Swindon Storm 28 – Jurassic Coast Raptors 3

SFC 2 West
South Wales Warriors 29 – Somerset Wyverns 6
Worcestershire Black Knights 6 – Cornish Sharks 20

BAFA National Leagues Week 7 Roundup

Sunday May 26th

Week 7 of the BAFA National Leagues saw a considerably less congested schedule with only 14 games taking place throughout the three tiers of British American Football. We still saw a bunch of blowouts this week with eleven of the fourteen games played having a score differential of more than one touchdown. For the second week in a row there were 50-point blowouts with the London Warriors, Nottingham Caesars and Bournemouth Bobcats all managing to eclipse the 50-point mark.

Read below for all of the weekends results

RESULTS

Prem North
Manchester Titans 14 – Edinburgh Wolves 0
Prem South
Farnham Knights 0 – London Blitz 33
London Warriors 71 – Kent Exiles 6
NFC 1 North
Gateshead Senators 6 – Aberdeen Roughnecks 36
Yorkshire Rams 6 – Northumberland Vikings 10
NFC 1 South
Nottingham Caesars 52 – Doncaster Mustangs 0
SFC 1 Central
Oxford Saints 8 – Hertfordshire Cheetahs 40
SFC 1 East
Colchester Gladiators 2 – Bury Saints 34
NFC 2 South
Crewe Railroaders 13 – Humber Warhawks 20
SFC 2 East
East Essex Sabres 6 – Norwich Devils 12
Maidstone Pumas 6 – Essex Spartans 33
SFC 2 South
Bournemouth Bobcats 51 – Swindon Storm 0
SFC 2 West
Cornish Sharks 7 – Bristol Apache 23
Somerset Wyverns 0 – Torbay Trojans 12

Podcast 29 – Britball Week Part 6 – Sheffield Giants & GB Lions

Toby Chesters, the HC of the Sheffield Giants joins us to wrap up Britball week.

We go through a typical week with the Giants and Toby also fills us in on the international game where he is the GB Lions running back coach.

How was the selection process done? What was the experience like and what did they learn from the trip? Find out here!

We hope you enjoyed Britball week and we will revisit once the Britbowl champions have been crowned!

@tjchesters/@sheffieldgiants are the social media handles for the coach and team.

Podcast 27 – Britball Week Part 4 – Manchester Titans

Ben Nuttall (@bnuttall11) joins us to talk about what it’s like being a player for a Britball team.


Everything from Flag to coaching, Ben tells us all about the main differences in this country between Flag football and full contact.

In the news, Jalen Ramsey had some kind words to say about the QBs in the league and we let you know about what’s coming up on the Full10Yards over the next couple of weeks.

Tomorrow sees our final stops on the Britball tour of the UK, hope you can join us!

Podcast 11 – Bloomin’ Britball

Manchester Titans QB Sam Bloomfield (@bloomers21) joins us to talk about his journey in American Football. How he went from defence to the centre of attention.

Why the East Kilbride Pirates will be a force to be reckoned with in years to come and how the grassroots level has changed over the past decade or so.

We also ask him to explain his mathematical ability…