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 28 – Britball Week Part 5 – Tamworth

In the penultimate stop on our tour of Britball, Coach Scott honours us with his presence and gives us the low down on the all conquering Prem North champions Tamworth Phoenix.

He breaks down what makes their team so dominant, paying homage to his coaching teams but also gives us insight into his adventures over the pond whilst also filling us in on the American Football University scene. He can be found on social media @fastboatcoach and @TamworthPhoenix.

Our final stop will be Tamworth’s opponents on Sunday, Sheffield with Coach Chesters.