Blitz B 17 – 10 Bobcats
Game number 3 pitted the Bobcats against their week 2 opponents the London Blitz B. Looking to make amends for the first game the Bobcats came into this match fired up.
The Bobcats started the game with the ball and unable to get going on their first drive via a few penalties and a fumble that was recovered they had to punt. This was very much the same for the Blitz B an early 3 and out caused by a Bobcats defence that came to play.
The Bobcats continued to fight away on offence a few big pass plays to WR Edwards #10 and WR Griffith #89 set the Bobcats up in good field position. Staring at the Blitz B goal line the Bobcats were again unable to utilise this excellent field position and a combination of mistakes resulted in the Bobcats not finding the end zone.
With both defensive units battling hard and halting the offences’ the only score of the first half was a well taken field goal from the Blitz B.
HT 3-0 to London Blitz B
The opening drive of the first half started well with the Bobcats getting their first take away of the day. A scrambling Blitz B QB laid out a pass to the unsuspecting hands of S Chandler #20 who popped up with the interception.
The Bobcats with the ball in good field position put together a long drive, a few mistakes took them back and a few big pass plays one to WR Gentile #88 gave them first downs. With the luck of a few defensive PI calls the Bobcats were staring at the Blitz B end zone. A QB sneak up the middle by QB Macdonald #1 gave the game its first touchdown, the PAT good the Bobcats went up 3-7.
The Blitz B now down came out with a long drive of their own, some hard running from their RB and some scrambling from the QB found them marching towards the Bobcat end zone. The 3rd quarter came to an end with this drive an the Blitz B finished the drive at the start of the 4th from a short yardage run via their RB into the End zone. The PAT good the score now 10-7 to the Blitz B.
The Bobcats second drive of the half started well, some big time runs from RB #27 Ranger marched the Bobcats down the field. On what looked to be a promising drive ended in an unfortunate interception which was followed by a large return from the Blitz CB.
A team not to waste their opportunities the Blitz B struck immediately with a well placed pass over the Bobcats defense and the receiver found the end zone. The PAT good the score now 17-7 to the Blitz.
The Bobcats received the ball back and on the kick return WR Griffith #89 took the ball back 40 yards to the Blitz B 20 yard line setting the Bobcat offence up with amazing field position. The Bobcats offence unable to move the ball well enough against a very well disciplined Blitz B defense had to settle for a field goal attempt. Another well placed kick from OL Tarr #61 through the uprights brought the score to 17-10.
The defense again stepped up and put an end to a running Blitz B whom were using their lead to soak up more time. The Bobcats came back out on offence with one last chance to score. Settling for the Hail Mary on 4 occasions they unfortunate came up short and the Blitz B were able to shut out the game.
In what was yet another close game that could have gone either way and this time round dominated by defense the Bobcats came up short leaving them with a 1-2 record.
The Bobcats have a short week and now face the Swindon Storm on the 26th of May at Slades Farm.
So your Roxy’s Bistro Bar MVP’s are:
Offensive MVP – RB Moses Ranger
Defensive MVP – DB James Leeland
Photos credit to Chris Coope.