MEC South Gameday Review – Nottingham


Sheffield Vipers 32 v 20 Mansfield Honey Badgers

The day started off well for the Sheffield Vipers, who were looking to maintain their control on second place in the MEC South. Mansfield on the other hand, struggled to really get into the game and seemed to struggle in the early going. Incompletions plagued the Badgers offence, as they fell behind to 4 TD passes from Keith Woodley. They managed to get 20 points in the end, but it wasn’t enough.

The highlight of the game was a great rushing touchdown by Bradley Mead, going full length of the field on an end around play. Game ball goes to Keith Woodley for his fine display under centre.

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Sheffield Giants 47 v 28 Sheffield Vipers

Unlike the Vipers first game, this one was a tight affair all the way until halfway through the 2nd half. The Giants game plan was to shut down danger man Luke Bennett for most of the game but Tom Fowkes stepped up to keep the Vipers in the game. At 28-28 with 8 mins remaining, the Giants class showed, as Chris Winrow made his presence felt. The Giants pulled away in convincing fashion in the end.

The ever dangerous Josh Allen had another great game with 4 TDs and gets the game ball!

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Nottingham Bears 25 v 68 Sheffield Vipers

The Vipers got back in the win column after their loss to the Giants with a comfortable victory over the Bears. After being blanked by the Giants defence, Luke Bennett grabbed himself 3 TDs and 2 XPs in a game-ball winning performance. Paul Thomson had the best performance for the Bears as he snagged two TDs of his own.

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Nottingham Bears 21 v 60 Mansfield Honey Badgers

Mansfield put in a performance more up to their standards against the Bears in a resounding win. Their defence took centre stage as they notched 5 interceptions, with Sam Andrews and Dan Sully picking up two each. Simon Denning threw for 9 TDs and 6 XPs in one of his finer performances of the season. The Honey Badgers signal callers earns our game-ball for the contest!

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Sheffield Giants 46 v 6 Mansfield Honey Badgers

The Giants posted a dominant display against the Honey Badgers where they racked up five interceptions of their own. The excellent Max Verlint and Chris Winrow got two interceptions apiece, while captain Dean Whittingslow picked up the other. On offence, Dean had an excellent display under centre, throwing for 7 TDs, with Tim Darracott snagging three of his own. Dean’s performance on both sides of the ball earns him our game-ball.

Nottingham Bears 0 v 44 Sheffield Giants

The Giants maintained their undefeated record and set up a blockbuster clash with the Newcastle Blackhawks for the #1 seed from the MEC after comfortably dispatching of the Bears. Their defence flexed their muscles with 8 interceptions and 3 sacks. The offence remained consistent, and even Luka Fadrique threw for a score in another fine performance for the Giants. After three interceptions, Max Verlint earns our game-ball!

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Bears- apparently me 3 tds and 2 xps

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