Update: Results & Tables

Both the results and league tables have now been updated to reflect our recent games and other league activity.

The Sharks (5-1) are looking strong in the English Conference following our recent two wins, with only Mildenhall and Coventry ahead of us by merit of winning percentage (both 2-0).

The competition in Scotland is looking fierce, with Kirkcaldy (5-0) and Carluke (5-1) leading the pack.

Leicester and Glasgow (Tigers) have both yet to play a game.

NFL Tickets for Wembley, London

NFL Tickets for London on Sale!

If you were smart, a few month’s ago upon hearing the news that Wembley is to host another NFL game during the 2008 season, you would have registered your interest for tickets with NFLUK.com.

Today, following a random lottery draw, the NFL announced that a few thousand lucky registrants have been informed that they are able to buy a maximum of 4 tickets next Thursday to see the NFL game at Wembley.

I’m one of the those lucky few – as is Neil 🙂 Did anyone else get the chance to buy NFL tickets to see the San Diego Chargers play the New Orleans Saints at Wembley, London in October?

Devon Game Film

Here is the first video from Devon – our victory over the St. Albans Kings.

Kings Part 1

Kings Part 2

I’d forgotten about Ric’s endzone dance…it’s something ‘special’.

And here is the film from the Devon game. Unfortunately, there is a bit where part of a drive is missing as the battery ran out. By the time a new battery was in, we’d scored – and it was my score that was missing!

Dogs Part 1

Dogs Part 2

There are many great plays in both videos – on O and D – so well worth taking a few minutes to watch.

I’ll be updating league tables shortly, plus compiling the leading scorers table.

Sharks Win Wild West Shoot Out

There were touchdowns aplenty in Devon on Sunday, as the Sharks took on and defeated both the St. Albans Kings and the North Devon Dogs.

There were 222 points scored in just 3 matches with an average of 74 points a game – which is just incredible.

Well done to all the Sharks that went on Sunday, it was an awesome team effort, especially considering the heat. The final results were as follows:

Sharks 61 – 0 Kings

Dogs 100 – 6 Kings

Sharks 43 – 12 Dogs

Dayle had set us the target of two shut outs to aim for and whilst we didn’t quite achieve that we came very close – to concede 2 scores against the Dogs after watching them rack up 100 points against the Kings in the 2nd game, was an impressive feat.

Not to mince words, the Defense was outstanding on Sunday. Whilst its not so easy to attribute stats to D as it is to O, the 12 points in 2 games says it all. Whenever our D was on the field, it meant the opposition were frustrated. Even the Dogs potent O could not find its way through our pack with any consistency. Well done to all that took the field on D and credit to Dave and Dayle for their scheming and coaching.

Not that the Offense didn’t do their part, mind you. 104 points in 2 games is none too shabby! Neil threw 13 TDs on the day, to 7 different receivers. And we even had a rushing TD! (which was the Poppy play – gets the a Play of Day nomination from me – was a thing of beauty to watch – though I reckon I could have taken that in myself!)

Stats vs Kings: (TDs are receiving unless stated)

Neil 6 TD, 7 XP

Ben 2 TD receiving, 1 TD rushing, 2 XP

Pete 2 TD

Simon 1 TD

Gary 1 TD 2 XP

Sean 1 INT TD, 1 XP

Neil 2 INT (1 TD)

Tom 1 INT, 1 XP

Ricardo 1 XP

Stats vs Dogs: (TDs are receiving unless stated)

Neil 7 TD, 1 INT

Ben 3 TD, 2 XP

Pete 2 TD, 2 Sacks, 1 Safety

Gary 1 TD

Ricardo 1 TD, 1 XP, 1 INT

Sean 1 XP

Simon 1 XP

Dave 1 INT

Congratulations to both Ricardo and Simon for getting on the score sheets for the Sharks. Ricardo played some blinding, aggressive defense and also racked up a TD and 2 XP on the other side of the ball. Not so sure about the endzone dance though – looking forward to reviewing the game film on that one!

Simon, in his first action for the Sharks, proved his hands still have it, catching several key passes, along with a TD and an XP. Nice play guys.

Commiserations go to Tom, who got off to a great start against the Kings, but ended up damaging his fingers whilst batting away a ball. Tom unfortunately then missed the remainder of the games whilst being checked out at the local A&E. Hopefully, Tom will recover quickly and be back on the field soon.

I’m hoping to get the video sorted over the next few days, so please check back to watch that. I’ll also be writing a report up for the local paper. In the meantime, please feel free to add your own comments about Sunday below.

See you all Sunday

Sharks Go West

This Sunday sees the Chichester Sharks travel to the West Country to face long time rivals, the North Devon Dogs and newcomers, the St. Albans Kings.

The Sharks and Dogs have been squaring up for years, facing each other 10 times whilst in the ESFL. The Sharks hold the advantage going 9-1 in that time. This weekend will see the teams against each other for the first time in the new BAFL Flag league. It will also be the Dogs opening game of the season.

The Kings are in their inaugural season and currently sit at the foot of the league table with an 0-2 record, including a 33-6 defeat at the hands of the Sharks on opening weekend.

Travel Arrangements

It’s a long trek down to Barnstaple so we’re all going to need to get up VERY early! Here are the departure times:

Horsham 6.30am
Chichester 6.45am
Hedge End 7.30am

We have 11 players competing this weekend. Please make sure you turn up early enough at your departure point to leave at the stated time. Here is the car situation:

Horsham –

Dayle (driving)
Dave
Sean
Ricardo

Chichester –

Gary (driving to Hedge End)
Ben
Jon (driving)
Tom
Pete

Hedge End –

Neil (driving)
Simon

Please ensure you bring both a white and dark game shirt – and plenty of water and SUNSCREEN! It’s going to be a hot one Sunday. The forecast is currently 24c.

See you then

Sharks face Dogs and Kings

There is no training this Sunday as we travel down to Barnstaple in Devon to face old rivals the North Devon Dogs and new BAFL Flag team the St Albans Kings who we beat in the first set of games a month ago.

Training resumes in Chichester on Sunday 18th May.

Sunday Training This Week: Christ’s Hospital

This week training will be held at Christ’s Hospital school, near Horsham.

The session will commence at 10 a.m. with an hour in the classroom before taking to the field until 2 p.m.

If you need a lift from Chichester, let Neil or myself know. We’ll be leaving the usual car park at New Park at 8.45 a.m.

The training will be on grass so bring studs, plus £2.50 for pitch hire.