Sharks Sweep Warriors

Just 7 days after a very wet encounter with the Warriors on their home field, the Sharks swept the series against the Welsh with an emphatic 46-13 victory in Winchester this past Sunday. Having quickly fallen behind by 2 scores last week, we were again on our heels early on as the Warriors used their speed and elusiveness to break tackles and score on a quick slant that went the distance. Confidence in our ability to come back - as proven last week - meant a calm Sharks O went to work, and quickly started racking up the scores. With a few Offense regulars unavailable for the fixture, new faces stepped up and made their mark. Most notable was James Taylor, who used his his most extensive time on O…
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It rained a bit in Wales…

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="270" caption="It was unorthodox but the conditions meant the 'carrier bag catch' technique was a necessity"][/caption] Well done to everyone that played in our two league matches this weekend in Wales. To say that the conditions were not ideal would be an understatement. Despite frequent heavy rain throughout both matches, everyone played hard and focused. I think I speak for everyone when I say we were disappointed with the result against Leicester, but we should all be proud of how we played. For anyone reading this who was not there, we narrowly lost 31-25 to the Eagles, with their final score coming right near the end of the game. We had taken the lead part way through the 2nd half but were unable to stop the methodical…
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Tough Schedule Run Starts This Sunday

This coming Sunday sees the Sharks begin the first leg of what could be a difficult four week run of 8 BAFL Flag fixtures. Due to the late start of the season this year, we have a stockpile of games to play mid-season, starting with 2 away games this Sunday in Cardiff. We'll be playing against league new boys South Wales Warriors and the old 'enemy' the Leicester Eagles. The next three weeks will then see us travel to Winchester and London, before playing the first of 2 August home tournaments in Chichester. View the full schedule. Check back after Sunday to see how the Sharks fared.
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Player Stats to date

Following games against Leicester, London, Hampshire and St. Albans to start the season, we have the first player stats table available. Whilst Neil is uncontested in the passing category, the leading receiver competition is hotting up. Leading the pack is veteran Simon Merton with 4 scores, separated from 2nd place receiver Scott Wilson by merit of his 4 XP to Scott's 2. Rounding out the top 3 is the 2nd old boy, Gary Robinson (me) with 3 scores. The defense is looking particularly impressive this year, with 3 players with picks, including one returned for a score from Martyn Emmens. Josh Amis is off to a great start in his rookie season, notching 4 sacks, 3 of which have resulted in safeties. [table id=2 /] [table id=1 /] [table id=3…
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