Sharks Qualify for Finals Day in Doncaster

A great season by the Sharks was rewarded with a place in the Semi-Finals yesterday, as the Rebels lost their final game against the Eagles and fell out of contention. London's lost meant that both they and the Sharks finished with 11-3 records on the season. However, with the head-to-head tiebreaker even at 1-1, the Sharks took the final place by merit of a 44-40 aggregate scoreline over the two fixtures this year. Chichester now join the first place Leicester Eagles as the English representatives at the BAFL Flag Finals Day in Doncaster next Saturday (5th Sept.). The two Scottish representatives are Kirkcaldy Bulls and the Carluke Cobras. Sharks will play the Bulls in the semi-final. We need the best squad available for the trip so please do everything you…
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Sharks dethrone Kings

UPDATED: Well done everyone that played day - it was a great way to end the season. For those not there, Sharks beat Kings 60-12 in a very good natured game. Thanks to St. Albans for making the trip and being good opponents. The regular season is now complete, and the Sharks finished with a 11-3 record. This leaves us either 2nd or 3rd in the table, subject to the Eagles/Rebels result next week. If we finish 2nd, the Sharks will be going to the playoffs. Whilst we only played 1 league match on the day, we crammed a lot into that 40 minutes. For a start, the Defense was awesome. The Kings completed 2 long passes to set up their only scores on the day, but other than that…
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Final Regular Season Games This Sunday

This Sunday (23rd) the Chichester Sharks will host the St. Albans Kings and Kent Exiles in their final games of the 2009 BAFL Flag Regular Season. The games will be played in Oaklands Park, Chichester, beside Chichester Festival Theatre. There will be changing facilities available. View a map here There will be three games for the Sharks on the day - two of which are against Kent to make up a previously postponed fixture. The playing order is as follows: Exiles at Sharks (Kings ref) Kings at Sharks (Exiles ref) Sharks at Exiles (Kings ref) Kings at Exiles (Sharks ref) Kickoff is at 11 a.m. sharp and all Sharks players are to arrive for set up and warm up at 10 a.m. All three games are important to the Sharks…
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Sharks Win Two To Keep In Hunt

Needing to win both games to stay in the playoff hunt, the Sharks answered the bell last Sunday with victories over the Hampshire Thrashers and Coventry Jets. Due to the loss to the London Rebels the previous weekend, it was essential Chichester win out all their remaining games to have a chance to compete in Doncaster in early September. Aware of the need to start fast, the Sharks came out blazing against the Thrashers on both sides of the ball. While QB Neil Henderson was busy throwing EIGHT TDs, the defense was relentless in their pursuit of the Thrashers' QB, forcing 6 interceptions. The main recipient of an aggressive blitz was defensive back Mike Thompson, who snared 4 errant passes, running back 1 for a touchdown. Not content with scoring…
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Sharks down Jets, fall to Rebels

Well done to everyone that played in our first Saturday games of the season this past weekend. It was the third weekend in a row on the road, so it was good we were able to field the 10 players that we did. The results were a bit mixed on the day, with a pleasing win over an under-strength Coventry Jets team, before a disappointing - and somewhat controversial - loss to the London Rebels. Off to our customary slow start, it wasn't until the 2nd half that we managed to pull away from a Jets team that struggled to move the ball against our dominating Defense. Neil Henderson was on good form, throwing no picks and 4 TDs in the game - 2 of which went to gammy legged…
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