The Chichester Sharks will be heading to Sheffield this weekend to compete in the 2012 Flag Finals.
When I last posted news (yes I know, it has been a long time) the Sharks were 5-3 and in contention for one of the two playoff spots (Two losses to Basingstoke more or less ruled us out of grabbing the group top spot and automatic qualification).
As a lot of time has passed since then (yes, I know), here is a quick summary of how the rest of the season unfolded:
Fixtures in Basingstoke (June 24th)…
Chichester Sharks 66 – 18 Aylesbury Spartans
Summary: new team, nice bunch, good banter, pink shirts, TD passes aplenty
Chichester Sharks 54 – 13 Coventry Jets
Summary: old rivalry, slow start, 2nd half dominance, TD passes aplenty
Chichester Sharks 48 – 0 Leicester Eagles
Summary: another old rivalry, outstanding defensive performance, TD passes aplenty
Overall, it was an outstanding team performance, with the results going the way you’d expect based on form. Both sides of the ball did very well, resulting in hand ache for Neil recording all the personal player stats. Sharks moved to 8-3 on the season.
Fixtures in Chichester (July 22nd)…
Chichester Sharks 1 – 0 London Blitz
Summary: Blitz forfeited the game, leaving the Sharks in a position of needing to win just 1 of their remaining two games.
Chichester Sharks 46 – 0 Essex Showboats
Summary: Scoring early, tempers flairing, TDs aplenty, smiles that said ‘We’re in the Playoffs’
Chichester Sharks 32 – 40 London Rebels
Summary: boo, rebels trying to rain on our parade, close 1st half, comeback late, not quite enough
So, Sharks finish the season at 10-4 and now we’re off to Sheffield! GO SHARKS!!