Thursday, 11 April 2013

Further Progress with UK Women’s Flag Football - Hybrid Vs Cougars

Sunday 7th April 2013

On what seemed like the first weekend of actual spring weather (with no snow in sight) the Coventry Cougars faced the Hybrid team in an all-female fuelled tournament at Coventry Memorial Park. Honours were shared as the well-organised Cougars won 30-0 in the first game, but a quick change in tactics on offense meant the Hybrid avenged their loss, winning 20-6 in the second.
Becca Haw MVP makes a tackle for the Cougars
The Hybrid side mixed the talents of four different teams; Coventry Jets, Coventry SU, Portsmouth SU and the Warwick Wolverines. With several players from the EWP (Elite Women’s Project) representing in both teams the matches were set to be a good watch!

AFL Week 4 Preview

Saturday 13th April

Raiffesien Vikings (1-0) @ Swarco Raiders (1-0) - 13:30 GMT


Last year's two finalists lock horns for the first time this season and there's no doubt that it's going to be a juicy affair as the Raiders will be looking to exact revenge for last year's loss in the final whilst the Vikings will be looking to put pressure on their closest rivals by dealing them a loss at home in Innsbruck.

Both teams have now been off for two weeks and thus have had plenty of time to prepare for what the other team has to offer, but seeing as both team's opening games were done deals early on in the game, I don't think either side has tipped their hand yet and really shown what they have in their playbooks. Hopefully, these two weeks off have allowed for both sides to add a little extra spice into their play calling this week. 

Possible the biggest home fixture of the year for the Swarco Raiders.
© Florian Schellhorn from www.footballpics.info
The Vikings will be looking to their high powered offence to get the job done on the road whilst the Raiders will be wanting their defence to perform a lot better than last year's final when the shipped 48 points. As with any matchup between two quality teams the final result is likely to come down to who capitalises most off of turnovers when handed that extra possession. Both team's offences have the ability to put up points in a hurry as demonstrated in week 1, but can they keep the ball safe when it matters?

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