Friday, 7 June 2013

National League Predictions, Week Nine

National North
DC Presidents vs. Clyde Valley Blackhawks
The Presidents will want an immediate bounce back from their 40-20 loss to the Gateshead Senators last week but the Blackhawks will be a tough opposition.
The Presidents have improved a lot on and off the field under the guidance of Ben Johnson and co and should have enough about them to beat off Clyde Valley, especially at home.
DC Presidents to win by two scores
Gateshead Senators vs. Dundee Hurricanes
The Gateshead Harewoods (not sure it’ll catch on) will be flying high following that big comeback against their upstart neighbours last week. It’s not often they put big points on an opposition so they’ll want to try and repeat against the bottom of the table Hurricanes.

Dundee have found it tough so far this year and I can’t see it getting much better for them in Gateshead.
Gateshead Senators to win by two scores
Edinburgh Wolves vs. Glasgow Tigers
The Wolves have been nothing short of disappointing following their playoff season last year. They’re sitting at 1-3 having been beaten 26-0 by the Senators and the Blackhawks, in that now infamous “untidy changing room” game.

Glasgow are still undefeated though, having won two and tied, impressively might I say, against Gateshead. They should win this game.
Glasgow Tigers to win by three scores

Premiership Predictions, Week Nine

Premiership North


Lancashire Wolverines vs. Coventry Jets
We admit we got a bit high on the Jets early in the season, but in reality they've done little more than beat the Caesars (who hasn't?). A trip to Lancashire to face an improved Wolverines outfit will be a good barometer for where they are really at this season.

Lancashire are back to 1-1 after a good result against Birmingham, so it'll be good to see how they go in this one against a team they were better than in 2012. These games are the ones that'll sort out the order of that middle pack in the North, and (in Lancs' case) a potential shot at the #4 seed in the play
-offs.

We'll go Lancashire on this one, and Coventry's woes to continue.

Lancashire by two scores

Birmingham Bulls vs. Yorkshire Rams
We trailed this as a snoozefest the other week, but in reality it'll probably just be a standard game of Premiership North football. However, rather than focus on how neither of these teams can seem to score more than once, we'll big up their strong defences.

Both teams are in a transitional season, with the Bulls introducing a new coaching staff, the Rams a new offence. We tipped the Rams as dark horses for the season, so we'll go with them in this one.

Yorkshire by two (2-0?)

Tamworth Phoenix vs. West Coast Trojans
Their shut-out streak was stopped by Nottingham last weekend, but in reality Tamworth are really beginning to flex their muscles. The addition of Dan Conroy to their backfield just enhances the notion that they are the most likely pretenders to East Kilbride's northern crown.

West Coast are struggling. Like, really struggling. Things have gone very well for them over the bast two seasons, but this year is a different animal with so many key players missing. Expect them to battle bravely with little success.

Tamworth by four scores

Drogheda Lightning @ Meath Bulldogs - 2nd June 2013

Highlights from IAFL as the Meath Bulldogs played host to the Drogheda Lightning. Courtesy of Meath Bulldogs.

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