Due to the importance of the game for both teams facing a relegation battle, it took a slow start with both defensive sides forcing turnovers and much of the first quarter action consisted of strong defence and punting for territory. However, Manchester were first on the board, converting a long drive with a passing touchdown. Converting the extra point put the score to 0-7. Meanwhile the sabres offence struggled to move the ball and Manchester completed another touchdown and two point conversion
After an initial score by Leeds Beckett, the Sabres fought their way into the end zone with Full Back Bob Brownlees’ first rushing touchdown of the season. Another Leeds touchdown brought the score to 16-8 at half time with the sabres offence unable to convert before the break.
The second half saw both teams trade scores with make-shift Quarterback Bruno Schatten completing his first ever touchdown pass and Bob Brownlees second rushing score. Despite offensive scores, defensive weakness
After suffering numerous injuries and a tough loss against the UCLan Rams before Christmas, The Sabres were looking forward to implementing a modified Offensive playbook for a chance to come away with a win despite a diminishing roster. The game took a disappointing start as the Sabres conceded a touchdown on just the third play of the game. But, efficient playbook execution by the Offence saw the Sabres drive downfield, finishing their first possession with a decent punt putting the UCLan Offence
The Sabres suffered a tough loss against the UCLan Rams on Saturday. Following a bad loss against the Hallam warriors two weeks prior, the Sabres travelled to Preston with a heavily depleted squad as many important players unable to play due to injuries. Available players were forced to play out of position with Linebackers filling in on the Offensive Line and Offensive Lineman on the Defensive Line.
The Sabres however, started well with the defence stopping the Rams on their first two drives
After a short kick return and a punt on Sabres first possession, Hallam took the field driving the ball consistently down the field resulting in a rushing touchdown. On their second offensive possession, the Sabres fail to get going and Hallam score another rushing touchdown once they regain the ball. Sabres defence step up their aggression and stop Hallam on the following two drives, the second of which ended with a pick by free safety and fourth captain Liam Pratt. The second quarter saw punts