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
The Sabres consistently look strong when playing at home and Sunday looked to be no different with a decent crowd of cheerleaders, alumni and various supporters supporting the home side.
The game started fast with a lengthy Sabres kick return before Rowan Huggins fights his way to the end zone off a deep pass on the first play of the game. After a 3 and out by the defence, the next offensive possession ends with a pick which Manchester ran back close to half way. Both teams trade punts before
After last week’s disappointing loss in Leeds, the Sabres are looking to bounce back against the newly promoted Manchester Tyrants to regain momentum. Playing in front of a sabres alumni crowd for this season’s Homecoming game makes it all the more important to the boys in black and gold. With both teams looking to come back to 1-1 for the season this looks to be a close and hard-fought match up. Despite some injury concerns, the offence and defence look to prove themselves worthy