Game Report Tourney 2 vs Teesside Steelers
Our offense were on the field first and had a wobbly start with an errant pass picked off by Teesside. However Bears D denied any potential gains with a great bat down from DB Sam Merry.
With our O having a talking to brushed off the first drive nerves and got to work. Some fantastic running from RB Helena Lasok-Smith but stopped inches short, the offense it would seem were just getting warmed up for what would be a great performance all day.
Defence fired up with several tackles in the back field and another bat down from DB Sam Merry meant Teesside struggled to move the ball on the ground or the air.
Rookie RB/WR Hannah Roberts opening up her game with a good run and a deep pass from QB Rach Broadhurst to WR Natalie Kelly set up the 1st down and more. Unfortunately a fumbled pitch pushed them back, but QB Rach connected to WR Natalie yet again, this time for a TD, XP no good.
Bears Dline made several tackles for losses and another bat down this time from rookie DB Belle Hughes put the ball right back to our offense. RB Jo Craze with a great run following her blocks but unfortunately was injured and out of the game on the following play. QB Rach completed a short pass to rookie Hannah before taking to her legs to get into the redzone and another short pass to Hannah in tight coverage for the TD. XP no good.
A momentary lapse of concentration just seconds before the half and Teesside ran down the sideline the length of the pitch for their first TD with XP no good. Half finished 12-6 to Bears.
Out of the half Bears defence were ready to fire after their mistake with a forced fumble created and recovered by rookie LB Alison Lawrence and RB Helena was able to capitalise converting for another Bears TD, XP no good.
Teesside didn’t want to see the game run away and a determined few runs got them another TD with XP no good. However our offense answered back again with an amazing catch in double coverage from WR Natalie Kelly tackled just outside the endzone. A couple of runs trying to punch it in where stopped on the goal line, so a well designed fake took defenders the other way with a QB keep getting a free run for the TD, XP no good.
Teesside with a good drive to try and get back into the game, but tackles came in from LB’s Holly Hughes and Felicity Cossa and a bat down from LB Alison Lawrence stopped them in their tracks. Teesside needed something to get them back in the game and their defence came up with a safety. Fired up Teesside offence came out with the trick plays driving up the field but Bears defence held firm and kept them just short out of the endzone. The game ended with a brilliant sack from Dline Megan Delaney and the score 24-14, a win for the Bears!
B’ham report and MVP’s to follow…
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