Interim Head Coach Darren Hill paid tribute to his defense after Sunday’s win over the Doncaster Mustangs.
The Eagles beat the Mustangs 13-12 at the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday, in a game which saw plenty of turnovers – including five interceptions from Hill’s D.
Speaking after the game Coach Hill said that he was very happy to get the first win of the season:
After losing in week one it was important for us to get back to winning ways, and whilst it wasn’t pretty we managed to come away from our furthest away trip of the season with the result we needed.
Whilst our Offense isn’t quite firing on all cylinders yet there was a huge improvement in our run game with the OL creating some nice holes for our RBs.
Our Special Teams also performed well, recovering an on-side kick, returning a punt for a TD which was unfortunately negated by a penalty and the extra point being the difference between winning and tying the game.
This victory however belongs to our D. From start to finish they shut down the Doncaster run game forcing them to try and beat us through the air.
The Mustangs have an excellent QB and some very good receivers but our five interceptions – including one returned to their end zone and one picked off in our end zone in the last minute of the game – sealed our victory.
There is still lots to work on but I am happy with where we are as a team. Several beers on the long trip home were exactly what we needed after a hard fought win, and we look forward to continuing this momentum as we face another challenging opponent this Sunday at BIAS.
The Eagles are back in BAFANL action this Sunday with our first home game of the season, against the Nottingham Caesars.
Kick off is midday at BIAS, with admission priced at £2 each for adults (for which you receive a free programme) or free for those under-18.
Admission is also free for anyone who as downloaded our mobile app for iOS and Android.