The Northants Phantoms won the inaugural Blackhawk Bowl at Bedford International Athletics Stadium last weekend.
Action began with the Blackhawks facing up against the Phantoms. The young ‘Hawks managed to get two scores in the first half and lead at the halfway point, but after a couple of mistakes and some brilliantly constructed Phantoms drives saw Phantoms take the lead and the game 32-12.
The Blackhawks then faced-up against Northants Titans who demonstrated their experience with a confident victory. An excellent performance from the Spartans saw them see off the Titans, but it was the Phantoms who managed to maintain performance levels to beat the Spartans and tie with the Titans to clinch the trophy.
The final match of the day saw the Spartans overcome the Blackhawks to secure second place.
Speaking after the tournament, Jake Cooper said:
In terms of organisation I am delighted with how the day unfolded. It was a major milestone to play our first competitive football and I’d like to thank all who attended what we hope will become an annual event – I hope the day was enjoyable for all teams involved.
I am extremely happy with how the guys played and how they conducted themselves throughout. Obviously the tournament has exposed a number of areas in which we as a team need to develop and strengthen, but that is to be expected and we look forwarded to trying to address those issues and developing ahead of the Phantoms Charity Bowl on Saturday 27th.
Blackhawk Bowl Scores
Blackhawks 13-32 Phantoms
Blackhawks 0-37 Titans
Titans 13-21 Spartans
Spartans 20-24 Phantoms
Blackhawks 0-32 Spartans
Phantoms 19-19 Titans
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