PREVIEW | Blackhawks look to build on first win

10 Jun

The Blackhawks travel back to East London this weekend for their next round of BAFA Flag Southeastern Conference games.

The matches, which take place tomorrow, are hosted by the Victoria Park Panthers and as well as the Blackhawks feature the West Essex Showboats and Aylesbury Vale Panthers.

The Blackhawks will be without a number of regular players for tomorrow’s game, as Jed Parisi (cornerback), Jonny Stratford (linebacker), Cody Hinton (cornerback), PJ Pateman (cornerback) and Josh Randall (wide receiver) are all unavailable.

In the most recent meetings between the sides the Blackhawks lost 56-0 to the Showboats and 32-18 to the Spartans, but speaking on behalf of the team Jake Cooper said that the team aren’t giving up on the post-season yet:

The guys are looking to take the boost we gained through our first league win last weekend and translate that into further success for the ‘Hawks.

With a crucial fixture between us and the Spartans taking place that if we win, keeps our dreams of play-off football alive, this game day is arguably one of our most important.

We won’t be at full strength due to handful of absentees, however the players that will be travelling down are sure to give their all to try and bring home another W.


The first game of the day will kick off at 11am, and pairs the Spartans with the hosts. The full schedule for the day is:

  • Aylesbury Vale Spartans vs Victoria Park Panthers
  • Bedford Blackhawks vs West Essex Showboats
  • West Essex Showboats vs Victoria Park Panthers
  • Bedford Blackhawks vs Aylesbury Vale Spartans

The games will take place on the old section of Wanstead Flats: Harrow Road, E11 3QD:

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