PREVIEW | Sandwell Steelers (H)

19 May

The Eagles’ second home game of the 2016 season takes place this weekend as we welcome the Sandwell Steelers to BIAS in the Midlands Football Conference.

It is the second meeting between the two sides this season, after Sandwell ran out 24-6 victors last month at Tipton Academy.

Since then they have also beaten local rivals the Birmingham Bulls (18-14) and Nottingham Caesars (6-0), and last week lost for the first time so far this season, 6-3 away to the Doncaster Mustangs.

The Eagles bounced back from the opening day defeat by digging out a 13-12 win over the Mustangs, but then lost the home opener to the Nottingham Caesars a week later.

Team News

Eagles QB Zach Wodaege is fully fit for the first time this season, as is Wide Receiver Alex Smith.

Wide Receiver Kevin Vasquez makes his return from special Team America business and Running Back Richard Thompson is expected to make his debut.

On defense new signings Julian Ikeme (LB) and Mal Stevenson (DL) will also make their debuts after transferring from the London Blitz and Peterborough Saxons respectively.

Long-term injury victims Vasco Dias (DB), James Busby (OL) and Anthony Ogunleye are all out.


In this week’s Programme

This week’s programme cover features Defensive Back Chris Parr.

Inside we hear from Chairman Neale McMaster, Interim Head Coach Darren Hill, Defensive Captain Gareth Pullen and Rookie of the Week Matthew Greet.

We also have a feature on our visitors the Sandwell Steelers, a Spectator Guide and more.

The programme is free with admission (£2 each for adults or free for under-18s).


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