February 25, 2021

GB star Polly grabs European silver

Swindon-based American Footballer Polly Drew talks to Your Sport Swindon after she picked up a silver medal at the Women’s European Championships.

Representing Great Britain’s Women, Drew and her teammates reached the finals of the competition in Spain despite being the lowest ranked team in the tournament.

Drew & Co exceeded all expectations by defeating Germany and Sweden en route to the final where they faced Finland.

GB beat Germany 17-6 with touchdowns from Hannah Pye and Jo Kilby, plus a field goal and two PAT kicks by Jayne Goodliffe.

They then went on to defeat Sweden two days later with a final scoreline of 30-14.

After establishing a first half lead with a touchdown from Jess Anderson and a field goal by Goodliffe, Great Britain extended their lead in the second half with scores from Pye and Sian Kersse before Sweden mounted a comeback.

The Swedish team managed two quick scores before a smart-thinking fumble recovery was returned 78 yards by GB linebacker Afia Law to seal the win.

GB faced a very strong Finnish side in the final and despite keeping the game close until the fourth quarter, the Finns finally broke away with three unanswered scores to win the game 50-12.

Their performance places BAFA’s women as ranked second in Europe ahead of the next international competitions, likely to be in 2017 and 2019.

Click on the video above to watch Drew’s interview with Your Sport Swindon.

 

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