August 23, 2019

Swindon set for an American Football bonanza

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A bumper afternoon of American Football will take place on Sunday with both Thames Valley Tigers and Swindon Storm taking part in a double header.

Kicking off the American Football bonanza is Thames Valley Tigers, who take on Cambridge Cats at 12noon at Supermarine Rugby Club.

Following this match, Swindon Storm take on Jurrasic Coast Raptors (3pm start) hoping to bounce back from last weekend’s heavy defeat against Bournemouth Bobcats.

Storm offensive coach Andy Wilson believes conceding penalties cost his side dear last weekend but is confident of an improved performance against the Raptors.

“We were beating ourselves last week with penalties,” said Wilson. “Therefore that’s our focus this week. We have to execute each play and focus through every drive. We’re going to try a few new plays and hope to exploit the weakness we’ve identified.”

Defensive coach Rich Westley says his team are set to fight tooth and nail for victory against Jurassic Raptors, adding: “Our defence are a strong unit and can hold their own against most offences.

“But we’ve been struggling to get off the field and get the rest needed. We’ll look to shut down the big plays and ensure that Jurrasic have to fight for ever yard.”

Meanwhile chairman Steve Bennett has called on the club’s experienced players to help the side bounce back from last weekend’s defeat.

He said: “Coming off such a defeat last week is difficult for all of us to take and will be a huge hurdle to over come.

“We are depending on the experienced players such as Brent Johnson-Fli ppance or Dan Thorne to lift the team and bring us together and make plays when they can.”

Entry to Sunday’s games is free with drinks and snacks available. There will also be a large football themed bouncy castle and Football America’s travelling store will also be in attendance.

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