Around the Continent: Roger’s Corner – 7/2/14

Great Britain

Premiership North: The division leading Tamworth Phoenix beat hosted the Birmingham Bulls shutting them out 20-0, while the Lancarshire Wolves edged Coventry 7-0. The game between East Kilbride and Yorkshire was cancelled due to low player numbers for Yorkshire. So the Tamworth Phoenix remain atop the North standings at 6-0 followed by the Pirates at 5-0. Despite the loss, Coventry still occupies third at 4-2 and Yorkshire fourth at 3-2.

Premiership South: The scores continued to remain lopsided. The division leading London Warriors embarrassed the third place Bristol Aztecs 62-0 while their cross-town rivals the London Blitz did the same to the East Kent Mavericks pummeling them 79-0. In the only close game in the South the South Wales Warriors beat the Cambridgeshire Cats 21-20. The Warriors lead the South with a 6-0 record with the Blitz advancing to second at 5-0. Bristol dropped to third (4-1) and South Wales is fourth at 3-3.

London Warriors v. Bristol Aztecs


No games were played as the Alphen Eagles and Amsterdam Crusaders prepare for their championship tilt, Tulip Bowl XXX this coming weekend. This will be the third time in three years that the Eagles and the Crusaders face each other in the Dutch championship game, Tulip Bowl XXX. The only game the Crusaders lost this season was to Alphen by a 13-0 score. The Alphen Eagles are the defending champions having won the past two Tulip Bowls. But they are facing a legacy as, since 2004 the Amsterdam Crusaders have appeared in the Tulip Bowl nine times and won six titles.

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Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.