LIVE STREAM: Denmark – Triangle Razorbacks v. Søllerød Gold Diggers (4p CEST, 10a EDT)

A Danish American football rivalry is renewed for another season when the Søllerød Gold Diggers and Triangle Razorbacks collide on Saturday night.

These two clubs are Denmark’s DAFF National League only unbeaten teams. The clubs fight not only first place in the league, but also bragging rights. There is always a lot of emotion in games between the two clubs, and both hate to lose to the other. Smack talk via social media between the Razorbacks and Gold Diggers has been underway in the week leading up to the fight, but can the players back it up on the pitch?

Razorbacks reload

As if the defending champions were not strong enough already, the past week has seen the Razorbacks make three exciting additions. Before their game against Wroclaw Panthers on last Saturday they welcomed new quarterback Shazzon Mumphrey. Danish offensive lineman Theis Bagnkop and new American import, defensive linman H.C. Kelley, join the club for the match against the Gold Diggers. Kelley, 25-year-old, played for Central Methodist University before coming to Europe and most recently played for the GFL2 Dusseldorf Panthers.

Søllerød prepared for battle

The home team from Søllerød is, as mentioned, also undefeated. Head coach Troels Vestergaard is thankful for his entire team, but especially one athlete has specifically impressed him in the season’s first three games. “We have quite a few who have played well in our first matches, both young and experienced, but Bobby (Robert Burton III) has been exceptional,” said Vestergaard.

Vestergaard does not think it is a disadvantage for the Razorbacks to have already played two games more than the rest of the National League due to their participation in the international Central European Football League (CEFL) tournament, on the contrary: “It is an advantage that they have played matches at high level so early in the season, and I expect that they come with a lot of motivation and confidence on Saturday.”

Of course, only one of the two teams remain unbeaten after the game on Saturday, and Vestergaard thinks it will be the Gold Diggers. “Because we make fewer mistakes than they do,” boasts the head coach.

LIVE STREAM: Denmark – Triangle Razorbacks v. Søllerød Gold Diggers (10p CEST, 4p EDT)


Last match-ups:

09/23/2016 – Triangle Razorbacks – Søllerød Gold Diggers – 35-28
09/10/2016 – Triangle Razorbacks – Søllerød Gold Diggers – 35-13
05/14/2016 – Søllerød Gold Diggers – Triangle Razorbacks – 7-23
10/10/2015 – Triangle Razorbacks – Søllerød Gold Diggers – 21-17
09/12/2015 – Søllerød Gold Diggers – Triangle Razorbacks – 16-21


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