LIVESTREAM Poland: Bialystok Lowlanders v. Warsaw Eagles, May 8, 20:00 CET (8 pm, 2:00 pm ET)

The Warsaw Eagles (0-2) will host the Bialystok Lowlanders (1-0) this Saturday in one of two games in the Polish Football League this weekend.

The Lowlanders are seen as one of the favorites for the Polish title this season, while the Eagles are looking to find their identity in the early part of this season.

The Lowlanders won their season opener last week against the Warsaw Mets 26-12. In that game, starting quarterback Derrick Evans went down with a lower body injury in the second quarter. Usually losing your starting signal caller so early in the game leads to a loss, but the Lowlanders and Polish reserve quarterback Lukasz Silwowski were able to hold on and get the victory. Silwowsky was able to find Rafal Krolewski deep for a touchdown and the Lowlanders defense sealed the victory with a pick six in the game’s final minutes.

Bialystok Lowlanders v. Warsaw Eagles, May 8, 20:00 CET (8 pm, 2:00 pm ET)

Lowlanders coach Troy Baker on last week’s game and overcoming injuries:

It was probably the one thing we weren’t prepared for that week. We knew we had to make it through the first game before we had our back up ready. Of course, the one thing we weren’t ready for happened and I was happy with how are team finished and embarrassed the issues head on. We had a lot of mistakes, but we found a way to pull out the victory. Better win ugly than lose looking good.

For the Eagles, they will have a chance to win their first game on their home field as they’ve dropped both of their games this season. Head coach Talib Wise and the Eagles have improved week to week as they look to build up a program that only played nine-man football last season. Defensive back Darrian Winston has been a force for the team, making plays on defense and special teams. The former Arena league player has been one of the Eagles leading tacklers and has been dynamic in the return game.

Quarterback Shazzon Mumphrey on the Eagles slow and steady improvement:

We’ve definitely made some improvements. Prior to our last game we practiced well. Guys were locked in and focused but even still I think It could have been much better. Coach Wise emphasizes that the game is won well before Saturday. The guys and I agree and we’ve all bought in. As far as building chemistry It comes obviously with repetitions. So, we’ve been spending time outside team training to get extra work and get on the same page. I thought we moved the ball well against Bydgoszcz two weeks ago but still had too many mistakes, we’ve got to help our defense, they’ve carried us when the game is close the first couple weeks.

Look for the Bialystok to show improved play after what they consider an ugly win last week against the Warsaw Mets. The Eagles will be aiming to improve on their first two games and get the win.

Watch the game live here. Bialystok Lowlanders v. Warsaw Eagles, May 8, 20:00 CET (8 pm, 2:00 pm ET)

Warsaw Eagles roster (Click to enlarge)

Bialystok Lowlanders roster (Click to enlarge)

 

 

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