IFAF Champions League – Blitz win, but lose out

This past Saturday saw the London Blitz return to European action in a must win game to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the IFAF Champions League Final Four tournament in July.

They had to turn around a 26 points deficit after losing their opening round game in Paris, and hope that the team that beat them that day, Templiers, lost in Spain to L’Hospitalet Pioners.

London coming off the back off two big wins in the British League got off to a flier when they returned the opening kick off for a touchdown, but it was an error strewn game and the French side were keeping the Blitz within a score for the majority of the game.

At halftime the score was 20-13 in the Londoners favour, they couldn’t build on the lead and the final score of 34-26 was a fair reflection of the game, and a result that on another day they would have been proud of, the margin of victory was not enough though and with Templiers winning later in the day it confirmed the Blitz’s elimination from Europe for this season.

Playing against top quality European opposition, and winning, will of course be a great confidence builder for the remainder of the domestic competition as the Blitz look to regain their crown that their closest rivals the London Warriors took from them last year.

They are next in League action on June 8th, at home in another London derby against the Olympians.


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