The Leicester Falcons defeated the Shropshire Revolution 34-0 at Oakengates Leisure Centre on Sunday to keep their hopes of an unbeaten season and the NFC II South division title in tact.
It was the third time the two sides had met in 2016 with the Falcons winning their first two encounters. Despite the loss the Revolution still has a chance to clinch playoff spot, but only by winning their remaining three games.
Shropshire are away to Staffordshire next weekend knowing that a win would give them a 2-1 head-to-head lead over their local rivals. They then head up to Lincolnshire who have yet to win a game all season.
The final game is a potential banana skin against the Humber Warhawks, who seem to be a completely different side at home. Either way, it looks like being an exciting end to the season for the Revolution.
Sunday’s game was never going to be easy but the Revolution gave a great account of themselves despite being down on numbers on both offence and defence.
The home side restricted the Falcons to just eight points in the first half before a late touch down edged the Falcons ahead 14-0 at the main break.
Revolution backup quarterback Adam Harris was making his first start of the season and was under fire on a number of occasions as the Falcons defence caused him all kinds of problems.
However, despite this, the away side gave up 60-yards in penalties to keep the Revolution in touching distance of getting back into the game.
Sadly the Falcons found first gear in the second half and made a number of drives down field, which resulted in scores. Instead of kicking the extra point they opted for the two-point conversion, which they were successful with.
To Shropshire’s credit it was a solid performance and many offensive players made the switch to the defence to help their teammates out!
For more images from the match check out Mike Dean’s page here.