Conquerors 34 - 26 Bobcats
Game 8 of the Bobcats 2017 campaign saw them face off away against the Hasting Conquerors.
A closely fought game between two sides lacking in numbers ending in a 1 score victory for Hastings.
The Bobcats drove to the 15 yard line in the last minute and thought they had the catch to get the first down but it was overturned and the Conquerors ran the clock out to get their first win of the season.
Starting his first game in at QB, Colosio #6 led strongly and marched the Bobcats up the field resulting in missed field goal.
The Conquerors scored with a long pass which brought the Bobcats out and saw a first appearance of the season for head coach Simon McLean at QB. McLean's first pass was a 60 yard touchdown to WR Nacho #8 over the top.
McLean then ran home a 3 yard sneak up the middle to bring the score to 13-6. The Conquerors then replied with another pass to end the first half 13-12 Bobcats.
The second half saw the Conquerors score with a long pass and bring out the Bobcats offense. QB Colosio led from the front and took the team to the 1 yard line after linking up with WR Barnes #13 whose 1 handed catch and 15 yard run was inches from adding to the scoreboard. RB Rupert F-Smith #22 ran in the next play for his first ever TD!
Another score for the Conquerors meant the Bobcats needed to put up another 7 points to tie the game and they did this with QB Colosio #6 hitting WR Luke Marder #17 with an inside slant from 5 yards.
With the game tied at 26-26, it came down to the 2 minute warning. Hastings took the game by the scruff of its neck, scoring and successfully adding 2. The Bobcats drove down the field and came within a contested catch to tie up the game.
A tough defeat for a team who have lost half their offense and defence to injury but can hold their heads up high after fighting for every yard play after play.
Game MVPs :-
Special mention: RB Jonathan Rupert Franklin-Smith III- first score and hard yards.
Offensive MVP: RB Davy Baker- big yards, bigger heart!
Special Mention: LB Rob Tisshaw- body on the line every snap!
Defensive MVP: NT Gregory Coope- big plays and no mercy!
Congratulations to the Hastings Conquerors on their first win of the season.
Bobcats lose close game away to Conquerors
Final Score: Conquerors 34 - 26 Bobcats
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