Renegades 37 - 6 Bobcats
Bobcats lose to well drilled Renegades
Despite a brave effort, The Bournemouth Bobcats came up short against the Berkshire Renegades
in their first road game of the 2016 season. The Bobcats travelled to Reading looking to continue where they left off against Portsmouth. For various reasons the Bobcats were light in numbers but as usual players were willing to step up when called upon.
From the opening kick-off the Bobcats looked to make a statement and test the Renegades secondary with a deep ball thrown downfield. The Renegades defence had other ideas and made the interception, setting up a drive of their
own. The Bobcat defence came out and stopped the Renegade offence from gaining momentum, something that this year’s defence has a habit of, but an unlucky bounce saw the resulting punt bounce and hit an unsuspecting Bobcat and was recovered by the Renegades. This time the Renegades took their chance with a nice throw to the back left corner of the end zone where it was caught by the receiver. The resulting kick was missed.
Renegades 6-0 Bobcats
The defence stood up again with #9 Archer making an interception with a good run back but it wasn’t long before the Renegades were on the scoreboard again, a misstep from the offence allowing good field position for the Renegade offence to run it in.
Renegades 12-0 Bobcats
The Bobcats looked like they had no answer to the Renegades but some changes midway through the half saw some success. The Bobcats offence started moving the ball however could not produce the final play to get them in scoring range. Several catches from #43 Peck and some tough running yards from #26 Baker and #4 Isaacs gave the Bobcats hope but again they could not quite finish the drives off.
The Renegades on the other hand continued to make their possessions count and scored two touchdowns late in the half.
Half time score
Renegades 24-0 Bobcats
Some half time adjustments in the Bobcat defence saw some massive improvements. Stopping the Renegades and making them punt on several occasions. #86 Coghlan in particular making some important tackles and recording several sacks on a now rushed Renegade QB. The Renegades continued to look good on both sides of the ball and ran in another touchdown up the middle.
Renegades 30-0 Bobcats
Late in the third quarter the Bobcats finally got on the scoreboard. With the chains moving a little easier the Bobcats offence were 35 yards out when #1 McDonald found #80 Dadson in the back of the end zone. It was little more than a consolation score but the Bobcats did not
deserve to be shut out. The two point conversion failed.
Renegades 30-6 Bobcats
The fourth quarter was a tight one, with neither side taking complete control. The Renegades did score one more touchdown as well as adding the extra point so the game was effectively over. The contest continued on the pitch however with some hard hitting and some good offence. #4 Isaacs making a particularly good catch on the away sideline.
The Bobcats will look to bounce back with a win next time out at home to the Hastings Conquerors.
Final Score: Renegades 37-6 Bobcats
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