Starting off with the Men's final we had a hard fight between Sandpit Snipers Men's and Purple Gang. It was a huge advantage for Snipers scoring two unanswered touchdowns and Purple Gang having only five players.
Purple Gang tried everything and used their speed and ball handling skills but Snipers managed to stay tight in defence and managing to score at the right time. With 8 min to go, a player sent off and three points down, Purple Gang tried everything to come back but Snipers held it together and deserved to win this year's Summer League.
In the 3rd/4th playoff game we saw a tight game between Sandpit Knights and Harpenden Coaches. With Knights comfortably winning both games in the pool stages (10-5 and 7-3) Harpenden Coaches gave everything to win this game and not finishing up as 'wooden spoonists'. Scores were made on both sides but at the end Knights managed to hold on to a 2 points advantage and won the game with 6-4.
Congratulations to Snipers for winning the Men's division for the 2nd consecutive year.
The final in the Mixed division was decided within the first few minutes. It was clear that The Flying Wedges wanted to win the title for the second time in three years. With Flying Wedges playing a strong defence and and even stronger offence Sandpit Knights & Maids were made to work extremeley hard from the outset. After scoring only 8 last week, The Flying Wedges, for the 6th time this summer league, scored 10+ touchdowns. They have been the best Mixed team this year and well deserved to win the title for the 2nd time in three years.
Thank you to all our referees for coming down each week and doing a good job. And thank you to all players, we hope you enjoyed this years summer league and we hope to see you all next year again.