Gloucester Gladiators brave the storm in defeat against Exeter Demons
Gloucester Gladiators 0
ATROCIOUS conditions almost put paid to the game between Exeter and Gloucester.
But with a huge backlog of fixtures still to be completed before the end of the season in mid-March the game went ahead.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, June 30 2013
Exeter Demons' offence, renowned for their trick plays, went at the Gladiators with all guns blazing. And if it wasn't for an outstanding effort from the defence throughout the game, might well have run up a hefty score.
At the end of the day, on the two-minute warning in the third quarter, it came down to just one play from the Exeter quarter-back to settle the result, going over for a touchdown and scoring the two extra point conversion.
Up to then the Gladiators defence soaked up everything from the Demons offence. Number 49 James Armah showed why he is in the GB squad with a quality performance before going off injured just before the score from Exeter.
Gloucester's offence were never really in the game until four minutes from the final whistle. The Exeter defence found themselves under severe pressure when a fine series of plays pushed them back to within ten yards of their endzone, but any flickering hopes of a score disappeared with a fumble.
With three games to go the Gladiators are still in with a great chance of having a winning season under their belts.
Head coach Steve Suddell said: "Before the game I predicted this would be a one score win and it was. Unfortunately, it wasn't us who scored. We lost by one touch down and two extra points. But that's the way it goes.
"It's a blow but we will recover. Our play-off hopes now lie with what other teams in our conference do to each other."