Bath Killer Bees @ Birmingham Lions

On Wednesday 14th February (yes, the first BUCS Wednesday ever for the Lions), the Birmingham Lions faced the Bath Killer Bees. The Lions were looking to capitalise on their victory earlier in the week against the same opponents, whilst also hoping to get rookies some much-needed experience. Whilst not as clinical as their weekend performance, the Lions still managed to come out as 48-20 victors, moving to 6-1 on the season.

On offence, the Lions produced one of their strongest performances of the year. With this match not being played on a swamp, unlike at Bath, the Running Backs were able to find their feet. An astonishing six rushing touchdowns on the day from five different sources. Particular standouts were Biyi Adetunji with two scores and Joe Fuller who amassed 74 yards and a touchdown off only three carries. Bath deserve credit for slowing down the Lions pass game, but they could not stop Joe Hamilton from scoring his first touchdown for the Lions: well deserved after dominating all year.

Defensively, meanwhile, the Lions struggled. Whilst three scores may not seem excessive, the coaches and players alike know that the performance was not up to standard, especially as they had shut the Killer Bees out only three days earlier. On a positive note, the Lions D were able to force a further three turnovers, with both Sam Taylor and Chris Maddison accruing their third turnover in the past two games.

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