London Hornets

Hornets go 4-0 after nail biting win against the Cambridge Cats

Photos by Phil Hutchinson

In a back and forth duel, the London Hornets beat the Cambridge Cats 14 to 13 in a game that came down to a missed field goal with 2 minutes left in the game.

The London Hornets got off to a strong start with a scoring drive in the first quarter, by Pascal Kranzlein. The conversion was good and the Hornets were off to a 7-0 lead.


RB Pascal Kränzlein #9 breaks through the Cats Defence.

Credit to the Cambridge Cats, they created a turnover through a interception and made the most of the improved field position as they tied the game 7-7.

In the second quarter both teams turned over the football through fumbles and the Hornets also intercepted the Cats through a sideline grab by Jonathon Plahar. Whilst it was an even quarter, the Cats managed to score a TD, though missed the extra point to make it 7-13.


Hornets D gang tackle Cambridgeshire Cats RB.

The third period saw the Hornets playing with more intensity and teamwork, which paid off in another TD run by Pascal Kranzlein. The extra point was successful which meant that the Hornets led the Cats 14-13.

The fourth quarter was a tense one as both sides defenses tightened up to limit the scoring opportunities. With around 4 minutes in the half remaining, the Cats had a long punt return to set themselves up on the Hornets 25 yard line. After being unable to convert, and with 2 minutes left on the clock, the Cats went for the potentially game winning field goal – wide right.


TE Aaron Bunton #31 storms down the field for a first down.

The Hornets then ran out the clock and secured their 4th win of the season.

Whilst the Hornets are still undefeated, this game showed that there is still room for improvement and with 3 weeks until the next game, there will be plenty of time to correct things in preparation for the London Blitz B match on June 19th.

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