Black Knights vs Jurassic Coast Raptors (The Rematch)

The Worcestershire Black Knights got revenge on Sunday by beating the Jurassic Coast Raptors in the closing seconds of the game to take away a second win of the season, and a first on the road. Sam Bennett started the Knights off in good spirits by punching home a touchdown in the first quarter after a fantastic ball from QB Matt Edgar to Tight End Stephen Lawrence, with Chris Jones kicking for the extra point. The Raptors replied although they couldn’t find the end zone, and after unable to complete a passing touchdown, they got 3 points from a field goal.

A long drive up the field in the second quarter saw the Knights get within the Raptors 10 yard line and Matt Edgar found the end zone by diving over the opposing player to take the score to 13-3. The kick for the extra point was blocked and although another a decent drive was found by the Raptors, they still couldn’t get in the end zone. Another field goal took the score to 13-6 and that’s how the half ended. The Knights came out for the second half hungry to tie up the game, but it was the Raptors who got the first points on the board; finally getting the ball in the end zone and converting the PAT the scores were now tied at 13-13. Both teams took it in turns to get agonisingly close to each other’s end zones but unable to find it.

With the 2 minute warning given by the official, it looked as though the Knights were heading for their first experience of Over Time. Both teams kept looking to exploit each other’s defence and break through into the end zone, and finally it came, with 20 seconds left on the clock Matt Edgar pitched a ball that seemed to float for ages before landing in the hands of Chris Jones who had found acres of room in the Raptors end zone. Jones then converted the PAT to take the score to 13-20 and add another win to the Black Knights debut season.

The Black Knights now sit in 4th position behind their next opponents, Swindon Storm who visit Kings Norton Rugby Club on Sunday 18th June.

Full Photo Album: – credit Paul St John Photography.