The Sydney Uni American Football team delivered their most complete team performance of the season to trounce the North Western Predators 48-8, before vowing to continue to improve all facets of their game.
The Lions 40 point round three win – their 62nd consecutive NSW Gridiron Football League victory – appeared routine enough, but what was most noticeable was that all three units of the team delivered at the same time for the first time in season 2012.
The teams offense shook off the rust of last week and went back to the hardnosed Lions style football they are known for; the defense continued to show why they are the most feared unit in the league, executing exotic blitzes, well disciplined coverage and sound tackling to kept the Predators in check; while special teams delivered sound kicking, excellent tackling, and a valuable return for a touchdown.
Lions Coach Ogborne was pleased with the effort that was shown by his players, especially the younger players who stepped up and executed, but admitted that ominously the team would improve.
“Although a long way from where we want to be, this was a step in the right direction, and we will be better next week,” said Ogborne.
A scary warning indeed for next week’s opponents and league new boys – the Newcastle Cobras.