GB Lions 18  France 17

Report courtesy of Glen Schild

The Great Britain Lions have defied the odds and have won the B Championships in Amiens, France with a stunning 18-17 victory over France on Saturday Night.

The French took a 7-0 first quarter lead and then forced GB Quarterback Adam Lane out of the game on a play which drew a personal foul against the French. Despite the expectation that this would stop the Brits, the rest of the team rallied behind backup quarterback, Pete Rogers from Gateshead who threw 2 touchdown passes to Mark Squire and Tamas Byrne. He also kicked the game winning field goal with 38 seconds remaining.

The Lions will now progress to the A Championship next year, joining Germany, Sweden and Finland.


Scoring Summary

France Score     0-7

Mark Squires Reception from Pete Rogers  PAT Good   7-7

France Score   7-14

Tamas Byrne 30yd Reception   2 point PAT Mark Cohen   15-14

France 25 yd Field Goal  15-17

Pete Rogers 30 yard Field Goal 18-17