Fury put to sword by Sabres, drop to 0-3

The LJMU Fury had a tough away game this week at Sheffield Sabres, and came away from it having had a tough afternoon at the hands of the Yorkshire outfit and a bumper crowd.

They got off to the worst possible start, as the Sabres scored on their first drive of the day. In what would become a theme for the day, Sheffield would miss the XP and the score sat at 6-0 to the home team. Try as they might, the Fury could not get themselves going on the ground or through the air and exchanged a number of 3 and outs with Sheffield before the next score of the day. The Sabres got themselves on the board again, but once again missed the PAT, and the home team stretched out to a 12-0 lead.

The Fury then started to pull some drives together, and got close to the Sheffield red zone, through strong runs from TD machine Daishawn Honohan and through the air from QB Harry Sackman. A missed field goal, in ever worsening conditions, put paid to any points before the half for the travelling team ,but the Sabres, however, were not done yet, and added a 3rd TD of the day. This time, they converted the 2pt conversion, and they sat with a very comfortable 20-0 lead at the half.

The half time show from the Sabres cheerleaders did little to distract them, and they stretched their lead further in the 2nd half with another unconverted touchdown. The game looked well and truly done with at 26-0.

The LJMU Fury have put up a 75 points over the last few weeks, and were determined to ensure that they didn’t leave the White Rose county with a duck egg, and they got their just rewards for their tenacity in the 4th quarter. Harry Sackman through a dart to WR Matt Spoors and moved the scoreboard to 26-6. The Fury, so good in previous weeks on 2pt conversions, failed in their attempt, after a pass from Sackman fell incomplete. This was the end of the scoring for the day, as the Sabres ran the clock out to move to 2-1 on the year.

The Fury have little time to rest, as they head back to Sheffield this coming Sunday to take on the Sheffield Hallam Warriors, whilst the Sabres host runaway leaders UCLAN Rams.

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