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Old 28.08.2009, 10:42 AM
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The Titans will host the Leicester Falcons this sunday in the first playoff game of the season. To the victor is a match up against the winners of the Glasgow Tigers @ Staffordshire Surge for a place in the Britbowl Division 2 final, for the losers an abrupt end to their season.

The Falcons bring with them a highly rated Offense who will be truly tested by the Titans truly mean “Big Blue Wrecking Crew” Defense so this is shaping up to a fascinating tie that could go down to the last play of the game. The Falcons finished the season 7-2-1 behind the Surge so face the Titans in the wild card sort but it would be a massive mistake for the Titans to assume that their 10 & 0 record will count for anything in this game.

Kick Off is 2:30pm at Broughton Park RUFC and admittance is £3 per person including Entrance, Program and raffle ticket with the profits from the game going to the Manchester Million, The Titans nominated charity for 2009.

You can check out our website - http://www.manchester-titans.co.uk/ - for further details and you will also be treated to the "Season Highlights and Playoff Preview" video courtesy of Titans TV & ModelWorx
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http://www.manchester-titans.co.uk/blog/archives/612

Falcons end Titans record breaking season

The Leicester Falcons travelled to Manchester today and put an end to the Titans perfect record for 2009 knocking them out of the playoffs to end any hopes of a Britbowl appearance.

The first half started with a long Titans drive which saw the Titans take seven minutes off the clock but unable to penetrate the Falcons defense the Titans settled for a Ryan Farrell field goal.

Leicester managed to move the ball downfield on the ground in response but were also unable to penetrate the Titans defense until the second quarter when the falcons Timi Dada broke through to score on a 21 yard run but the point after was no good. It was to turn out to be Timi Dada’s day as he continually exposed the injury ravaged Titans secondary with most of the starters watching from the stands.

After a blocked field attempt by Ryan Farrell, Alan Mead found his favourite touchdown target this season Chris Heap for 6 to take the lead back but the point after was again no good and with the Falcons Andy Hill capitalising on another huge Timi Dada run to score again regain a lead that the Falcons were never to lose again finishing the first half with a 3 point lead at 12 - 9.

The second half began with the Falcons returning the kick off into the endzone only to have it called back for a block in the back. The Falcon then scored from the first play from scrimmage of the second half to take the lead to 18 - 9. The Titans could do nothing with the next drive and the Falcons once again drove downfield to score and complete the point after taking the score to 25 - 9.

The Titans found their last flourish on a day that was not to be theirs with a long pass from Alan Mead to Adam Simms for a touchdown on possibly Simms’ best performance for the Titans to take the score going into the fourth quarter to 25 - 15 to perhaps give the Titans hope but this was to be extinguished by 2 touchdowns from the Falcons and the failure of the Titans to complete in spite of some excellent play by Mead, Simms and Chris Heap.

The game was decided by the Titans inability to move the ball on the ground today meaning that despite some excellent pass protection and excellent play by the receiving corps, Alan Mead was unable to utilise the full array of weapons at his disposal making defending a much easier job for the Falcons. Missing running backs Ricky Whittle and Antony Bingham also reduced the Titans backfield to just 3 backs all game. Defensively, the line produced some excellent penetration breaking through the Falcons much feted line all day long to catch the runners in the backfield on several occasions and forcing the Falcons QB to scramble desperately, their inability to shut down the secondary due to injuries to Jonasz Bala, Martin Fitzpatrick and a case of food poisoning for Jeremy Walker leaving the Titans secondary with a lack of pace and energy meant that the Falcons were able to do something all other teams have failed to do against the Titans all season long, move the ball. This was clearly not destined to be the Titans day.

The Falcons now play Glasgow Tigers in their next game and the Titans wish both teams the best of luck for the rest of the playoffs.
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so 13 and 0 for next year phillio, and if i can il even play :P
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Hell yes! The post season training has already begun! The fridge is packed full of steak and i'm off to the gym! January can't come soon enough!

A 10-1 season was a great result. Hope we meet the Falcons again though, they are a very strong team and was good playing against em.
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heh steak in the fridge eh, hope thats low fat healthy steak :P

im slowly getting closer to the gym, looks like im only working tomorow so should be able to hurl myself at it thursday and sat and then sleep off the doms for two days :/

least im down to a skinny 290lbs
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We watch the Falcons and were naturally delighted that they won.

Have to say Manchester were great hosts and have quite an impressive venue. Best of luck to the Titans for next season.

Here's hoping the Falcons can go all the way to Brit-Bowl.
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Looks like us Wolverines get another crack at Manchester next season :P
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oh my, the humanity!
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