Falcons defeat neighbours Coventry Jets

Leicester Falcons 48 : Coventry Jets 0

Leicester Falcons made it two wins out of two with a convincing win against neighbours Coventry Jets at Leicester Road. The Falcons racked up seven touchdowns and the defence limited the Jets defence to only a handful of first downs throughout the afternoon.

It was a slow start for both teams, with the Jets having the better of the opening possessions but unable to capitalise.  Leicester meanwhile were frustrated by the Jets’ pass rush, making three early sacks of quarterback Joe Brammer.  The breakthrough finally came when a Coventry punt was taken on the bounce by Taylor Brown, who used his momentum to burst through the Jets punt team for a 46 yard return touchdown.  The Falcons running game through Marcus Francis and Adam Gumbs was firing on all cylinders, but it was Ashton Patterson who capped off a long drive with a 3 yard touchdown run.  The defence meanwhile wasn’t giving up anything, and cornerback Joel Gregoire ended the Jets’ best looking drive with an athletic interception to make the halftime score 13-0.

In the second half the Falcons offence came out all guns blazing.  Their first possession of the half ended in a touchdown as Brammer found Joseph Singleton-Wells for his first touchdown reception from 25 yards out.  After a prolonged stoppage following a serious looking injury to a Jets player, Marcus Francis finally scored the touchdown he had been promising all afternoon, and when Taylor Brown jumped the short pass and returned the ball for a defensive touchdown the game was over.  Patterson and Singleton-Wells added a second touchdown each in the final quarter for a 48-0 final score.

Next up for the Falcons is the East Midlands Derby with fierce rivals Nottingham Caesars.  Kickoff on Sunday 29th April is 2:30pm as the Falcons bid for three in a row.