Leicester Falcons made it four wins out of four with a comprehensive takedown of Shropshire Revolution in Telford on Sunday. The Falcons ran in seven scores and the defence recorded a third consecutive game without conceding a touchdown.
The Falcons defence came out all guns blazing, sacking the Revolution quarterback on the third play of the day via defensive end Rob Rees. After forcing the punt, the Falcons offence wasted no time getting on the scoresheet through a strong running game capped off by fullback Adam Gumbs’ 12 yard touchdown run. Again, the defence kept the pressure on and quickly forced a fumble which was recovered by linebacker Pete Sandham, but Leicester were unable to capitalise. Shropshire’s best chance of the first half came after an unexpected punt deflected off a Falcons player, allowing the Revolution to keep possession, but the defence held and the ball turned over on downs. The Falcons responded with another scoring drive, Joe Brammer passing to Alex Preece from 28 yards, and added a third score just before halftime courtesy of Gumbs.
Shropshire came out strong in the second half and passed the ball well, but fumbled in the red zone and the Falcons defence recovered through Taylor Brown. Brammer wasted no time in recording a second touchdown pass, passing short to Preece who skipped through the defence for a 56 yard score. Adam Gumbs completed his hattrick as the fourth quarter began, giving the offence a chance to give match experience to some of the squad players. Backup quarterback Nick Whitehead got on the scoresheet himself via a 4 yard run, and Brown capped off the performance with an interception return to complete a 46-0 victory.
Next up for the Falcons is a trip to local rivals Nottingham Caesars in two weeks as they look to continue their unbeaten run.
Photo is of hattrick star Adam Gumbs. Photographer Karen Turner