Essex Spartans vs. Watford Cheetahs


Date Time League Season
May 31, 2014 7:00 pm BAFA NL II South Central 2014


Watford Cheetahs2507335Win
Essex Spartans00066Loss
35 - 6
Full Time


The Essex Spartans senior team lost to unbeaten Watford Cheetahs 35-6 under floodlights in Billericay.

In front of an increased crowd enjoying the warm evening, the Spartans started nervously against opponents on a six game winning run, and after a series of errors found themselves 25-0 down early in the second quarter.

However, the Spartans recovered to push their opponents hard from then on, Norris Owusu once again scoring a touchdown on a 16-yard pass from James Dawson; and linebacker Oli Huke making 6 solo tackles.

The Spartans senior team next face Ouse Valley Eagles on June 15th.

A day after the defeat, the Spartans Youth Team (ages 14-16) exacted a measure of revenge, beating the Cheetah’s Youth Team 18-0 in their second ever tournament. The Spartans Youth have now won 50% of their matches at the midway point of their debut season.