The Staffordshire Stallions had a day to forget as they were comfortably beaten 60-6 by a much more experienced University of Nottingham side in their first away game of the season. With many players already on the sidelines due to injury before the game, the Stallions had to learn very quickly with a makeshift defence to try and stop Uni of Nottingham’s strong option running game. However this wasn’t to be the case at the UoN offence rarely had to come out of first gear in the 1st half and ended up comfortably leading 36-0 at the break. What can be said about all the Stallions players however, was despite the scoreline, they would not give up and with many players playing on both sides of the ball, fatigue did eventually play a part that ended up with UoN putting up 60 points. There was at least a crumb of comfort for the Stallions right at the end of the game with the defence forcing a fumble inside UoN’s own half, the offense finally capitalised on this chance with QB Jimmy Grey connecting for his first career touchdown with rookie WR Rhys Parfitt, also collecting his first TD.
With one more came coming up before the Christmas break, the Staffordshire Stallions will look to put this game behind them and look on to face an opening game rematch against the Worcester Royals.