ROSES 2014: American Football Preview

After the disappointment of a home defeat last year, York Centurions will be desperate to win their clash with Lancaster Bombers on Saturday at lunchtime. After a narrow 15-14 victory away in Lancaster in 2012, could history be about to repeat itself?

Their have been some new recruits to the squad in the form of freshers this year, many of whom had never played the sport before they came to university. For this reason, in many ways it has been a season of transition for the Centurions.

Nevertheless, the squad boasts some strong talents, some of who attended trials for the Great Britain national side. One of them was Club President Fred Isaac. Speaking to Vision, the 2014 YUSU Presidential candidate said: “The York Centurions are looking to secure their second ever Roses victory, with several freshers stepping up to the roles we have demanded of them.

“This is also the final game for many of the Centurions who have taken the team from their first 3-2 win to our highest scoring offence ever. It’s going to be a big game for us and Lancaster.But I hope we will, as a team, in my final game, step up to the plate and show everyone what Centurion football is all about.”

Despite arguably going into the game as underdogs, there are four valuable points up for grabs, and they will be ready for a tight contest over in Lancaster.