PREVIEW: Yorkshire Rams @ Sheffield Predators

Posted on 31st July 15

This weekend’s game sees the Rams travel to local rivals the Sheffield Predators for a must-win game to have a chance of avoiding relegation. Having defeated the Predators in the first game of the season Yorkshire will be hoping to complete the double and solidify their claim to the title of Yorkshire’s number 1. Here we preview the key points of the fixture:

Last Meeting

Yorkshire Rams 28 – 14 Sheffield Predators

19th April 2015

Game Review

Highlights

A big victory for a team mostly made up of players that had never played a game of American Football before this season.

Previous Meetings

11th May 2014 – Yorkshire Rams 11 – 8 Sheffield Predators

25th August 2013 – Yorkshire Rams 20 – 22 Sheffield Predators

19th May 2013 – Sheffield Predators 28 – 19 Yorkshire Rams

Ones To Watch

Yorkshire Rams – Elliot Jackson

Last year’s Rookie of the Year has had a solid second season in Ram’s colours and will be looking to add another touchdown to his tally and cause Sheffield as many problems as he did in the first game of the season.

With pace on both offense and special teams, #27 will be looking to exploit any gaps in the Predators defence and make big gains for the Rams.

 

Sheffield Predators – The Marsden Brothers

Image from Predators’ Facebook page

 

Ex-Rams Anthony and Matthew Marsden are unlikely to cut the Yorkshire offense any slack in this big relegation battle.

After travelling to their former home ground and leaving with a 28-14 loss on opening day, the defensive duo will be looking to limit the Rams run game and get one over on their former team-mates.

 

The game will be played at Sheffield Hallam Sports Park, Bawtry Road, Sheffield, S9 1UA. Entry is free to spectators and will kickoff at 2.30pm. We hope to see you all there.

 

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