DMU Lions suffer huge defeat in first game in new division

By Beth Surridge

De Montfort University’s American Football team failed to kick off their first season in division one successfully, losing 20-0 to Derby Braves.

Last year, the DMU Lions (then called the Falcons) secured promotion into the top division for the first time in the club’s history.

However, they did not get off to the best start in this new league although second year player Alex Hulme said that they “expected to lose by a greater margin.”

He added: “Long story short, we lost they won. They had six Americans in their team, who will have played the game longer than we have and know more than we know.

“We installed a new playbook and it didn’t work, our first-pick quarterback got injured and we had to use a back up instead. We did well when considering the circumstances.”

Their next game is away on Sunday, November 24, against Loughborough.

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