DMU Lions keep unbeaten record running against Greens
By Rian Fearnehough
The DMU Lions continued their unbeaten start to the season on Sunday, beating Nottingham Greens 43-6.
The De Montfort University Lions continue the push for the playoffs with another impressive win, giving them a 3-0 start to the season.
Nottingham Greens may no longer be able to reach the playoffs because of this loss and one they previously had against the Lincoln Colonials.
The Lions defence was again impressive against another tough test, the offence also did its job very well, giving Nottingham little chance in the game.
One of the defensive captains, Amechi Onebunne said after receiving MVP for the game: “Coming out of the gate we hit them hard and most importantly we hit them together.
“The energy and the drive getting to the ball from every defensive player is what helped us in shutting down Notts stellar run game.”
Nottingham’s run game was completely destroyed by the defence as the Lions actually gained four yards from Nottingham runs across the game.
The defence showed they were together as a team and willing to fight to win the game, in the end this allowed the Lions to dominate the game and nullify the threat of Nottingham.
Another top performance for the Lions earned an MVP award for Matt Wells, who said after his debut game: “I’ve watched American Football for probably the last 7 or 8 years but only decided to play this year due to coach Stuart and my flatmate Joel. They both urged me to come down and give it a go, I saw post Christmas as the perfect opportunity and I don’t regret it!
“I loved every second of it, maybe not the getting up at 6am part but everything else was amazing. It feels like a family and everyone looks out for each other. Plus that winning feeling just makes everything so much sweeter.”
The Lions are now looking ahead to the next game against the Lincoln Colonials, who will be desperate to win to give them a chance to reach the playoffs after they were beaten by the Staffordshire Stallions.