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19.04.2015 La Courneuve Flash
SWARCO RAIDERS Tirol celebrate clear opening victory in the BIG6
The victory was the second in the third international comparison with La Courneuve. "This win was incredibly important. Now we have it in our hands to reach the Eurobowl, "said SWARCO RAIDERS head coach Shuan Fatah. "Comparing the last weeks, we improved again today. That's what I wanted to see. The French have set us under pressure in the first half very well. However, with increasing playing time, we found better to our game and at the end we looked very good in offensive, defensive and special teams. "
Quarterback Sean Shelton threw four touchdown passes, three of them on wide receiver Kyle Callahan. Running back David Oku scored with a kickoff return touchdown. Running Back Fabien-André Gärtner found the way into the end zone twice and the SWARCO RAIDERS defense conquered three fumbles.
In the first half, both teams met at eye level. The hosts took the lead with a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Paul Durand to wide receiver Loic Lesuperbe. The extra point gave the Flash a 7:0 lead.
In the second quarter the Tyroleans turned the game in their favor. First Gärtner has a 5-yard touchdown run. Wide receiver/kicker Fabian Abfalter marked the the 7:7 by the extra point. Even before the half-time break wide receiver Adrian Platzgummer put the next points on the scoreboard with a 9-yard touchdown run. With a successful PAT the SWARCO RAIDERS led with 14:7.
After halftime the Tyroleans quickly increased the lead by Shelton's 4-yard touchdown pass to Gärtner. The extra point gave the 21:7. Paris responded with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Durand on Lesuperbe. Ziane shortened by PAT.
But the following kickoff brought the next points for the guests from Tyrol. Oku took the ball on the 9-yard line and sprinted into the end zone without hindrance of a French player. The extra point was blocked. But the SWARCO RAIDERS now led by 27:14.
Before the end of the third period, the Tyroleans scored for a bigger lead: After a fumble from La Courneuve Shelton threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Callahan. The extra point failed again. But the Tyrolean had a 33:14 now.
In the final quarter the SWARCO RAIDERS finally moved away. The defense forced two turnovers and Shelton threw two touchdown passes to Callahan over 23 yards and 3 yards. In addition there were two extra points of Abfalter. In the end it was 47:14 victory for the Austrian Guest over the French hosts.