The Broncos 2019 league campaign got off to a great start on the 13th of April as they went 3 and 0 on the day.
In their first game of the day they beat their long term adversaries, the Glasgow Hornets 37 – 27. That was followed by a reasonably comfortable 39 – 6 win over the Edinburgh Outlaws, and the day was finished off with a 26 – 0 win over Premier new boys (and girls) Carnegie Flag.
Game day two saw the Broncos travel to Aberdeen for games against the Inverclyde Comets and hosts Aberdeen Oilcats.
With the Comets suffering from commitments to both Tackle and Flag Football, the Broncos eased past them with a 53 – 0 victory.
It has been ten years since the Broncos last beat both the Oilcats and the Hornets in the same season, so with the teams tied at 12 each with a minute to go the offence drove up the field and got the go ahead score. The supporters had a nervous few seconds as the Oilcats still had some time on the clock to try and steal the game. The defence held, and the Broncos moved to 5 and 0 and sit proudly on top of the BAFA Premier North (HNC) table.
Unfortunately, the Colts are struggling to find the form that took them to BAFA Div 1 National Finals last year.
On Game Day 1 (14th of April) in Glasgow the Colts managed to squeeze a win against the Renfrewshire Raptors, before losing their way entirely in the second half against the Midlothian Sabers. The Sabers eventually winning 44 – 20.
On Game Day 2, in Aberdeen the Colts first opponents were the league topping Glasgow Killer Bees. The Colts started well and almost got the upset, but eventually lost 26 – 18.
In their next game against the West Lothian Chargers, the Colts blinked and were down 13 – 0. By half time though they had brough the score back to a tie and by the end of the game won in comfortable fashion 34 – 13.
The final game was played in extremely wet weather, and Aberdeen Silvercats were th first to adapt to the conditions. Try as they might the Colts just couldn’t eat into the Aberdeen lead and finally lost 33 – 19.