Blitz B forfeit their match against London Hornets
Blitz B players and coaching staff were left bitterly disappointed as a lack of pitch-markings at their temporary home ground meant that the referees could not sanction the match against the visiting London Hornets. Blitz B were left with no option but to forfeit the match.
The forfeit drops Blitz B to below .500 for the season, and renders them ineligible for post-season play.
The anti-climax of the forfeit brought an abrupt end to what was building up to be a big gameday for Blitz B. Having narrowly lost to the Cambridgeshire Cats in their previous match, the game against the Hornets represented the perfect opportunity for Blitz B to get its season back on track. The table-topping Hornets would have been the biggest test of the season so far for Blitz B, and the team came into the day hoping to put previous on-field mental errors behind them.
Blitz B now face a 14 day wait until they travel to Wembley to face the Stallions on 15 May – a game which has become particularly significant as Blitz B look to bounce back from back-to-back losses. The Stallions will be unsympathetic hosts - anything less than great effort and execution could result in a stampede.
Report by Nii Anteson