Sandwell Steelers overpower Caesars in blowout

By Nick Elwell | Grassroots | Published:

Sandwell Steelers continued their impressive away form in NFC One South Division by racking up 50 points for the second week in succession.

Callum Davidson

Sunday’s 50-3 win over Nottingham Caesars saw the Steelers improve their record for the season to 4-1 and they remain just one game behind leaders Leicester Falcons.

Starting quarterback Tristan Varney threw two touchdown passes, while Josh Lawrence and Callum Davidson caught two touchdowns each, the latter adding a rushing score to his tally in a superb individual display.

The Steelers defence shut out the hosts until the closing seconds, Peter Roden returning an interception for a touchdown one particular highlight.

Steelers chairman Rob Amor said: “Things have really started to come together and our offence in particular has begun to find its feet.

“Nottingham have always been a strong team on the defensive side of the ball but we simply took them apart.

“Tristan has the ability to throw the ball deep and he caused all kinds of problems, while Callum and Josh had a field day against their backs.

“The defence take pride in keeping other teams out and they were disappointed to concede three points at the end. But all in all, it was a very strong performance.”

The victory came on the heels of a 50-6 victory over Coventry Jets the previous week and was a fourth win on the spin for the Steelers, who have responded well after being beaten by Leicester in their opening game of the season.


A testing trip to Shropshire Revolution now awaits this Sunday.

Amor said: “If we can win against the Rev, we stand a great chance of setting up an end-of-season showdown with Leicester.

“It won’t be easy. Shropshire beat Doncaster convincingly at the weekend and we know what a good team they are.

“We are not where we wanted to be at this point but after losing our opening match, we are where we expected to be.”

Nick Elwell

By Nick Elwell
Grassroots Sports Editor


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