WORCESTERSHIRE Black Knights suffered a 33-7 defeat to Cornish Sharks in the National League Division Two South West Conference at Kings Norton Rugby Club on Sunday.
Sharks, who have won all their British American Football Association outings this campaign, proved too experienced for the hosts as they dominated the majority of the contest with their physical attacking play.
Black Knights started well and had the Sharks on the back foot following an impressive 60-yard drive, but the resulting field goal attempt was blocked.
The Cornish side then gained possession on their 30-yard line and caused the Knights’ defence problems and they moved the chains downfield through waves of physical plays to score an impressive four touchdowns before the break.
The hosts started the second half brightly as they put together a drive, but again Sharks’ experience showed as their defence managed to stop the hosts’ usual dangermen of Sam Bennett, Jay Styles and James Lawrence making any real progression.
Worcestershire got on the scoresheet when the Sharks’ quarterback was quickly closed down and was rushed into throwing the ball straight into the hands of cornerback James Bacon, who returned it 50 yards to the endzone for a sensational pick six.
Black Knights scored the extra point attempt, but the visitors made sure it was to be the last piece of action in the game as they sealed the victory with ease.
Black Knights return to action in a fortnight’s time when they travel to Dorset on Sunday, June 4 to take on the Jurassic Coast Raptors (kick-off 2.30pm).
The Raptors won by two points when the two sides met earlier in the season.