Match Report & Statistics | Game Four: Great Britain vs Austria

Scoring Summary

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 FT
Great Britain 10 6 20 0 36
Austria 0 0 6 0 6

1st Quarter

  • GB | 17yd Rushing TD – Walker, S. #27
  • GB | Rushing 2PAT – Green, S. #11
  • GB | Safety (Snap out back of AUS Endzone)

2nd Quarter

  • GB | 1yd Rushing TD – Matta, R. #21

3rd Quarter

  • AUS | 89yd INT return TD, Mullebner, T. #20
  • GB | 20yd Rushing TD – Matta, R. #21
  • GB | 51yd Rushing TD – Walker, S. #27
  • GB | 5yd Rushing TD – Green, S. #11
  • GB | Rushing 2PAT – Matta, R. #21

4th Quarter

Offensive Statistics

Passing

Great Britain
Player # att comp yd TD/2XP/int
Green, S. 11 18 4 45 0/0/1
Bush, E. 19 11 3 34 0/0/0
TOTAL 14 3 41 0/0/1
Austria
Player # att comp yd TD/2XP/int
Pripfl, C. 10 25 13 110 0/0/0
TOTAL 25 13 110 0/0/0

Rushing

Great Britain
Player # Car yd avg TD/2XP/F
Green, S. 11 9 40 4.5 1/1/0
Kersse, S. 17 3 17 5.7 0/0/0
Matta, R. 21 11 79 7.2 2/1/0
Walker, S. 27 5 90 18.0 2/0/0
White, J. 37 5 30 6.0 0/0/0
TOTAL 33 256 7.8 5/2/0
Austria
Player # Car yd avg TD/2XP/F
Pripfl, C. 7 15 -23 -1.5 0/0/1
Madlik, A 12 2 0 0/0/0
Knapp, S. 31 1 -4 0/0/0
Putz, L. 32 7 -16 -2.2 0/0/1
Riefler, S. 33 1 -2 0/0/0
37 1 -3 0/0/0
TOTAL 27 -48 -1.8 0/0/2

 

Receiving

Great Britain
Player # Rec yd avg TD/2XP/F
Davies, O. 7 1 23 23 0/0/0
Schecter, P. 16 3 26 8.7 0/0/0
Mann, J. 25 1 5 5 0/0/0
Walker, S. 27 1 11 11 0/0/0
White, J. 37 1 14 14 0/0/0
TOTAL 7 79 11.2 0/0/0
Austria
Player # Rec yd avg TD/2XP/F
Gull, C. 2 1 12 0/0/0
Liobner, S. 4 2 14 7.0 0/0/0
Knapp, S. 31 1 2 2 0/0/0
Putz, L. 32 1 10 10 0/0/0
Loicht, A. 80 7 71 10.1 0/0/0
Schraditsch, D. 81 1 1 1 0/0/0
TOTAL 13 110 8.5 0/0/0

TOTAL OFFENCE

 Great Britain
  • 62 plays
  • 335yd
  • 5TD 2 2XP0
  • 1 Turnover                                                      
 Austria
  • 52 plays
  • 62yd
  • 0TD
  • 2 Turnovers

 

DEFENSIVE STATS

GREAT BRITAIN

Player # T A TFL SK FF FR PD INT TD S
Martin, B. 5 3 1, (-5) 1, (-5) 1
Davies, O. 7 3 1
Humphrey, A. 12 3
Parnell, C. 13 1
Amis, H. 14 1 1
Schecter, P. 16 5 1 1, (-3) 1 2
Mann, J. 25 1
Law, A. 34 3 2 1, (-4)
Peaty, L. 36 4 1, (-15) 1
Pilkington, B. 42 1
Steward, R. 48 2 1 1, (-7)
Meadows, J. 54 4 2 1, (-4) 1, (-5) 1 1
Moody, R. 55 2 1 1, (-6) 2
Cottingham, A. 64 3
Npuna, D. 67 2 1
Young, A. 80 2
Ware, V. 92 2 1, (-5)

 

AUSTRIA

Player # T A TFL SK FF FR PD INT TD S
Egger, C. 11 2 1 2
Madlik, M. 12 5 1 2
Mullebner, T. 20 3 3 1 1 1, (89yd)
Peters, A. 21 6
Reutz, L 22 2 2 1
Titz, A. 24 1
Marek, K. 40 1
Stefenelli, P. 41 1
Struber, S. 42 1
Klement, T. 44 2
Angermair, J. 45 8 3
Rechbaur, S. 46 2 7
Spannring, S. 47 2
Pribyl, M. 72 1
Schraditsch, D. 81 1
Gurtner, B. 84 1
Rechbauer, S. 90 1
Schumacher, K. 91 2 1

 

Match Report & Statistics | Game Two: Great Britain vs Sweden

Team Sweden upset the stakes with a surprise underdog victory over hosts, Great Britain, in their opening fixture of the IFAF Women’s Euros 2019.

An early score on a blown coverage by Wide Receiver and all-round weapon, Karin Ullen – breaking to the outside and outpacing the entire GB defence for an 88yd score – gave the visitors a surprise early lead.

The Lions looked to bite back, and while they were able to regularly move the stakes, driving into the Swedish red zone on a number of occasions, they had to wait until the second half before standout playmaker Ruth Matta bust a massive rush right through the heart of the Swedish defence for a 74yd rushing touchdown.

Into the fourth and Karin Ullen split the uprights to retake the lead, kicking from 26yds out having missed from further out at the start of the quarter.

Great Britain’s final drive of the game looked set to see the hosts retake the lead, driving down to the 2yd line, before intense pressure from the Swedish line saw Green forced to scramble and an errant pass was picked off by Matilda Svensson Duric, sealing the deal on a Swedish victory.

Scoring Summary

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 FT
Great Britain 0 0 6 0 6
Sweden 6 0 0 3 9

1st Quarter

  • SWE Pass: Linda Johansson #10 SWE to Karin Ullen #84 SWE. 87yd.

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

  • GB Rush: Ruth Matta #21 GB 74yd TD.

4th Quarter

  • SWE FG: Karin Ullen #84 SWE 26yd Field Goal.

Offensive Statistics

Passing

Great Britain
Player # att comp yd TD/2XP/int
Green, S. 11 14 3 41 0/0/2
TOTAL 14 3 41 0/0/2
Sweden
Player # att comp yd TD/2XP/int
Johansson, L. 10 15 7 142 1/0/1
Fraiche, M. 7 1 0 0 0/0/0
TOTAL 16 7 142 1/0/1

Rushing

Great Britain
Player # car yd avg TD/2XP/fum
Green, S. 11 7 31 4.4 0/0/0
Matta, R. 21 29 207 7.1 1/0/0
Morgan, A. 26 2 16 8.0 0/0/0
Walker, S. 27 1 2 2.0 0/0/0
TOTAL 39 256 6.6 1/0/0
Sweden
Player # car yd avg TD/2XP/fum
Hedstrom, A. 8 4 -1 -0.25 0/0/0
Johansson, L. 10 4 5 1.25 0/0/0
11 1 -2 -2.0 0/0/0
Palocci, H. 12 1 2 2.0 0/0/0
Zhao, M. 22 8 35 4.1 0/0/0
Karlsson, H. 81 1 9 9.0 0/0/0
Sansjo, E. 82 2 40 20.0 0/0/0
Ullen, K. 84 3 -1 -0.33 0/0/0
TOTAL 24 85 3.5 0/0/0

Receiving

Great Britain
Player # rec yd avg TD/2XP/fum
Taylor, E. 2 1 10 10 0/0/0
Morgan, A. 16 1 19 19 0/0/0
Walker, S. 27 1 12 12 0/0/0
TOTAL 3 41 13.7 0/0/0
Player # rec yd avg TD/2XP/fum
Lidner, S. 5 1 5 5.0 0/0/0
Hedstrom, A. 8 1 20 20.0 0/0/0
Karlsson, H. 81 1 12 12.0 0/0/0
Sandsjo, E. 82 1 7 7.0 0/0/0
Ullen, K. 84 3 98 32.7 1/0/0
TOTAL 7 142 20 1/0/0

TOTAL OFFENCE

Great Britain:
  • 53 Plays
  • 297 yds
  • 5.6 yds/play avg
  • 1Touchdown 
  • 4 Turnovers
Sweden
  • 40 Plays
  • 227yds
  • 5.7 yds/play avg
  • 1 Touchdown
  • 1 Field Goal
  • 2 Turnovers

Defensive Statistics

GREAT BRITAIN
Player # T A TFL SK FF FR PD INT TD S
Walsh, E. 1 1
Martin, B. 5 2 5
Davies, C. 7 1
Humphrey, A. 12 7
Parnell, C. 13 4 1
Schecter, P. 16 9 2 (-4) 1 (-10) 1
Henry, S. 33 1
Law, A. 34 2 1
Peaty, L. 36 1
Steward, B. 48 1
Lewinska, M. 53 1
Meadows, J 54 1 1
Moody, R. 55 1
Cottingham, A. 64 2 2 (-7)
Npuna, D. 67 3
Young, A. 80 1
SWEDEN
Player # T A TFL SK FF FR PD INT TD S
Svensson Duric, M. 2 5 1 1 (-2) 1
Lidner, S. 5 5 1 (-1)
Hedstrom, A. 8 4 1 (-1)
Palocci, H. 12 6
17 1
Persson, E. 24 3 1
Bronnegard, G. 30 3
Hedman, J. 34 2 1
Svensson Duric, H. 39 1
42 1
El-Messaoudi, Y. 44 2 1 (-3)
45 2
Hedengren, T. 46 2 1
48 2
Mardirossian, M. 91 1
Tornebladh, M 92 1
Aspenberg, J. 95 4 3 (-7)
97 1

Game Summary | Sweden Shock with Upset Win in Opener

Team Sweden upset the odds with a surprise underdog victory over hosts, Great Britain, in their opening fixture of the IFAF Women’s Euros 2019.

Game Summary, with full Match Report & Statistics to follow:

An early score on a blown coverage by Wide Receiver and all-round weapon, Karin Ullen – breaking to the outside and outpacing the entire GB defence for an 88yd score – gave the visitors a surprise early lead.

The Lions looked to bite back, and while they were able to regularly move the stakes, driving into the Swedish red zone on a number of occasions, they had to wait until the second half before standout playmaker Ruth ‘The Ruth is on Fire’ Matta bust a massive rush right through the heart of the Swedish defence for a 74yd rushing touchdown.

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With both teams having missed the XPs, a tense final two quarters ensued as the very real possibility of a 6-6 tied game loomed, potentially disadvantaging both teams in the running for a European title.

Hungry to capitalise on what was perhaps a much tighter scoreline than many expected,  Head Coach Christian Forsman and Quarterback Linda Johansson started reaching deep into the playbook and pulling out some crafty plays that allowed them to consistently pick up chunks of yardage, each time it seemed like the GB Defence had forced the Swedes to punt away.  Karin Ullen converted a 4 & long fake punt for a first down late in the third, Johansson took a rep at wideout as Sweden tried to confound the GB defence, and a reverse that looked like it had been blown up in the backfield very nearly went all the way for a score as Sweden continued to threaten the host’s endzone.

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Into the fourth and a long Field Goal attempt from Ullen came down short and wide, but when the Swedes drove deep into the British redzone once again, Ullen wasn’t to be denied – splitting the uprights from 29yds out to given Sweden a narrow lead.

Knowing they were short on time, GB put the game in the hands of their most reliable playmaker – Matta playing a crucial role both as a ball carrier, but also an incredible actor as the Lions offence put together an impressive march down the length of the pitch during the closing minutes of the game.

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Not to be outdone with the inventive plays, jim Messenger showed some of the wrinkles he was perhaps hoping to keep in his hand until later in the tournament. With Matta havng carried the offence most of the way down the field, GB found themselves stuck in a 4th & 2, with probably little chance of getting the ball back if they came up short.

Receiving the snap, Quarterback Sydney Green appeared to hand the ball off to Matta, who was quickly swallowed up by the swarming Swedish defenders… only to have pulled the ball back and instead lofted a pass over the top to GB Lions Team Captain Phoebe Schecter. Having been an absolute beast on defence all day long, just a touch more air under the football and Schecter would have had nothing between her and the endzone!

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Even so, the Lions had easily converted deep into the Swedish redzone, and with the crowd at their back seemed to have all the momentum necessary to snatch back the lead.

Matta’s acting skills played a key role once more, as a low snap saw Green scoop the ball off the turf, and while the Swedish D bit on the end-around they clearly thought was coming, Green instead took the carry herself – tripped at the 2yd line, but earning a fresh set of downs within sniffing distance of the endzone, and the victory.

However, the Swedes clearly had no plans of making things easy for their hosts, as they brought the house on the following play and swallowed Matta up in the backfield, pushing GB back to the 5 yd line and forcing them to burn their third and final timeout.

Setting up for a second down, Sweden brought the house once again and as a blitz came almost clean through up the middle, Green was forced to roll out of the pocket towards the right-hand sideline, blind to the completely uncovered Schecter stood in the back left of the end zone. Taking a shot, Green tried to split the defenders and find one of her receivers in the endzone, only for Mathilda Svensson Duric to pluck the pass out of the air, crushing GB’s aspirations of stealing back the victory in the closing moments.

With a mere 10 seconds on the clock, the underdog visitors were able to kneel out the game to the ecstatic roars of their small but vocal band of supporters.

‪Den känslan upplever vi gärna igen.‬

Posted by Svenska Amerikansk Fotbollförbundet on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A hard-fought-for and well-earned victory for a Swedish outfit that had been beaten by GB in each of the previous three meetings, and are suddenly looking like they could be serious contenders for a first European title should they find a way to cause an upset once again when they take on Finland on Wednesday afternoon!

#WECLeeds2019 | Team Sweden open their account with an upset victory – impressive start for the blue and gold!

Posted by Double Coverage – Britball. We've got it covered. on Monday, August 12, 2019

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