CEFL: Silverhawks' Upset Win, Wild Boars Scrape Through

Photo: Dragan Zabunovic
In third week of play in SportKlub CEFL two games were played on Holy Saturday. 

Budapest Docler Wolves have hosted Kragujevac Wild Boars and Ljubljana Silverhawks have met the reigning champion and current standings table leader, Belgrade SBB Vukovi.

Although nine of their starters didn’t play because of injuries, Wild Boars have snatched a narrow victory from their second away game in two weeks. Docler Wolves were leading until the end through running back Péter Lenner’s rushing touchdown and three field goals by a brilliant kicker András Storcz, two from 40+ yards. All that the Wild Boars managed to do in the first half was a touchdown pass to Nikola Tomic. Second half was a different story when Shane Wong, this time in the quarterback role, took over. With a second touchdown pass to Tomic and one to Filip Nedeljkovic and a rushing touchdown of his own, he had turned over the score. Docler Wolves have answered with a Róbert Darvas touchdown pass to Storcz but that was all and the final score stood at 22:26.

Both teams that crossed claws in Ljubljana did so without their focal players. SBB Vukovi were playing without four of their starters and the Silverhawks had no help from their American signings who didn’t get visas in time for the game. Still, Silverhawks’ defense answered the challenge with a safety to open the scoring and an interception returned for a touchdown by Sandi Holub in the fourth quarter. Just two touchdowns were scored, one by each side. SBB Vukovi quarterback Shaun Rutherford had rushed for one and Silverhawks’ Eugen Sumic for another. The Silverhawks had pulled off a big upset in their first game of the season and the final score was a mere 15:6.

Oli Novak

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