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08.06.2004 Turku Trojans

Tight Games in starting Finnish Maple League


FINNISH MAPLE LEAGUE
PRESS RELEASE by SAJL – FINLAND

FINNISH MAPLE LEAGUE FIRST WEEK EXTREMELY TIGHT

Turku Trojans Team
(c) Turku Trojans
Turku Trojans Team
(c)Turku Trojans



Maple League 2004 started with four extremly tight games as teams fought out to the last seconds on each game. At Seinajoki, visiting Trojans took the win 27-28 (7-13) as Crocodiles closed in with a late touchdown but kicked the tying extra point to a goal post. At Porvoo visiting Helsinki Roosters took the win 14-22 (7-14) as Butchers final drive ended with a fourth down incompletion on closing seconds. In Pori Jyvaskyla Jaguaarit drove the lenght of the field to tie the game but ran 20-yards short as time expired giving the 19-12 (13-0) victory to home team Pori Bears. On Sundays only game last years promotion winner Lappeenranta Rajaritarit blocked Helsinki Wolverines game winning field goal try to walk away with 14-15 (7-15) win.

Maple League will continue next weekend with three games. On Saturday Crocodiles will travel to Jyvaskyla to play against Jaguaarit. On Sunday Rajaritarit will host Porvoo Butchers at Lappeenranta and on Monday Wolverines and Roosters will clash in all Helsinki battle.

12.06. at 16.00 Harjun kenttä, Jyväskylä
Jyvaskyla Jaguaarit – Seinajoki Crocodiles
13.06. at 15.00 Kimpisen kenttä, Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Rajaritarit – Porvoo Butchers
14.06. at 18.30 Velodrome, Helsinki
Helsinki Wolverines – Helsinki Roosters

Standings

Team
Games
Win
Loss
Pts for
Pts agst
Points

Turku Trojans
2
2
0
52
34
4

L:ranta Rajaritarit
2
2
0
41
26
4

Helsinki Roosters
1
1
0
22
14
2

Pori Bears
2
1
1
26
36
2

Seinajoki Crocodiles
1
0
1
27
28
0

Helsinki Wolverines
1
0
1
14
15
0

Porvoo Butchers
1
0
1
14
22
0

Jyvaskyla Jaguaarit
2
0
2
24
45
0

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