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11.04.2005 Winterthur Warriors

Press Release of Winterthur Warriors


The Winterthur Warriors played the opening game of the 2005 european club team season. The Swiss Vice-Champion 2004 lost the EFAF-Cup game against their opponent from Germany, Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns by 20 : 42. Both clubs, competing first time on european level this year, are still on the beginning of their seasons, but nethertheless showed already their strenght.

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April 10, 2004

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EFAF: WARRIORS defeated by Schwaebisch Hall Unicorns

Winterthur WARRIORS vs. Schwaebisch Hall Unicorns 20:42 (TD 3:6)
Stadion Deutweg, around 450 spectators

by Manuel Aeberli (Media Relations)

Winterthur (Switzerland) - The Winterthur WARRIORS lost their game against the Schwaebisch Hall Unicorns by 20:42 in the EFAF-Cup which was the first appearance for both teams.

Despite very ugly weather around 500 visitors came to the Deutweg stadium in Winterthur to attend the first international appearance of the Winterthur WARRIORS. The home team was defeated by the visitors from Germany, the Schwaebisch Hall Unicorns by 20:42.

The first quarter was clearly won by the German team - they scored two touchdowns and realized all extra points. But the second quarter seemed to turn over the game to Winterthur when they twice got into the Unicorns end zone. Around 1 minute before the end of the second quarter the WARRIORS almost scored a third touchdown but fumbled the ball only on the 2nd yard line of the Unicorns.

The Unicorns started better into the second half of the game and did their best to keep the WARRIORS out of reach. In the end, the German team scored 6 touchdowns while the home team from Switzerland just scored 3 times. From an athletic and physical point of view both teams seemed to be equally fit, but as the WARRIORS offensive team played the first time in this composition it lacked of teamplay. Otherwise, one could hear from statements of the German coaches that they also have a lot of work to do before the new season in Germany starts.



Result:
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Halftime Final TD
WARRIORS 0 12 8 0 12 20 3
Unicorns 14 7 14 7 21 42 6





For more information please visit our web page www.warriors.ch.

Results and current standings of the Swiss champion ship can be found on
http://www.safv.ch/safv/bodyframe/meisterschaft/spielplan.php?auswahl_saison=2005

or on http://www.swissbowl.ch.

For more information about EFL/EFAF-Cup www.eurobowl.info
and EFAF please visit www.efaf.org

Next games:

April 17: Zurich Renegades vs. Winterthur WARRIORS (Away)
April 23: Winterthur WARRIORS s vs. Gladiators Basel (Home)

Manuel Aeberli
Heinrich Bosshard-Str. 5
CH-8405 Winterthur

presse@warriors.ch

+41 - 79 431 04 46



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