Cobras march on in BUCS Play-Offs

Credit: Paul Jenkins

Cardiff Cobras got back to winning ways and moved one step closer to promotion with a 27-12 win over the Cambridge Pythons last weekend.

The Cobras put in a convincing showing in horrendous conditions to advance to the next stage of the BUCS Division 1A Play-Offs.

It was a perfect response from Sean Patrick Cook’s side after they saw their perfect season fall at the hands of the UWE Bullets in heart-breaking style in the final week of the regular season.

They got off to a dream start as a Cambridge punt on their opening drive was blocked by Will Rushen and collected by veteran Robin Ford for a touchdown.

They soon doubled their lead when running back Carwyn Chamberlain ran in a 28 yard touchdown before rookie Ross Ludlow pulled off a score in similar fashion at the start of the second half.

Cambridge gave themselves a lifeline as their quarterback weaved his way into the endzone from 20 yards out to get them on the scoreboard.

But Cardiff replied in perfect fashion with a composed drive culminating in Chamberlain punching in his second touchdown from short range.

With the game all but won, the Cobras took the opportunity to give a number of rookies and back-ups game time.

Cambridge took advantage with two turnovers in the fourth quarter and a touchdown, but it was too little too late as the Cobras closed out a convincing victory.

It was a perfect response from the Welsh side as they came out firing following their first defeat of the season the previous week.

The victory set up a huge clash with the Imperial Immortals which was due to take place on Sunday, with just two more wins needed to seal promotion to the top tier of British University American Football.