Contributed by: Aaron Richard
Continuing the tradition of BARFL clubs taking to the road for pre-season warmups, three British clubs went abroad this weekend. The North London Lions headed for sunny Spain to take on the Madrid Bears, the Reading Roos landed in the deep south of the USA to take on the Atlanta Kookaburras and the West London Wildcats visited Scandinavia, taking on the Stockholm Dynamite - all three giving the locals a lesson in how footy is played.
The West London Wildcats defeated the Stockholm Dynamite 163-51, though the Dynamite showed a lot of potential,winning the first quarter and pulling fairly even in the third and fourth. However, the 14-goal 2nd quarter from the Wildcats put the game far out of the Swedes' reach.
The Reading Kangaroos headed to Atlanta USA where they rolled the Kookaburras 87-45. The game stayed fairly even for the first half, but the younger legs of the Reading squad eventually won the day.
In Madrid, the North London Lions showed themselves to be on another level to the Madrid side. The Bears had a fairly inexperienced squad, playing a number of new faces hoping to make it to Melbourne in August for the International Cup and the experience was greatly appreciated, but ultimately the Aussie-heavy Lions were too good. (nb Scores to follow)
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