French finalists decided in thrilling final round
Sunday, May 04 2014 @ 03:32 pm ACST
Contributed by: Wesley Hull
In one of the closest seasons in recent years, the CNFA home and away season concluded on the weekend with a fight to the wire for finals places. As mentioned in a previous article, the Cergy-Pontoise Coyotes, Montpellier Firesharks and Paris Cockerels would all have to fight for their place in the final round.
The unlucky team was the Firesharks who went down by just two points to the Cockerels in a heartbreaking loss. Whilst the Coyotes also lost to Toulouse in the final round, their for and against percentage was marginally better than the Firesharks, giving them fourth place.
Firesharks fans will now lament what might have been, but their season was a credit to them as they remained consistent throughout and were desperately unlucky to miss finals action. Similarly, the Strasbourg Kangaroos and ALFA Lions can plan for next season after long seasons which saw some successes and improvements towards a new year.
The results set up a fascinating round of semi-finals on May 24th. Toulouse Hawks will take on the Cergy-Pontoise Coyotes in the first of the semi-finals between 1st place and 4th place, whilst in the battle between the 2nd and 3rd finishers the Bordeaux Bombers will take on the Paris Cockerels.
The semi finalist will meet in the grand-final to be played on the 14th of June.