Madrid Bears host Manchester Mosquitoes
Sunday, October 19 2014 @ 03:53 pm ACDT
Contributed by: Wesley Hull
The Madrid Bears Australian Football Club has hosted an international match over the weekend with the Manchester Mosquitoes headed south for a visit to Spain. The match was played at the Rugby fields at the Autonomous University of Madrid (AUM – Universidad Autonoma de Madrid).
For the Madrid team, the opportunity for some of their players to play another competitive match so soon after the Euro Cup in London would be invaluable for the game’s progress in the country. For the Mozzies, they would still be riding on the crest of a wave after winning the AFLCNE premiership just a couple of months ago.
On the day it was the Manchester Mosquitoes that were far too accomplished for their Spanish rivals.
Final Score: Manchester Mosquitoes 17 12 114 d Madrid Bears AFC 2 7 19
(Left: Madrid Bulls and Manchester Mosquitoes players get together)
It has been a big weekend of footy on the Iberian Peninsula. Not only did the Madrid Bears host this match in the nation’s capital, but in neighbouring Portugal the second instalment of the AFL Europe Algarve 9’s was played in Vilamoura. Details of this event will be reported at a later date.
(Left: Madrid Bears)