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Spartans pile up points

PUBLISHED: 09:07 14 July 2011

Essex Spartan Ally Minto fights for yards against the Maidstone Pumas, Hannakins Farm, Billericay, July 10th 2011. The Spartans dominated, 50-0.

Essex Spartan Ally Minto fights for yards against the Maidstone Pumas, Hannakins Farm, Billericay, July 10th 2011. The Spartans dominated, 50-0.

Mikey Cartwright, Ponderosa Pics

Pumas put to the sword

Essex Spartans returned to winning ways in the British American Football Community League with a dominant performance to sweep aside Maidstone Pumas.

Spartans were looking to bounce back after defeat at Watford and dominated every aspect of their Division Two East game against the Pumas, scoring seven touchdowns on their way to a 50-0 win, which ensured they completed their home fixtures at Hannakins Farm unbeaten.

Billericay-based Spartans, wearing their new white kit, saw running back Oli Huke begin the rout with a bulldozing run.

Quarterback James Dawson then connected with receiver Jon Tottman for a second touchdown, then with Andy Clarke for the conversion to extend the lead to 15-0.

Linebacker James White returned an interception for another score and with Steven Hull converting the gap grew to 23 points.

Hull’s long run gave the home team a half-time advantage of 29 points and Ross Sauvage scored his first touchdown of the season in the third quarter.

Tottman and Hull added further scores in the fourth quarter to complete the rout and coach Marc Saunders said: “Victory was much needed after our defeat at the hands of Watford.

“It gave us a chance to blow out the cobwebs and work on our execution and was a good all-round performance which should set us up for our biggest challenge this year – the trip to Kent Exiles.”

The Spartans travel to the table-topping Exiles on Sunday week (July 24) knowing victory will allow them to put one hand on the title and a place in the end-of-season playoffs.

For more, visit the teams website at www.essexspartans.co.uk.


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