The Lincolnshire Bombers season got off to a stuttering start against the Shropshire Revolution as the visitors to Lincoln Christ Hospital School were much quicker into their stride to power home a comfortable victory.
Despite an early drive encouragement for the Bombers with first down catches for both Kieron Edmondson and Russell Moore from the hands of young quarterback Lewis Colver, the tide soon turned to the Revolution's favour as their opening drive resulted in the opening touchdown of the season.
The Bombers then quickly found themselves struggling to get any momentum following that early blow. Despite a great kick return by Matt Hales, the offence couldn't patch drives together with penalties causing 3rd and long situations to arise. Before half-time the visitors had managed to pick up another offensive touchdown, before a kick return score and pick six left a rather debilitating 28-0 deficit at the break.
Another early second half score ensured the result for the visitors and left the Bombers looking to restore pride and some confidence for their second game next Sunday against the Crewe Railroaders.
Credit to the players, they managed to pull this together. Firstly the defence turning over the ball with Callum Huckle picking up the interception before the offence launching its first successful drive with a fade from Andy Bagnall hitting Jack Paddison over the top for a touchdown. The same duo combined some moments later for the two point conversion. Shropshire were able to reply with one final score but that was the end to the match – 42-8 to the visitors. A disappointing start to the season for the Bombers, but with a quick turnaround to the visit of the Crewe Railroaders next weekend.