Just missing out
201. Portsmouth Warriors 51-36 Colchester Gladiators, 13th August 1989, CGL Crown Division Semi-Final. The Warriors edged out the Gladiators in this points fest that had over 700 offensive yards. No match report
202. Bristol Aztecs 0-6 London Olympians, 2007
203. Fylde Falcons 22-27 Manchester Allstars, 14th June 1987. The Allstars appeared to be cruising in their unbeaten 1987 regular season leading 27-15, but the Falcons scored a late TD to close the scores and then pinned the Allstars down deep in their half on 3rd and 8, but Allstars QB Rick Bolen completed a 40 yard pass to ease the pressure and the Allstars hung on. Match report to be added shortly
204. East Kilbride Pirates 12-15 PA Knights, 18th August 2002. The Knights travelled to Scotland for this Div.1 semi-final and in a game of nip and tuck, Jay Cashman broke up a Gary McNey pass to preserve a 13-12 lead after the Pirates opted to attempt to take the lead and a late safety padded the lead. Anthony Stitt ran for 203 yards on 33 carries. Match report
205. Capital Tigers 31-20 Swansea Dragons, 8th May 1988. The Tigers defeated their local rivals in front of a Britball record crowd of 20,500. For that reason, this game makes our list. No match report.
206. Redditch Arrows 6-0 Dundee Hurricanes, 3rd September 2006. In a defensive battle, Dave Mills late 2 yard run gave the Arrows a 6-0 lead, and they batted down a hailmary pass at the final gun to match into the semi-finals. Match report
207. Bournemouth Bobcats 29-22 Thames Valley Chargers, 3rd July1988. The Bobcats were 0-12 going into the game enduring a terrible run after promotion to the topflight, and the Chargers were gunning for a place in the playoffs. In front of over 2,000 fans, the Bobcats came from behind to take a late 29-22 lead on Travis Owen’s catch in the corner, and then at the death Eric Hawkins was stuffed inside the 10 yard line on 4th down. Match report
208. Manchester Spartans 43-29 Glasgow Lions, 4th August 1990. The Spartans were 35-14 up at the start of the 4th quarter of this NDMA Semi-Final, but two quick TDs by the Lions brought the Scots back into the game, and a last minute TD from QB Hazen Choates secured the win for the champions. Match report
209. Chester Romans 24-22 Tiger Bay Warriors, 5th September 1999. Chester led 24-6 at the start of the 4th quarter in this Division Two final, and held off a furious Warriors comeback to cling on for the title. Match report
210. GB Lions 49-3 Netherlands, 1991 European Championship. One of GB's finest hours as they pummulled the Dutch on the back of 114 yards from Warren Sweetman, and Lloyd O'Neill's 3 TDs.Match report.
211. Bath Gladiators 6-20 Tiptree Titans, BNGL Division One Bowl, 6th September 1992. Simon Dobinson passed for 196 yards as the Titans completed their debut season in the senior ranks having risen from being a youth team 18 months beforehand. Match report
212. Manchester Spartans 46-35 Leeds Cougars, 21st July 1990, NDMA Quarter-Final. Hazen Choates passed for 349 yards as the Spartans won this 91pt playoff thriller. Cougars stayed in contention all game until Paul Bailey's late 46 yard TD. Match report
213. Brighton B52s vs City College San Francisco. Dec 1985. Played in front of a huge 13,500 crowd (a Britball record at the time). The B52s may have crumbled to a heavy defeat, but with the magnitude of the crowd, and the first US team to travel to play a UK team it makes our list. No match report.
214. Birmingham Bulls 21-7 London Olympians, 19th June 1988. The Bulls proved they would be the team to beat in 1988 with this win. The Olympians had become the first ever side to defeat the London Ravens one month previous, and this convincing win by the Bulls installed them as favourites. They’d go on to hammer the O’s in the 1988 Bud Bowl. Match report
215. Glasgow Cyclones 30-21 Basildon Braves, 8th September 1991. David Kidd ran for 101 yards and 2 scores, as the Cyclones built up a 30-14 lead, and then withstood a Braves comeback.Match report
216. London Olympians 26-20 Leicester Panthers, 18th June 1995. Leicester led 14-0 at halftime, but QB Leonard Valentine threw second half TD’s to Leroy Innes (2) and Gerry Anderson to secure the win. Match report
217. Ipswich Cardinals 47-15 Norwich Devils, 9th September 2001. These East Anglian rivals met in the Division 2 final, and it was the Cardinals who secured a famous win on the back of 100 yard rushing days by both Paul Borstel (187 yards) and Mark Wallace (128 yards). Match report
218. Bournemouth Bobcats 43-6 Leeds Cougars, 17th September 1987 – In the Bud Premier Bowl final, Lawrence Dinham scored a hat-trick of TDs and his backfield partner Chalky Elliott ran for two more as the Bobcats upset the fancied Tiggy Bell-led Leeds Cougars in stunning style. Match report
219. London O’s 37-20 East Kilbride Pirates, 9th September 2001. Stuart Franklin threw for 3 TDs and ran for a further TD, and Warren Keen ran for 186 yards as the O’s ran out to a 28-0 lead, and held off a spirited Pirates comeback to register another national title win. Match report
220. Streatham Olympians 20-12 Northants Storm, 1986 – Olympians held on in this tight Budweiser League semi-final on the back of a sterling performance from RB Earl Livermore. No match report
221. PA Knights 41-7 Ipswich Cardinals, 6th September 2000 – Knights win the BSL Division Two title in devastating fashion with 311 rushing yards to announce themselves on the big stage. They’d go on to reach the Div.1 final within 2 seasons. Match report
222. Tiptree Titans 17-6 Croydon Kings, 5th September 1993 – Following promotion to the BNGL Premier Division, Tiptree complete back to back championships with a solid victory over the Brian Smallworth coached Kings. Match report
223. North East Presidents 33-38 South Yorkshire Jaguars, 25thJune 1995 – Andy Fury ran for 212 yards and 4TDs as the Jaguars held off the Presidents. Match report
224. Birmingham Bulls 32-18 Leicester Panthers, 14th July 1991 – Bulls safety Ken "Spats" Lewis recorded 3 interceptions of Panthers QB Nigel Mansfield, and Jeff Christmann’s 2 yard run near the end sealed the win. Match report
225. London Olympians 40-14 Glasgow Tigers, 1st August 1993 – Glasgow appeared in their first national final since 1986, but were overrun by a power football display by the Olympians, with Richard Dunkley running for yards and running for 4 TDs. Match report
226. Kent Exiles 14-13 Chiltern Cheetahs, 21st May 2003 – Matt Duncan completed a 15 yard scoring pass to Graham Deacon, and Matt Thompsett’s PAT gave Kent a 14-13 lead late in the 4thquarter. Cheetahs had a last gasp drive, but a potential game winning 23 yard field goal was blocked by the Kent defensive line to secure the win. Match report
227.Cheltenham Chieftains 12-11 Severn Vale Warriors, CGL 20th August 1989 – The Chieftains claimed the Baron National title with an Andy Carroll TD with 29 seconds remaining. Match report.
228. Ipswich Cardinals 52-41 Bristol Aztecs, BAFL Div.1A 2006 – Over 1,000 yards of offense in this Suffolk points fest that saw both teams secure playoff spots. Match report
229. Birmingham Bulls 13-14 East Kilbride Pirates, 2nd June 2003 – The Pirates meant business in 2003, and failed up their previous months comfortable win at home to the Bulls by registering a thrilling win in the Midlands to give themselves a strangle hold on the Div.1 North title that they would hold onto for the rest of the season. No match report.
230. London 0’s 9-6 Birmingham Bulls, 15th August 1999 – The O’s won a penalty ridden final to secure their third successive final. German receiver Tad Moeller caught the winning pass from QB Price, and Neil Edwards interception with 32 seconds remaining secured the title. Match report
231. Gateshead Senators 30-20 Leeds Cougars, 21st June 1992 – The winless Senators caused a huge upset by overturning the Cougars. James Mitchell passed for 315 yards in the win, just 7 days after losing 49-0 to the same team. Match report.
232. London Olympians 22-14 Birmingham Bulls, 8th May 1994 – Wes Garth scored a second half hat-trick of TDs, after the Bulls had earlier gone 14-0 up at half-time. Match report
233. Leicester Huntsmen 98-0 Nuneaton Norsemen, 19th June 1988 – Sammy Samuels set a Britball record by for 10 rushing TDs for the Huntsmen in this romp. No match report
234. Crewe Railroaders 139-0 Nuneaton Norsemen, 12th June 1988 – The Norsemen crumbled to a Britball record shutout defeat as QB Gavin Meredith and WR Steve Valentine ran riot. Match report
235. Bexley Barons 84-6 Maidstone M20s, 22nd May 1988 – Watson Jean-Pierre set a Britball record that still stands with a staggering 487 rushing yards in this thrashing of the hapless Maidstone M20s. No match report.
236. Edinburgh Phoenix 72-16 Granite City Oilers, 7th July 1991. Al Penn-White threw for a British record 649 yards and also 10TDs in this win. No match report.
237. PA Knights 34-42 Southern Sundevils, 2006. An inspired Sundevils cruised to a 35-0 lead against the previously unbeaten Knights, and endured a torrid 4th quarter as the Knights embarked on a comeback. Jon Wyse’s 2 yard run midway through the quarter iced the upset victory. Match report
238. Bournemouth Bobcats 44-0 London Ravens, 9th June 1991. Albert Higgs passed for 437 yards and 5Tds, and John Mastronardi caught 8 for 281 yards and 4 TDs in this thrashing where the Ravens were a sad comparison of teams from their previous teams. Match report
239. Merseyside Centurions 148-6 Halton Demons, 1989 – The Centurions recorded the largest number of points scored by one team in this rout of the Demons. No match report
240. Washington Presidents 128-6 Stockport Falcons, 17th May 1987. Jeff Rutter passed for 12TDs (a Britball record) and 544 yards, and George Skidmore caught a British record 336 yards and 7 TDs in this romp for the Presidents. No match report
241. East Kent Cougars 148-6 Maidstone M20s, 15th May 1988. The highest scoring British match of alltime deserves a mention in the top Britball matches in this 1988 BNGL regular season clash.Match report