Farnham Knights 26 -19 Swindon Storm



The last time Farnham Knights and Swindon Storm faced off was the opening day of the season where the Knights ran out 55-6 winners.

Swindon were looking to show how far they've come in such a short time and travelled to Farnham in what wound up a hotly contested afternoon.

The first half was an out and out defensive battle with neither side willing to give an inch.

Farnham were the only team on the scoreboard in the first half with a long drive that broke through Storm's defence.

The second half kicked off with Farnham 6-0 up but that did not last long.

Swindon's opening possesion saw a deep drive and a running touchdown for Dan Thorne however the extra point was missed.

Not to be outdone Farnham came out firing on all cylinders, driving hard down field and punching in a score giving them the lead once again.

The game had really opened up, a few outside runs combined with short passes brough Swindon into the Knights redzone once again.

This time a pass to wide receiver Joel Prowting saw the Storm have a chance to draw level, the PAT was good and the score was 13-13.

Once again the defence picked up on both sides of the ball keeping the scores close until Farnham broke out once again to give themselves the lead.

In quick succession the Knights caught Storm off guard and managed to bring the score to 26-13.

Swindon were not finished yet, despite a huge amount of penalties throughout the game Storm carried on attacking.

A outside run by wide receiver Joel Prowting brought the score to 26-19 deep in the 4th quarter.

Swindon then managed a final stand inside the 2 minute warning forcing the Knights to punt.

Matt Jenkins caught the kick inside Storm's redzone but managed to evade Farnham's punt unit and got to the outside.

Everyone got forward to block but it was not meant to be as he was stopped 10 yards shy of the endzone as the final whistle blew.

Farnham won on the day but this was a world apart from what had occured on the opening day of the season.

By Julian Myles