19.05.2004 klo 01:30
15 May 2004, Spartak 2 Stadium, Moscow
We came, we saw, we lost
The Moscow Patriots showed the Turku Trojans that practice can make perfect. The Patriots' offense combined strong blocking with a mix of smart running and passing plays. The Patriots' swarming defense was solid against both the run and the pass.
Although there was nothing too flashy about either the play of the offense or defense, it was clear that the Patriots' package on both sides of the ball has been perfected with a lot of practice. Moreover, the Patriots well disciplined execution led to few - if any - mistakes. All in all, it was an intimidating and athletic display of American Football by the Moscow team.
With this loss, the Trojans' European games came to end, while the Patriots travel next weekend to Sweden, to face the Arlanda Jets. The Trojans now have a week and a half to get rested and recover for the beginning of the Maple League season, which opens in Turku, on 29 May, against the Pori Bears.Photo Gallery