11.09.2005 klo 11:29
Helsinki Roosters won the battle over the bronze medals in it´s home field 30-13. The point difference is bigger than the actual difference between these two teams. After three Roosters field goals both teams scored twice making the score 23-13. The game was close and the Trojans had a good phase until in the late third quarter the Roosters got a lucky break. The referee made a controversial offside call that really heated the emotions of the Trojans players and sideline personnel. Roosters took advantage of this turmoil and in the next play they scored a touchdown and expanded their lead to 17 points effectively killing the Trojans pursuit.
Coach Haula was furious after the game but emphasized that the fourth place is still a good achievement for this mostly unexperienced team. "Many young players have grown up from kindergarten to high school during this season, metaforically speaking." The team travelled straight from the game back to Turku to celebrate the end of the season and bidding farewell to the American players who are now heading back to their home.