02.07.2007 klo 20:12
The Trojans practically gave the victory to the Seinäjoki Crocodiles by taking too many foolish penalties for unsporstmanlike conduct. The referee Perttu Hautala did not take any foul language and penalized the team 15 yards every time someone said anything remotely resembling a four letter word. The Trojans were hard headed and they took 105 yards in penalties, which eventually cost the victory.
The crocodiles scored in the first quarter when their new British WR Anthony Clarke made a catch in the mid-field and ran to the end zone. The Trojans had a couple of good scoring chances but failed to produce a touchdown. Johnell Wyatte made a spectacular catch in the end zone from Ryan Mitch's accurate pass but the officials judged the catch out of bounds. A call that caused some unrest among the Trojans' coaches.
It wasn't untill in the third quarter when the numbers in the scoreboard changed. Trojans QB Ryan Mitch gave the ball to Johnell Wyatte, who ran close to the sideline and threw the ball to TE Enes Becic who had reach the end zone. Ilkka "Disco" Marja-aho kicked the extra point equalizing the game.
The Trojans had every chance to win the game as in the next few minutes the Crocodiles gave away the ball twice. First Seikko Vennelä intercepted Crocodiles QB Jason Shoulders' pass and soon after that the Trojans defense recovered a fumble. Unfortunately the Trojans offense was too predictable and Johnell Wyatte had all the time two men shadowing him.
In the fourt quarter the penalies were killing the Trojans and the Crocodiles managed to score from a run by Adam Ross. In the final minute Seinäjoki had another TD making the final score 21-7.