Team Finland were dominant on the field on Sunday evening. Finland mixed passing and running well and gave no chance for the visitors. Team Finland’s defensive line was unbreakable and running game in the first half was poison for the Brits. Final score 28–7 (28–7).

Finland began the first half brightly and full of confidence. They mixed well with running and passing which forced Great Britain on their toes. Team Finland total yards in the first half were outstanding: they outscored the Brits 284–38. 203 of those yards came from running plays – GB Lions -3 yards.

Goal scorers for Finland in chronological order were brothers Veikka and Tuukka Lehtonen, Joonas Raatikainen and Karri Pajarinen. Joni-Petteri Malka kicked all four extra points. Team Great Britain’s only touchdown came from the interception.  Josh Amis catched Finnish quarter back’s throw from their own 13 yard line and ran with the ball on the other side of the pitch. With Ian Jacquet’s kick, GB Lions equalised the game. After that, Finland showed how much they wanted to correct that error – and they did it clinically. Score at the half time was 28–7.

– Finland dominanced the ball on both sides, summarized Team Great Britain’s head coach Michael Callan on half time.

The Brits straightens up in half time

The start of the second half was tight battle – Team Great Britain found the way to stop the Finnish flowing offence. The Brits almost stole the ball third time when ball burned in Finnish player hands’ and Amis pick the ball from the air. Wide receivers Micky Kyei and Tino Ndongo saved Finland in the end and covered the ball on their own 18 yard line.

Both teams defenced well and there were no point performances. The Brits came close and were couple yards away from goal but Finnish defence survived and kept a clean sheet. Team Finland’s win meant that if they beat Team France on Thursday they will reach for the final.

Game MVP’s Akseli Olin’s comments after the game:

– There were many MVP candidates today so I really don’t know why I got the prize. Any of our running backs deserves that – they did a hell of a job. In the end, our whole team played great! We have a fantastic team spirit and it’s something special.

 

Tournament continues on Tuesday at Myyrmäki, Vantaa with two encounters. At 4PM starts Nordic countries derby between Team Sweden and Team Denmark. In the evening game at 8PM, kicks off fight between neighbours Team Great Britain and Team France.

 

IFAF European Championships, Day 1:

29.07.2018 | 20:00 | Myyrmäen Jalkapallostadion, Vantaa:

Finland – Great Britain 28–7 (7–0, 21–7, 0–0, 0–0)

 

Goal scorers:

7–0 Veikka Lehtonen + 1p Joni-Petteri Malka

7–7 Josh Amis + 1p Ian Jacquet

14–7 Tuukka Lehtonen + 1p Malka

21–7 Joonas Raatikainen + 1p Malka

28–7 Karri Pajarinen + 1p Malka

 

Statistics

Picture: Jari Turunen

Finland vs Great Britain (Jul 29, 2018)

Finland vs Great Britain (Jul 29, 2018)


 

Scoring Summary

 
Scoring Summary (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs Great Britain (Jul 29, 2018 at Vantaa)

Finland (1-0) vs. Great Britain (0-1)

Date: Jul 29, 2018 • Site: Vantaa  • Stadium: MUP  •  Attendance: 1650

Score by Quarters  Score 
Finland   7  21  0  0  28 
Great Britain   0  7  0  0  7 

SCORING SUMMARY   FIN -GB  
1st  00:13  FIN   Lehtonen V 9 yd run (Malka J-P kick) 
         11 plays, 70 yards, TOP 4:25  7 - 0 
2nd  10:12  GB   Amis J 87 yd interception return (Jacquet I kick) 
           7 - 7 
  08:48  FIN   Lehtonen T 3 yd run (Malka J-P kick) 
         4 plays, 70 yards, TOP 0:53  14 - 7 
  08:40  FIN   Raatikainen J 0 yd fumble recovery (Malka J-P kick) 
           21 - 7 
  05:28  FIN   Pajarinen K 20 yd run (Malka J-P kick) 
         5 plays, 71 yards, TOP 1:27  28 - 7 

Kickoff time: 20.00  • End of Game: 22.13  • Total elapsed time: 2h 13min
Referee: Beylich B  •  Umpire: Parsons D  •  Linesman: Immonen M  •  Line judge: Hofbauer T  •  Back judge: Leido K  •  Field judge: Larsen K  •  Side judge: Seppelin J  •  Center judge: Lascours S  • 
Temperature: +26  • Wind: 7 m/s  • Weather: Sunny
 

Team Statistics

 
Team Statistics (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs Great Britain (Jul 29, 2018 at Vantaa)

 Team Totals  FIN  GB 
FIRST DOWNS  18 
   Rushing  10 
   Passing 
   Penalty 
NET YARDS RUSHING  230  36 
   Rushing Attempts  30  31 
   Average Per Rush  7.7  1.2 
   Rushing Touchdowns 
   Yards Gained Rushing  233  82 
   Yards Lost Rushing  46 
NET YARDS PASSING  113  123 
   Completions-Attempts-Int  14-26-3  10-25-2 
   Average Per Attempt  4.3  4.9 
   Average Per Completion  8.1  12.3 
   Passing Touchdowns 
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS  343  159 
   Total offense plays  56  56 
   Average Gain Per Play  6.1  2.8 
Fumbles: Number-Lost  1-0  2-2 
Penalties: Number-Yards  5-27  8-50 
PUNTS-YARDS  5-191  5-201 
   Average Yards Per Punt  38.2  40.2 
   Net Yards Per Punt  25.4  40.2 
   Inside 20 
   50+ Yards 
   Touchbacks 
   Fair catch 
KICKOFFS-YARDS  5-313  3-164 
   Average Yards Per Kickoff  62.6  54.7 
   Net Yards Per Kickoff  45.0  36.7 
   Touchbacks 
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD  0-0-0  4-64-0 
   Average Per Return  0.0  16.0 
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD  2-54-0  4-88-0 
   Average Per Return  27.0  22.0 
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD  2-2-0  3-137-1 
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD  0-0-1  0-0-0 
Miscellaneous Yards 
Possession Time  21:18  27:14 
   1st Quarter  8:25  3:35 
   2nd Quarter  4:56  7:36 
   3rd Quarter  3:48  8:12 
   4th Quarter  4:09  7:51 
Third-Down Conversions  4 of 11  4 of 15 
Fourth-Down Conversions  0 of 1  1 of 3 
Red-Zone Scores-Chances  3-3  0-3 
   Touchdowns  3-3  0-3 
   Field goals  0-3  0-3 
Sacks By: Number-Yards  5-37  0-0 
PAT Kicks  4-4  1-1 
Field Goals  0-0  0-0 
Points off turnovers 
 

Individual Statistics

 
Individual Statistics (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs Great Britain (Jul 29, 2018 at Vantaa)

Finland
  
Great Britain
RUSHING  No.  Gain  Loss  Net  TD  Lg  Avg. 
Pajarinen K   10  89  89  31  8.9 
Jussila H   10  82  82  17  8.2 
Lehtonen V   52  52  20  8.7 
Lehtinen J   2.0 
Lehtonen T   3.0 
Team Finland   0.0 
Totals...  30  233  230  31  7.7 
  
  
RUSHING  No.  Gain  Loss  Net  TD  Lg  Avg. 
Campbell T   27  26  2.9 
Daley P   15  10  1.7 
Slack J   30  21  12  1.3 
Alli O   0.3 
Fadahunsi T   0.0 
Rourledge H   -3  -3.0 
Thompson B   12  -7  -2.3 
Totals...  31  82  46  36  12  1.2 
 
PASSING  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack 
Lehtinen J   14-26-3  113  25 
Totals...  14-26-3  113  25 
  
  
  
  
PASSING  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack 
Slack J   6-15-1  64  23 
Thompson B   4-8-1  59  39 
Joseph C   0-1-0 
Daley P   0-1-0 
Totals...  10-25-2  123  39 
 
RECEIVING  No.  Yds  TD  Lg 
Kyei M   33  21 
Seppanen M   22  13 
Pajarinen K  
Linnainmaa K   34  25 
Pinta T   16  16 
Ndongo T  
Jussila H   -4 
Totals...  14  113  25 
  
RECEIVING  No.  Yds  TD  Lg 
Milloy S   53  39 
Rourledge H   46  23 
Newport P   20  14 
Joseph C  
Totals...  10  123  39 
  
  
  
 
PUNTING  No.  Yds  Avg  Long  In20  TB 
Olin A   191  38.2  42 
Totals...  191  38.2  42 
  
PUNTING  No.  Yds  Avg  Long  In20  TB 
Jacquet I   201  40.2  49 
Totals...  201  40.2  49 
 
   Punts  Kickoffs  Intercept 
ALL RETURNS  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg 
Kyei M   54  30 
Laherma J  
Olin A  
Totals...  54  30 
  
   Punts  Kickoffs  Intercept 
ALL RETURNS  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg 
Hopkinson A  
Eager A   23  23 
Amis J   64  38  65  34  137  87 
Totals...  64  38  88  34  137  87 
 
ALL PURPOSE  Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total 
Pajarinen K   89  94 
Kyei M   33  54  87 
Jussila H   82  -4  78 
Lehtonen V   52  52 
Linnainmaa K   34  34 
Seppanen M   22  22 
Pinta T   16  16 
Ndongo T  
Lehtinen J  
Lehtonen T  
Olin A  
Totals...  230  113  54  399 
  
ALL PURPOSE  Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total 
Amis J   65  64  137  266 
Milloy S   53  53 
Rourledge H   -3  46  43 
Campbell T   26  26 
Eager A   23  23 
Newport P   20  20 
Daley P   10  10 
Slack J  
Joseph C  
Alli O  
Thompson B   -7  -7 
Totals...  36  123  88  64  137  448 
 
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 
  
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 
 
KICKOFFS  No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg. 
Malka J-P   313  62.6 
  
KICKOFFS  No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg. 
Jacquet I   164  54.7 
 
FUMBLES: Finland-Lehtinen J 1-0. Great Britain-Slack J 1-1; Amis J 1-1.
 

Drive Chart

 
Drive Chart (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs Great Britain (Jul 29, 2018 at Vantaa)

   Drive Started  Drive Ended  Consumed    
Team  Qtr  Spot  Time  Obtained  Spot  Time     How Lost  Pl-Yds  TOP  RZ 
FIN   1st  F25  12:00  Kickoff  F29  10:30     Punt  3-4  1:30    
FIN   1st  F42  10:00  Interception  G23  07:30     Downs  7-35  2:30    
FIN   1st  F30  04:38  Punt  G00  00:13  TOUCHDOWN  11-70  4:25    
FIN   2nd  G45  11:06  Punt  G24  10:12     Interception  2-21  0:54    
FIN   2nd  F30  09:41  Kickoff  G00  08:48  TOUCHDOWN  4-70  0:53    
FIN   2nd  G00  08:40  Fumble  G00  08:40  TOUCHDOWN  0-0  0:00    
FIN   2nd  F29  06:55  Punt  G00  05:28  TOUCHDOWN  5-71  1:27    
FIN   2nd  F24  02:32  Punt  F32  01:21     Interception  2-8  1:11    
FIN   3rd  F22  10:23  Kickoff  F48  09:45     Interception  6-26  0:38    
FIN   3rd  F18  09:45  Fumble  F25  08:00     Punt  3-7  1:45    
FIN   3rd  F04  03:20  Downs  F05  02:18     Punt  3-1  1:02    
FIN   3rd  F19  00:23  Downs  F28  10:45     Punt  3-9  1:38    
FIN   4th  F06  05:56  Punt  F20  03:18     Punt  6-14  2:38    
FIN   4th  F01  00:16  Interception  F01  00:00     End of half  1-0  0:16    
  
GB   1st  F48  10:30  Punt  F44  10:00     Interception  2-4  0:30    
GB   1st  G23  07:30  Downs  G25  04:38     Punt  6-2  2:52    
GB   1st  G21  00:13  Kickoff  G18  11:06     Punt  3--3  1:07    
GB   2nd  F00  10:12  Interception  F00  10:12  TOUCHDOWN  0-0  0:00    
GB   2nd  G01  08:40  Kickoff  G00  08:40     Fumble  1--1  0:00    
GB   2nd  G19  08:34  Kickoff  G27  06:55     Punt  3-8  1:39    
GB   2nd  G24  05:00  Kickoff  G40  02:00     Punt  5-16  3:00    
GB   2nd  G32  01:21  Interception  G34  00:00     End of half  3-2  1:21    
GB   3rd  G35  11:54  Kickoff  G43  10:23     Kickoff  3-8  1:31    
GB   3rd  F20  00:00  Interception  F18  09:45     Fumble  0-2  0:00    
GB   3rd  F27  08:00  Punt  F04  03:20     Downs  7-23  4:40    
GB   3rd  F40  02:18  Punt  F19  00:23     Downs  5-21  1:55    
GB   4th  G43  10:45  Punt  G45  05:56     Punt  7-2  4:49    
GB   4th  G38  03:18  Punt  F15  00:16     Interception  11-47  3:02    

   1st  2nd  3rd  4th     1st  2nd       
Finland   Qtr  Qtr  Qtr  Qtr     Half  Half     Total 
Time of possession   08:25   04:56   03:48   04:09      13:21   07:57      21:18  
3rd Down Conversions   2/4   0/0   1/4   1/3      2/4   2/7      4/11  
Average field position  F32   F34   F15   F03      F33   F11      F23  
4th Down Conversions   0/1   0/0   0/0   0/0      0/1   0/0      0/1  
  
   1st  2nd  3rd  4th     1st  2nd       
Great Britain   Qtr  Qtr  Qtr  Qtr     Half  Half     Total 
Time of possession   03:35   07:36   08:12   07:51      11:11   16:03      27:14  
3rd Down Conversions   1/2   0/4   1/4   2/5      1/6   3/9      4/15  
Average field position  G32   G19   F44   G40      G24   G49      G35  
4th Down Conversions   0/0   0/0   0/2   1/1      0/0   1/3      1/3  

Drive Chart (By Quarter)

   Drive Started  Drive Ended  Consumed    
Team  Qtr  Spot  Time  Obtained  Spot  Time     How Lost  Pl-Yds  TOP  RZ 
FIN   1st  F25  12:00  Kickoff  F29  10:30     Punt  3-4  1:30    
GB   1st  F48  10:30  Punt  F44  10:00     Interception  2-4  0:30    
FIN   1st  F42  10:00  Interception  G23  07:30     Downs  7-35  2:30    
GB   1st  G23  07:30  Downs  G25  04:38     Punt  6-2  2:52    
FIN   1st  F30  04:38  Punt  G00  00:13  TOUCHDOWN  11-70  4:25    
GB   1st  G21  00:13  Kickoff  G18  11:06     Punt  3--3  1:07    
FIN   2nd  G45  11:06  Punt  G24  10:12     Interception  2-21  0:54    
  
GB   2nd  F00  10:12  Interception  F00  10:12  TOUCHDOWN  0-0  0:00    
FIN   2nd  F30  09:41  Kickoff  G00  08:48  TOUCHDOWN  4-70  0:53    
GB   2nd  G01  08:40  Kickoff  G00  08:40     Fumble  1--1  0:00    
FIN   2nd  G00  08:40  Fumble  G00  08:40  TOUCHDOWN  0-0  0:00    
GB   2nd  G19  08:34  Kickoff  G27  06:55     Punt  3-8  1:39    
FIN   2nd  F29  06:55  Punt  G00  05:28  TOUCHDOWN  5-71  1:27    
GB   2nd  G24  05:00  Kickoff  G40  02:00     Punt  5-16  3:00    
FIN   2nd  F24  02:32  Punt  F32  01:21     Interception  2-8  1:11    
GB   2nd  G32  01:21  Interception  G34  00:00     End of half  3-2  1:21    
GB   3rd  G35  11:54  Kickoff  G43  10:23     Kickoff  3-8  1:31    
  
FIN   3rd  F22  10:23  Kickoff  F48  09:45     Interception  6-26  0:38    
GB   3rd  F20  00:00  Interception  F18  09:45     Fumble  0-2  0:00    
FIN   3rd  F18  09:45  Fumble  F25  08:00     Punt  3-7  1:45    
GB   3rd  F27  08:00  Punt  F04  03:20     Downs  7-23  4:40    
FIN   3rd  F04  03:20  Downs  F05  02:18     Punt  3-1  1:02    
GB   3rd  F40  02:18  Punt  F19  00:23     Downs  5-21  1:55    
FIN   3rd  F19  00:23  Downs  F28  10:45     Punt  3-9  1:38    
GB   4th  G43  10:45  Punt  G45  05:56     Punt  7-2  4:49    
  
FIN   4th  F06  05:56  Punt  F20  03:18     Punt  6-14  2:38    
GB   4th  G38  03:18  Punt  F15  00:16     Interception  11-47  3:02    
FIN   4th  F01  00:16  Interception  F01  00:00     End of half  1-0  0:16    
 

Defensive Statistics

 
Defensive Statistics (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs Great Britain (Jul 29, 2018 at Vantaa)

##  Finland   Solo  Ast  Total  TFL/Yds  FF  FR-Yds  Int-Yds  BrUp  Blkd  Sack/Yds  QBH 
39  Varinen J   5.5  1.0/9   .   .   1.0/9  
46  Laherma J   4.5  0.5/1   .   1-0   .  
20  Kattainen A   3.0  1.0/4   .   .   .  
90  Outinen O   3.0  1.0/9   .   .   1.0/9  
91  Kankaanpaa L   3.0  .   .   .   .  
87  Ahonen T   2.5  .   .   .   .  
98  Lindqvist J   2.5  0.5/2   .   .   0.5/2  
2   Kuikka N   2.5  1.0/3   .   .   .  
10  Kyei M   2.0  .   .   .   .  
43  Ayravainen S   2.0  1.5/9   .   .   0.5/5  
34  Raatikainen J   2.0  1.0/2   1-0   .   0.5/2  
1   Olin A   2.0  0.5/6   .   1-2   0.5/6  
27  Lempinen V   2.0  .   .   .   .  
24  Suojanen V-V   2.0  .   .   .   .  
22  Inkinen S   2.0  .   .   .   .  
96  Karbin S   1.5  .   .   .   .  
86  Vesterinen E   1.5  1.0/4   .   .   1.0/4  
76  Lesonen H   1.0  .   .   .   .  
3   Koivumaki J   1.0  .   .   .   .  
99  Kreus J   1.0  .   .   .   .  
25  Lehtonen T   0.5  .   .   .   .  
88  Ndongo T   .   .   1-0   .   .  
##  Great Britain   Solo  Ast  Total  TFL/Yds  FF  FR-Yds  Int-Yds  BrUp  Blkd  Sack/Yds  QBH 
25  Hopkinson A   6.5  .   .   1-0   .  
55  Armah J   4.0  .   .   .   .  
52  Cheadle E   3.5  .   .   .   .  
3   Oluwole L   3.0  1.0/1   .   .   .  
20  Bishop O   3.0  .   .   .   .  
57  Jarvis A   2.5  .   .   .   .  
48  Young R   2.0  .   .   .   .  
56  Eva M   2.0  .   .   .   .  
5   Haldane A   1.5  .   .   .   .  
30  Hobbs W   1.5  .   .   .   .  
99  Miller A   1.0  .   .   .   .  
4   Amis J   1.0  .   .   2-137  .  
21  Campbell S   1.0  .   .   .   .  
91  Fredricks J   1.0  .   .   .   .  
92  Ridge J   0.5  .   .   .   .  
90  Stewart M   0.5  .   .   .   .  
72  Ogunkolati A   0.5  .   .   .   .  
 

Participation Report

 
Participation Report (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs Great Britain (Jul 29, 2018 at Vantaa)

Finland  
Pos  ##  Offense 
QB   8   Lehtinen J  
RB   31  Lehtonen V  
WR   32  Linnainmaa K  
WR   10  Kyei M  
WR   82  Seppanen M  
WR   88  Ndongo T  
OL   77  Luoto I  
OL   78  Tennberg A  
OL   65  Lahti J  
OL   71  Pietila J  
OL   52  Laine R  
  
Finland  
Pos  ##  Defense 
DL   90  Outinen O  
DL   86  Vesterinen E  
DL   76  Lesonen H  
LB   99  Kreus J  
LB   43  Ayravainen S  
LB   41  Toivonen S  
DB   1   Olin A  
DB   24  Suojanen V-V  
DB   2   Kuikka N  
DB   22  Inkinen S  
DB   27  Lempinen V  
  
Great Britain  
Pos  ##  Offense 
QB   10  Slack J  
RB   28  Fadahunsi T  
WR   8   Jacquet I  
WR   84  Rourledge H  
WR   9   Milloy S  
WR   6   Cherry J  
OL   67  Whittaker G  
OL   62  Sinnage C  
OL   66  Levick T  
OL   60  Watkins B  
OL   74  Ashby B  
  
Great Britain  
Pos  ##  Defense 
DL   99  Miller A  
DL   90  Stewart M  
DL   91  Fredricks J  
LB   55  Armah J  
LB   57  Jarvis A  
LB   52  Cheadle E  
LB   5   Haldane A  
DB   3   Oluwole L  
DB   12  Onamade E  
DB   25  Hopkinson A  
DB   4   Amis J  

Finland: 3-Koivumaki J, 6-Luoma D, 7-Kadmiry M, 9-Pajarinen K, 15-Jussila H, 16-Malka J-P, 20-Kattainen A, 25-Lehtonen T, 28-Vasanoja W, 30-Suoste T, 34-Raatikainen J, 36-Siiskonen M, 39-Varinen J, 46-Laherma J, 60-Jaaskalainen T, 72-Mononen J, 74-Lautala P, 81-Pinta T, 84-Laine I, 87-Ahonen T, 91-Kankaanpaa L, 96-Karbin S, 98-Lindqvist J.

Great Britain: 1-Conroy D, 2-Mofondo A, 7-Daley P, 11-Thompson B, 13-Joseph C, 20-Bishop O, 21-Campbell S, 22-Campbell T, 23-Alli O, 24-Obi S, 26-Davis W, 30-Hobbs W, 34-Quartey G, 48-Young R, 56-Eva M, 61-Smith L, 64-Nwaogu C, 72-Ogunkolati A, 75-Outwaite T, 81-Newport P, 82-Eager A, 92-Ridge J, 97-Drew W.
 

Play-by-Play Summary

 
Play-by-Play Summary
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs Great Britain (Jul 29, 2018 at Vantaa)

1st Quarter

GB win cointoss
Fin 1-10at Fin35FIN ball on FIN35.
Fin 1-10at Fin35FIN ball on FIN35.
Fin 1-10at Fin35GB ball on GB35.
Jacquet I kickoff 64 yards to the FIN1, Kyei M return 24 yards to the FIN25 (Young R).
Fin 1-10at Fin25Lehtonen V rush for 4 yards to the FIN29 (Fredricks J;Cheadle E).
Fin 2-6at Fin29Lehtinen J pass complete to Seppanen M for no gain to the FIN29 (Cheadle E).
Fin 3-6at Fin29Lehtinen J pass incomplete to Pajarinen K.
Fin 4-6at Fin29Olin A punt 35 yards to the GB36, Amis J return 16 yards to the FIN48.
Drive: 3 plays, 4 yards, TOP 01:30
Gb 1-10at Fin48GREAT BRITAIN drive start at 10:30.
Gb 1-10at Fin48Slack J pass complete to Milloy S for 4 yards to the FIN44 (Olin A).
Gb 2-6at Fin44Slack J pass intercepted by Olin A at the FIN40, Olin A return 2 yards to the FIN42.
Drive: 2 plays, 4 yards, TOP 00:30
Fin 1-10at Fin42FINLAND drive start at 10:00.
Fin 1-10at Fin42Pajarinen K rush for 3 yards to the FIN45 (Cheadle E;Jarvis A).
Fin 2-7at Fin45Lehtinen J pass complete to Seppanen M for 13 yards to the GB42, 1ST DOWN FIN.
Fin 1-10at Gb42Lehtinen J pass complete to Kyei M for 11 yards to the GB31, 1ST DOWN FIN (Hopkinson A;Cheadle E).
Fin 1-10at Gb31Lehtinen J pass incomplete.
Fin 2-10at Gb31Lehtinen J pass incomplete to Linnainmaa K.
Fin 3-10at Gb31Lehtinen J pass complete to Linnainmaa K for 9 yards to the GB22, out-of-bounds (Haldane A).
Fin 4-1at Gb22Lehtinen J pass complete to Pajarinen K for loss of 1 yard to the GB23 (Oluwole L).
Drive: 7 plays, 35 yards, TOP 02:30
Gb 1-10at Gb23GREAT BRITAIN drive start at 07:30.
Gb 1-10at Gb23Fadahunsi T rush for no gain to the GB23 (Kreus J).
Gb 2-10at Gb23Slack J pass incomplete to Rourledge H.
Gb 3-10at Gb23Slack J pass complete to Rourledge H for 23 yards to the GB46, 1ST DOWN GB (Suojanen V-V).
Gb 1-10at Gb46Fadahunsi T rush for no gain to the GB46 (Lindqvist J).
Gb 2-10at Gb46Slack J pass incomplete to Cherry J.
Gb 3-10at Gb46PENALTY GB delay of game 5 yards to the GB41.
Gb 3-15at Gb41Slack J sacked for loss of 11 yards to the GB30 (Olin A;Ayravainen S).
Gb 4-26at Gb30PENALTY GB false start 5 yards to the GB25.
Gb 4-31at Gb25Jacquet I punt 45 yards to the FIN30, fair catch by Seppanen M.
Drive: 6 plays, 2 yards, TOP 02:52
Fin 1-10at Fin30FINLAND drive start at 04:38.
Fin 1-10at Fin30PENALTY FIN false start 5 yards to the FIN25.
Fin 1-15at Fin25Jussila H rush for 14 yards to the FIN39 (Hopkinson A).
Fin 2-1at Fin39Jussila H rush for 4 yards to the FIN43, 1ST DOWN FIN (Miller A).
Fin 1-10at Fin43Jussila H rush for 6 yards to the FIN49 (Fredricks J;Hopkinson A).
Fin 2-4at Fin49Jussila H rush for 3 yards to the GB48 (Cheadle E;Eva M).
Fin 3-1at Gb48Lehtinen J pass complete to Pajarinen K for 3 yards to the GB45, 1ST DOWN FIN (Armah J).
Fin 1-10at Gb45Pajarinen K rush for 15 yards to the GB30, 1ST DOWN FIN.
Fin 1-10at Gb30Lehtinen J pass complete to Seppanen M for 9 yards to the GB21 (Hopkinson A).
Fin 2-1at Gb21Pajarinen K rush for 5 yards to the GB16, 1ST DOWN FIN (Armah J).
Fin 1-10at Gb16Jussila H rush for 7 yards to the GB9 (Armah J).
Fin 2-3at Gb09Lehtinen J pass incomplete to Pinta T.
Fin 3-3at Gb09Lehtonen V rush for 9 yards to the GB0, 1ST DOWN FIN, TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:13.
Malka J-P kick attempt good.
Finland 7, Great Britain 0
Drive: 11 plays, 70 yards, TOP 04:25
Malka J-P kickoff 57 yards to the GB8, Amis J return 13 yards to the GB21 (Kattainen A).
Gb 1-10at Gb21GREAT BRITAIN drive start at 00:13.
Gb 1-10at Gb21Rourledge H rush for loss of 3 yards to the GB18 (Kuikka N).
Drive: 1 plays, minus 3 yards, TOP 01:07
Finland 7, Great Britain 0
2nd Quarter

Gb 2-13at Gb18Start of 2nd quarter, clock 12:00.
Gb 2-13at Gb18Slack J pass incomplete to Milloy S.
Gb 3-13at Gb18Slack J pass complete to Milloy S for no gain to the GB18 (Inkinen S;Olin A).
Gb 4-13at Gb18Jacquet I punt 27 yards to the GB45.
Drive: 3 plays, minus 3 yards, TOP 01:07
Fin 1-10at Gb45FINLAND drive start at 11:06.
Fin 1-10at Gb45Lehtinen J pass complete to Kyei M for 21 yards to the GB24, 1ST DOWN FIN, out-of-bounds (Amis J).
Fin 1-10at Gb24Lehtinen J pass intercepted by Amis J at the GB13, Amis J return 87 yards to the FIN0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 10:12.
Drive: 2 plays, 21 yards, TOP 00:54
Jacquet I kick attempt good.
Finland 7, Great Britain 7
Jacquet I kickoff 65 yards to the FIN0, Kyei M return 30 yards to the FIN30 (Campbell S).
Fin 1-10at Fin30Lehtonen V rush for 16 yards to the FIN46, 1ST DOWN FIN (Hopkinson A;Hobbs W).
Fin 1-10at Fin46FINLAND drive start at 09:41.
Fin 1-10at Fin46Lehtonen V rush for 20 yards to the GB34, 1ST DOWN FIN (Oluwole L).
Fin 1-10at Gb34Pajarinen K rush for 31 yards to the GB3, 1ST DOWN FIN (Hobbs W).
Fin 1-Gat Gb03Lehtonen T rush for 3 yards to the GB0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:48.
Malka J-P kick attempt good.
Finland 14, Great Britain 7
Drive: 4 plays, 70 yards, TOP 01:01
Malka J-P kickoff 64 yards to the GB1.
Gb 1-10at Gb01GREAT BRITAIN drive start at 08:40.
Gb 1-10at Gb01Slack J rush for loss of 1 yard to the GB0, fumble by Slack J recovered by FIN Raatikainen J at GB0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:40.
Drive: 1 plays, minus 1 yards, TOP 00:00
Malka J-P kick attempt good.
Finland 21, Great Britain 7
Malka J-P kickoff 64 yards to the GB1, Amis J return 18 yards to the GB19 (Laherma J).
Gb 1-10at Gb19GREAT BRITAIN drive start at 08:34.
Gb 1-10at Gb19Alli O rush for no gain to the GB19 (Raatikainen J).
Gb 2-10at Gb19Joseph C pass incomplete to Daley P, PENALTY GB illegal formation declined.
Gb 3-10at Gb19Slack J pass complete to Joseph C for 8 yards to the GB27 (Kuikka N;Lempinen V).
Gb 4-2at Gb27Jacquet I punt 44 yards to the FIN29.
Drive: 3 plays, 8 yards, TOP 01:39
Fin 1-10at Fin29FINLAND drive start at 06:55.
Fin 1-10at Fin29Jussila H rush for 17 yards to the FIN46, 1ST DOWN FIN (Armah J;Hopkinson A).
Fin 1-10at Fin46Jussila H rush for 14 yards to the GB40, 1ST DOWN FIN (Bishop O;Hopkinson A).
Fin 1-10at Gb40Lehtinen J pass complete to Pinta T for 16 yards to the GB24, 1ST DOWN FIN (Hopkinson A).
Fin 1-10at Gb24Pajarinen K rush for 4 yards to the GB20 (Bishop O).
Fin 2-6at Gb20Pajarinen K rush for 20 yards to the GB0, 1ST DOWN FIN, TOUCHDOWN, clock 05:28.
Malka J-P kick attempt good.
Finland 28, Great Britain 7
Drive: 5 plays, 71 yards, TOP 01:55
Malka J-P kickoff 64 yards to the GB1, Eager A return 23 yards to the GB24 (Laherma J;Varinen J).
Gb 1-10at Gb24GREAT BRITAIN drive start at 05:00.
Gb 1-10at Gb24Slack J pass complete to Newport P for 6 yards to the GB30 (Suojanen V-V;Lempinen V).
Gb 2-4at Gb30Slack J rush for 9 yards to the GB39, 1ST DOWN GB (Kuikka N;Inkinen S).
Gb 1-10at Gb39Slack J pass incomplete to Jacquet I (Olin A).
Gb 2-10at Gb39Alli O rush for 5 yards to the GB44 (Ayravainen S;Suojanen V-V).
Gb 3-5at Gb44Alli O rush for loss of 4 yards to the GB40 (Ayravainen S).
Gb 4-9at Gb40Jacquet I punt 36 yards to the FIN24.
Drive: 5 plays, 16 yards, TOP 02:28
Fin 1-10at Fin24FINLAND drive start at 02:00, FINLAND drive start at 02:32.
Fin 1-10at Fin24Lehtinen J pass incomplete to Ndongo T, PENALTY GB pass interference (Hopkinson A) 15 yards to the FIN39, 1ST DOWN FIN, NO PLAY.
Fin 1-10at Fin39Lehtonen V rush for no gain to the FIN39 (Hopkinson A), PENALTY FIN holding 10 yards to the FIN29, NO PLAY.
Fin 1-20at Fin29Jussila H rush for 8 yards to the FIN37 (Eva M).
Fin 2-12at Fin37PENALTY FIN false start 5 yards to the FIN32.
Fin 2-17at Fin32Lehtinen J pass intercepted by Hopkinson A at the GB32, Hopkinson A return 0 yards to the GB32.
Drive: 2 plays, 8 yards, TOP 01:11
Gb 1-10at Gb32GREAT BRITAIN drive start at 01:21.
Gb 1-10at Gb32Campbell T rush for 2 yards to the GB34 (Kankaanpaa L).
Gb 2-8at Gb34Slack J sacked for loss of 9 yards to the GB25 (Outinen O).
Gb 3-17at Gb25Slack J rush for 9 yards to the GB34 (Outinen O;Karbin S).
Gb 4-8at Gb34End of half, clock 00:00.
Drive: 3 plays, 2 yards, TOP 01:21
Finland 28, Great Britain 7
3rd Quarter

Gb 4-8at Gb34Start of 3rd quarter, clock 12:00, FIN ball on FIN35.
Drive: 3 plays, 2 yards, TOP 01:21
Malka J-P kickoff 64 yards to the GB1, Amis J return 34 yards to the GB35 (Laherma J;Lehtonen T).
Gb 1-10at Gb35GREAT BRITAIN drive start at 11:54.
Gb 1-10at Gb35Slack J pass incomplete to Milloy S.
Gb 2-10at Gb35Campbell T rush for 2 yards to the GB37 (Kankaanpaa L;Vesterinen E).
Gb 3-8at Gb37Campbell T rush for 6 yards to the GB43 (Varinen J).
Drive: 3 plays, 8 yards, TOP 01:31
Jacquet I kickoff 35 yards to the FIN22, fair catch by Seppanen M.
Fin 1-10at Fin22FINLAND drive start at 10:23.
Fin 1-10at Fin22Jussila H rush for 4 yards to the FIN26 (Cheadle E;Haldane A).
Fin 2-6at Fin26Lehtinen J pass incomplete to Linnainmaa K.
Fin 3-6at Fin26Lehtinen J pass complete to Linnainmaa K for 25 yards to the GB49, 1ST DOWN FIN (Armah J;Oluwole L).
Fin 1-10at Gb49Lehtinen J rush for loss of 3 yards to the FIN48, fumble by Lehtinen J recovered by FIN Lehtinen J at FIN48.
Fin 2-13at Fin48Lehtinen J pass incomplete to Linnainmaa K.
Fin 3-13at Fin48Lehtinen J pass intercepted by Amis J at the GB32, Amis J return 48 yards to the FIN20, fumble forced by Kyei M, fumble by Amis J recovered by FIN Ndongo T at FIN18.
Drive: 6 plays, 26 yards, TOP 00:38
Fin 1-10at Fin18FINLAND drive start at 09:45.
Fin 1-10at Fin18Jussila H rush for 5 yards to the FIN23 (Bishop O;Hopkinson A).
Fin 2-5at Fin23Lehtinen J pass incomplete to Linnainmaa K (Oluwole L).
Fin 3-5at Fin23Pajarinen K rush for 2 yards to the FIN25 (Hopkinson A;Oluwole L).
Fin 4-3at Fin25Olin A punt 40 yards to the GB35, Amis J return 38 yards to the FIN27 (Ahonen T).
Drive: 3 plays, 7 yards, TOP 01:45
Gb 1-10at Fin27GREAT BRITAIN drive start at 08:00.
Gb 1-10at Fin27PENALTY GB delay of game 5 yards to the FIN32.
Gb 1-15at Fin32Slack J pass incomplete to Rourledge H.
Gb 2-15at Fin32Campbell T rush for 5 yards to the FIN27 (Kuikka N;Karbin S).
Gb 3-10at Fin27Timeout Finland, clock 05:55.
Gb 3-10at Fin27Slack J pass complete to Rourledge H for 23 yards to the FIN4, 1ST DOWN GB (Inkinen S).
Gb 1-Gat Fin04Slack J pass incomplete to Jacquet I.
Gb 2-Gat Fin04Campbell T rush for no gain to the FIN4 (Karbin S;Lindqvist J).
Gb 3-Gat Fin04Campbell T rush for no gain to the FIN4 (Outinen O;Lindqvist J).
Gb 4-Gat Fin04Slack J rush for no gain to the FIN4 (Kankaanpaa L).
Drive: 7 plays, 23 yards, TOP 04:40
Fin 1-10at Fin04FINLAND drive start at 03:20.
Fin 1-10at Fin04Lehtonen V rush for no gain to the FIN4 (Eva M;Young R).
Fin 2-10at Fin04PENALTY FIN false start 2 yards to the FIN2.
Fin 2-12at Fin02Lehtonen V rush for 3 yards to the FIN5 (Young R;Stewart M).
Fin 3-9at Fin05Lehtinen J pass incomplete.
Fin 4-9at Fin05Olin A punt 40 yards to the FIN45, Amis J return 5 yards to the FIN40 (Laherma J).
Drive: 3 plays, 1 yards, TOP 01:02
Gb 1-10at Fin40GREAT BRITAIN drive start at 02:18.
Gb 1-10at Fin40Slack J rush for 12 yards to the FIN28, 1ST DOWN GB (Varinen J).
Gb 1-10at Fin28Campbell T rush for 8 yards to the FIN20, out-of-bounds.
Gb 2-2at Fin20Slack J pass incomplete.
Gb 3-2at Fin20PENALTY GB false start 5 yards to the FIN25.
Gb 3-7at Fin25Daley P rush for 6 yards to the FIN19 (Varinen J).
Gb 4-1at Fin19Daley P rush for no gain to the FIN19 (Varinen J).
Drive: 5 plays, 21 yards, TOP 01:55
Fin 1-10at Fin19FINLAND drive start at 00:23.
Fin 1-10at Fin19Pajarinen K rush for 5 yards to the FIN24 (Ridge J;Jarvis A).
Drive: 1 plays, 5 yards, TOP 01:38
Finland 28, Great Britain 7
4th Quarter

Fin 2-5at Fin24Start of 4th quarter, clock 12:00.
Fin 2-5at Fin24Pajarinen K rush for 3 yards to the FIN27 (Bishop O).
Fin 3-2at Fin27Pajarinen K rush for 1 yard to the FIN28 (Jarvis A;Ogunkolati A).
Fin 4-1at Fin28Olin A punt 34 yards to the GB38, Amis J return 5 yards to the GB43 (Kyei M).
Drive: 3 plays, 9 yards, TOP 01:38
Gb 1-10at Gb43GREAT BRITAIN drive start at 10:45.
Gb 1-10at Gb43Daley P rush for 4 yards to the GB47 (Outinen O).
Gb 2-6at Gb47Campbell T rush for 4 yards to the FIN49 (Ahonen T).
Gb 3-2at Fin49Daley P rush for 1 yard to the FIN48 (Kankaanpaa L;Ahonen T).
Gb 4-1at Fin48Timeout Great Britain, clock 08:22.
Gb 4-1at Fin48Daley P rush for 4 yards to the FIN44, 1ST DOWN GB (Lesonen H).
Gb 1-10at Fin44Campbell T rush for loss of 1 yard to the FIN45 (Laherma J;Raatikainen J).
Gb 2-11at Fin45Daley P pass incomplete to Cherry J (Kattainen A).
Gb 3-11at Fin45Daley P sacked for loss of 5 yards to the 50 yardline (Vesterinen E;Raatikainen J).
Gb 4-16at Gb50PENALTY GB delay of game (Daley P) 5 yards to the GB45.
Gb 4-21at Gb45Jacquet I punt 49 yards to the FIN6.
Drive: 7 plays, 2 yards, TOP 04:49
Fin 1-10at Fin06FINLAND drive start at 05:56.
Fin 1-10at Fin06Lehtinen J pass complete to Pajarinen K for 3 yards to the FIN9, out-of-bounds.
Fin 2-7at Fin09Lehtinen J pass incomplete to Linnainmaa K.
Fin 3-7at Fin09Lehtinen J pass complete to Ndongo T for 7 yards to the FIN16, 1ST DOWN FIN.
Fin 1-10at Fin16Lehtinen J pass complete to Kyei M for 1 yard to the FIN17.
Fin 2-9at Fin17Lehtinen J pass complete to Jussila H for loss of 4 yards to the FIN13.
Fin 3-13at Fin13Lehtinen J rush for 7 yards to the FIN20 (Jarvis A).
Fin 4-6at Fin20Olin A punt 42 yards to the GB38.
Drive: 6 plays, 14 yards, TOP 02:38
Gb 1-10at Gb38GREAT BRITAIN drive start at 03:18.
Gb 1-10at Gb38Thompson B sacked for loss of 3 yards to the GB35 (Lindqvist J;Vesterinen E).
Gb 2-13at Gb35Thompson B pass complete to Joseph C for loss of 4 yards to the GB31 (Kattainen A).
Gb 3-17at Gb31PENALTY FIN offside defense 5 yards to the GB36.
Gb 3-12at Gb36Thompson B pass complete to Milloy S for 39 yards to the FIN25, 1ST DOWN GB (Kattainen A).
Gb 1-10at Fin25PENALTY GB false start 5 yards to the FIN30.
Gb 1-15at Fin30Thompson B rush for 5 yards to the FIN25 (Laherma J).
Gb 2-10at Fin25Thompson B pass complete to Newport P for 14 yards to the FIN11, 1ST DOWN GB (Lempinen V).
Gb 1-10at Fin11Thompson B pass incomplete (Laherma J).
Gb 2-10at Fin11Thompson B pass incomplete to Eager A.
Gb 3-10at Fin11Timeout Great Britain, clock 01:04.
Gb 3-10at Fin11Thompson B pass complete to Milloy S for 10 yards to the FIN1, 1ST DOWN GB (Koivumaki J).
Gb 1-Gat Fin01Thompson B pass incomplete to Milloy S.
Gb 2-Gat Fin01PENALTY GB delay of game (Thompson B) 5 yards to the FIN6.
Gb 2-Gat Fin06Thompson B sacked for loss of 9 yards to the FIN15 (Varinen J).
Gb 3-Gat Fin15Thompson B pass intercepted by Laherma J at the FIN1, Laherma J return 0 yards to the FIN1.
Drive: 11 plays, 47 yards, TOP 03:02
Fin 1-10at Fin01FINLAND drive start at 00:16.
Fin 1-10at Fin01Team Finland rush for no gain to the FIN1.
Fin 2-10at Fin01End of game, clock 00:00.
Drive: 1 plays, 0 yards, TOP 00:16
FINAL SCORE
Finland 28, Great Britain 7
 

Play Breakdown Summary

 
Play Breakdown Summary (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Finland vs Great Britain (Jul 29, 2018 at Vantaa)




Finland                                Great Britain

Down               RUN PASS  Total     Down               RUN PASS  Total

OVERALL..........   30   26     56     OVERALL..........   26   30     56
1ST DOWN.........   20    8     28     1ST DOWN.........   11    9     20
2ND DOWN-SHORT...    2    1      3     2ND DOWN-SHORT...    0    1      1
2ND DOWN-MIDDLE..    3    3      6     2ND DOWN-MIDDLE..    3    2      5
2ND DOWN-LONG....    1    6      7     2ND DOWN-LONG....    3    9     12
3RD DOWN-SHORT...    1    1      2     3RD DOWN-SHORT...    1    0      1
3RD DOWN-MIDDLE..    1    0      1     3RD DOWN-MIDDLE..    1    0      1
3RD DOWN-LONG....    2    6      8     3RD DOWN-LONG....    4    9     13
4TH DOWN.........    0    1      1     4TH DOWN.........    3    0      3

Finland                                Great Britain

Formation        RUN PASS  Total       Formation        RUN PASS  Total

...............   30   26     56       ...............   26   30     56




Finland (Sorted by Play type) 1ST DOWN RUN (20 RUN, 8 PASS) 1ST DOWN PASS 1-15 F25 #15 14 [ ] 1-10 G45 #8 to #10 21 [ ] 1-20 F29 #15 8 [ ] 1-10 F16 #8 to #10 1 [ ] 1-10 F22 #15 4 [ ] 1-10 G42 #8 to #10 11 [ ] 1-10 F29 #15 17 [ ] 1-10 G24 #8 to #4 INT [ ] 1-10 F43 #15 6 [ ] 1-10 G40 #8 to #81 16 [ ] 1-10 G16 #15 7 [ ] 1-10 G30 #8 to #82 9 [ ] 1-10 F46 #15 14 [ ] 1-10 F06 #8 to #9 3 [ ] 1-10 F18 #15 5 [ ] 1-10 G31 #8 to # - [ ] 1-3 G03 #25 3 [ ] 1-10 F30 #31 16 [ ] 1-10 F46 #31 20 [ ] 1-10 F04 #31 0 [ ] 1-10 F25 #31 4 [ ] 1-10 G49 #8 -3 [ ] 1-10 G45 #9 15 [ ] 1-10 F42 #9 3 [ ] 1-10 G24 #9 4 [ ] 1-10 G34 #9 31 [ ] 1-10 F19 #9 5 [ ] 1-10 F01 #TM 0 [ ] 2ND-SHORT RUN (2 RUN, 1 PASS) 2ND-SHORT PASS 2-1 F39 #15 4 [ ] 2-3 G09 #8 to #81 - [ ] 2-1 G21 #9 5 [ ] 2ND-MIDDLE RUN (3 RUN, 3 PASS) 2ND-MIDDLE PASS 2-4 F49 #15 3 [ ] 2-5 F23 #8 to #32 - [ ] 2-6 G20 #9 20 [ ] 2-6 F26 #8 to #32 - [ ] 2-5 F24 #9 3 [ ] 2-6 F29 #8 to #82 0 [ ] 2ND-LONG RUN (1 RUN, 6 PASS) 2ND-LONG PASS 2-12 F02 #31 3 [ ] 2-9 F17 #8 to #15 -4 [ ] 2-17 F32 #8 to #25 INT [ ] 2-10 G31 #8 to #32 - [ ] 2-7 F09 #8 to #32 - [ ] 2-13 F48 #8 to #32 - [ ] 2-7 F45 #8 to #82 13 [ ] 3RD-SHORT RUN (1 RUN, 1 PASS) 3RD-SHORT PASS 3-2 F27 #9 1 [ ] 3-1 G48 #8 to #9 3 [ ] 3RD-MIDDLE RUN (1 RUN, 0 PASS) 3RD-MIDDLE PASS 3-3 G09 #31 9 [ ] 3RD-LONG RUN (2 RUN, 6 PASS) 3RD-LONG PASS 3-13 F13 #8 7 [ ] 3-10 G31 #8 to #32 9 [ ] 3-5 F23 #9 2 [ ] 3-6 F26 #8 to #32 25 [ ] 3-13 F48 #8 to #4 INT [ ] 3-7 F09 #8 to #88 7 [ ] 3-6 F29 #8 to #9 - [ ] 3-9 F05 #8 to # - [ ] 4TH DOWN RUN (0 RUN, 1 PASS) 4TH DOWN PASS 4-1 G22 #8 to #9 -1 [ ]
Great Britain (Sorted by Play type) 1ST DOWN RUN (11 RUN, 9 PASS) 1ST DOWN PASS 1-10 F40 #10 12 [ ] 1-4 F04 #10 to #8 - [ ] 1-10 G01 #10 -1 [ ] 1-10 G39 #10 to #8 - [ ] 1-15 F30 #11 5 [ ] 1-10 G24 #10 to #81 6 [ ] 1-10 G32 #22 2 [ ] 1-15 F32 #10 to #84 - [ ] 1-10 F44 #22 -1 [ ] 1-10 F48 #10 to #9 4 [ ] 1-10 F28 #22 8 [ ] 1-10 G35 #10 to #9 - [ ] 1-10 G19 #23 0 [ ] 1-1 F01 #11 to #9 - [ ] 1-10 G46 #28 0 [ ] 1-10 F11 #11 to # - [ ] 1-10 G23 #28 0 [ ] 1-10 G38 #11 to # SACK [ ] 1-10 G43 #7 4 [ ] 1-10 G21 #84 -3 [ ] 2ND-SHORT RUN (0 RUN, 1 PASS) 2ND-SHORT PASS 2-2 F20 #10 to # - [ ] 2ND-MIDDLE RUN (3 RUN, 2 PASS) 2ND-MIDDLE PASS 2-4 G30 #10 9 [ ] 2-6 F44 #10 to #1 INT [ ] 2-6 G47 #22 4 [ ] 2-6 F06 #11 to # SACK [ ] 2-4 F04 #22 0 [ ] 2ND-LONG RUN (3 RUN, 9 PASS) 2ND-LONG PASS 2-15 F32 #22 5 [ ] 2-13 G35 #11 to #13 -4 [ ] 2-10 G35 #22 2 [ ] 2-10 G46 #10 to #6 - [ ] 2-10 G39 #23 5 [ ] 2-11 F45 #7 to #6 - [ ] 2-10 G19 #13 to #7 - [ ] 2-10 F25 #11 to #81 14 [ ] 2-10 F11 #11 to #82 - [ ] 2-10 G23 #10 to #84 - [ ] 2-13 G18 #10 to #9 - [ ] 2-8 G34 #10 to # SACK [ ] 3RD-SHORT RUN (1 RUN, 0 PASS) 3RD-SHORT PASS 3-2 F49 #7 1 [ ] 3RD-MIDDLE RUN (1 RUN, 0 PASS) 3RD-MIDDLE PASS 3-4 F04 #22 0 [ ] 3RD-LONG RUN (4 RUN, 9 PASS) 3RD-LONG PASS 3-17 G25 #10 9 [ ] 3-10 G19 #10 to #13 8 [ ] 3-8 G37 #22 6 [ ] 3-15 F15 #11 to #46 INT [ ] 3-5 G44 #23 -4 [ ] 3-10 F27 #10 to #84 23 [ ] 3-7 F25 #7 6 [ ] 3-10 G23 #10 to #84 23 [ ] 3-12 G36 #11 to #9 39 [ ] 3-10 F11 #11 to #9 10 [ ] 3-13 G18 #10 to #9 0 [ ] 3-11 F45 #7 to # SACK [ ] 3-15 G41 #10 to # SACK [ ] 4TH DOWN RUN (3 RUN, 0 PASS) 4TH DOWN PASS 4-4 F04 #10 0 [ ] 4-1 F48 #7 4 [ ] 4-1 F19 #7 0 [ ]

This years European Championship’s host Team Finland kicks off their tournament on Sunday evening against Team Great Britain. Teams have met each other several times in history of the tournament – last time was in Germany 2010. At the time score was 32–9 for Finland’s advantage. A lot of have changed in eight years and you can expect a hard battle on Sunday.

Team Finland hit the road on Sunday with great expectations – last time in European Championships (2014) Finland finished fourth. In the same group with Finland plays, in addition to Great Britania, France who beat them in bronze medal game 2014. Finland’s team is a mix of older, experienced and young, hungry players. Team is gathered from Finnish national Maple league – many players have played in Europe in the past year. For example the team captain Veikka Lehtonen (#49) who played in Austria.

– Unnecessary tension seems to be behind us and we are ready for tomorrow’s match. Our team is very good this year – we have lots of potential and especially depth in our roster, told Team Finland’s head coach Tuomas Heikkinen day before the game.

Team Great Britania has prepared for the tournament with care. Last tournament experience is from 2016 when Russian and Czech Republic had to lost of the dominance of Great Britania. Quarter back James Slack (#10) as well as the defenders Josh Amis (#5) and Eddie Cheadle (#52) belong to the key players of his team. Cheadle and Amis both plays in London – teams are Blitz and Warriors. In defence Great Britain wants to be aggressive and in offence they like to run the ball.

 

IFAF European Championships, Day 1:

29.07.2018 | 20:00 | Myyrmäen Jalkapallostadion, Vantaa:

Finland – Great Britania

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