The Butts Park Arena

London Warriors atManchester Titans

Final Result

Manchester Titans Britbowl XXXV Champions

National Champions

The British American Football Association season wrapped up with a bang as the Manchester Titans took down the London Warriors in the Britbowl Championship Game, making it two wins in a row with a final score of 44-27. This victory marks the first time a team from outside London has clinched back-to-back titles in the Britbowl era.

The action kicked off with quarterback Sam Bloomfield leading the Titans’ charge, steering his team close to 70 yards down the field, but they fell short of the endzone. However, Alex Lenkowski nailed a 46-yard field goal to put the Titans on the scoreboard.

The Warriors hit back with some impressive runs from Ray Sobowale and Leonardo Walter Dabo, pushing deep into Manchester territory. Despite a stout defense from the Titans, the Warriors managed to score with a slick 22-yard touchdown pass from Dee Williams to Luc Benjamin. Ian Jacquet’s successful kick put the Warriors ahead 7-3.

After some back-and-forth punts, the Titans struck early in the second quarter with a long drive ending in a touchdown pass from Bloomfield to Max Gracie-Ainscough. Lenkowski’s successful conversion put the Titans ahead 10-7. But the Warriors quickly replied with a touchdown of their own, capitalizing on a risky fourth-down play.

Undeterred, the Titans launched another strong drive, culminating in another Bloomfield pass to Gracie-Ainscough just shy of the endzone. A quick play to Adam Bamber swung the scoreboard back in Manchester’s favor, although a botched extra-point kept the score at 16-14.

With momentum on their side, the Titans extended their lead just before halftime with Bloomfield connecting with Gracie-Ainscough again for a touchdown. Despite London’s efforts, an interception by Alex Eager allowed the Titans to close the half with a 23-14 lead.

The Titans maintained their dominance into the second half, with Eager snagging another interception. However, a missed field goal attempt handed the ball back to the Warriors.

A fumble recovery by the Titans led to a London touchdown, followed by another score from Williams, giving the Warriors the lead at 27-23 as the third quarter ended.

But the Titans rallied in the fourth quarter, with Bloomfield finding Zahir Wilder for a crucial touchdown. A fumble recovery by Stuart Robinson set up another Titans score, extending their lead.

Despite a solid effort from the Warriors, mistakes on special teams gave the Titans more scoring opportunities. Manchester capitalized on these errors, sealing the game with another Bloomfield-Bamber connection.

With a well-deserved victory, the Titans secured their place in history as the first team outside London to win consecutive national titles since the Manchester Spartans in 1989/90. Quarterback Sam Bloomfield, playing through a fractured wrist, was named Britbowl MVP for the second year running.