NOLA Gold come back with :35 seconds remaining to score winning try
(Salt Lake City, Utah) – The New Orleans Gold entered a Utah snow storm and left with a victory as they beat the Utah Warriors 21-19 on a try with :35 seconds remaining. Utah started off fast with a try at the 5:53 mark by Lance Williams and conversion by Tim O’Malley. The Warrior’s Franco Van den Berg scored in the 24th minute with the O’Malley conversion. Nicholas Feakes of the Gold and the Man of the Match scored three trys, the first player in the league to score three trys in a match this season. Logan Daniels scored in the 59th minute for the Warriors, but it was Feakes third an final score in the 79th minute with the Warriors leading 19-16 that put the game away.
The NOLA Gold now move to 4-1 on the season and remain the highest scoring team in the league. The Utah Warriors move to 1-2-1 on the season but do pick up on bonus point for staying under a 7-point loss.
“Weather is never an excuse but both teams had to adjust their game plans given field and ball conditions. We both made good adjustments and it was a tight match across the board. New Orleans is a sound team top to bottom and this is a tough loss for us” said Warriors Head Coach Alf Daniels.
Despite frigid temperatures and three-inches of snow, the final in-game attendance was 1,447 with over 2,800 tickets sold.
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