Towers solidt på førstepladsen

Af Jens Rørbye

Towers tog på hjemmebane imod ligeledes ubesejrede Aarhus Tigers i lørdags. Efter en næsten tre timer lang kamp var Tigers ikke længere ubesejrede. Towers vandt en underholdende kamp 35-20.

I ugen efter at have vundet NEFL, brugte Towers cheftræner Peter Herbild et par eksempler fra den græske mytologi til at illustrere for sine spillere hvad der sker, hvis man lader troen på egne evner tage overhånd. Derfor var fokus på dagens opgør mod Aarhus Tigers i top.

Fotograf Per Falkeborg

Det betød, at Towers allerede tidligt i kampen kunne tage føringen og holde den kampen ud, om end Tigers i både 2., 3. og 4. quarter reducerede.

Towers kasteangreb var endnu engang i storform. Randy Schroeder startede kampen og blev sat på bænken i pausen, således at Kasper Skyum kunne afslutte kampen. Som det har været kendetegnende for Towers angreb i denne sæson, så benyttede begge quarterbacks sig af stort set samtlige receivers på banen, hvilket gjorde at Tigers ikke kunne tillade sig at fokusere på at stoppe bare en enkelt af dem.

Fotograf Per Falkeborg

På jorden udgjorde Dayton Winn, Anton Witmeur og Junior Konate en formidabel running back trio. Dayton Winn, som havde sine forældre og bror fra USA på lægterne, bliver uge efter uge ved med at give forsvar problemer. Hans evne til at ændre retning og finde de rigtige åbninger sikrer ham gode yards nærmest hver eneste gang han rører bolden.

Fotograf Per Falkeborg

Den offensive linie havde travlt med Tigers defensive linie, men formåede alligevel at skabe plads til running backs på ydersiden og op i midten.

Special teams viste stor takter hele dagen, og i en sport, hvor denne tredje enhed kan være lidt overset, er en god special teams dag ekstra værdifuld. Dels ramte Aske Troen plet på et field goal på hele 46 yards i første quarter samt endnu et på 26 yards i andet quarter.

Fotograf Per Falkeborg

Og i tredje quarter viste special teams at de har hørt efter i timen. Efter et Tigers touchdown blev ekstrapoint-sparket blokeret. Daniel Karkov greb bolden inden den krydsede linien og returnerede den langt ned ad banen, mens han slap fri af adskillige tacklinger. Lige da den afgørende tackling faldt, aflevede Karkov bolden bagud til Alexander Mylsted, der kunne løbe den resten af vejen til Tigers endzone, hvilket satte yderligere to point på Towers’ konto.

Fotograf Per Falkeborg

Forsvaret spillede en bundsolid kamp og havde det meste af dagen godt styr på Tigers amerikanske running back Ricky Stephens. I den defensive bagkæde manglede Søren Bendixen, som brækkede overarmen en uge tidligere mod Carlstad Crusaders, men de resterende startere fik heller ikke lov at spille hele kampen. I løbet af anden halvleg blev mange reserver skiftet ind på både angrebet og forsvaret.

Fotograf Per Falkeborg

Kommende kampe:

Towers møder allerede på lørdag, d. 23. juni kl. 14:00 AaB 89ers, som ligger på trediepladsen i ligaen. Kampen spilles på Gentofte Sportspark.

Lørdagen efter spiller Towers Super Final mod østrigske Swarco Raiders Tirol fra Innsbruck. Raiders vandt Central European Football League ligesom Towers vandt Northern European Football league. Dermed mødes de to mesterhold i et brag af en finale på Gentofte Sportspark, lørdag d. 30. juni kl. 19:30. Raiders er for øjeblikket rangeret nr. 4 i Europa, mens Towers er rangeret nr. 7.

Fotograf Per Falkeborg

Kampens scoringer:

  1. quarter
    7-0 Towers – Dayton Winn 2-yard løb. Aske Troen ekstra point ok
    10-0 Towers – Aske Troen 46-yard field goal
    16-0 Towers – Jesper René Hansen 15 yard kast fra Randy Schroeder. Aske Troen ekstra point blokeret
  2. quarter
    16-6 Tigers – Ricky Stephens 5-yard kast fra Jakob Karkov. To-point forsøg mislykkedes
    19-6 Towers – Aske Troen 26-yard field goal
  3. quarter
    19-12 Tigers – Lasse Lykke 24-yard løb. Victor Winfeldt ekstra point blokeret
    21-12 Towers – Daniel Karkov og Alexander Mylsted 98-yard returnering af blokeret ekstra point
    28-12 Towers – Dayton Winn 5-yard kast fra Kasper Skyum. Aske Troen ekstra point blokeret
    35-12 Towers – Jesper René Hansen 20-yard kast fra Kasper Skyum. Aske Troen ekstra point ok
  4. quarter
    35-20 Tigers – Lasse Lykke 26-yard løb. To-point forsøg ok

Fotograf Per Falkeborg

Århundredets kamp på hjemmebane i Super Final d. 30. juni

Af Jakob Munksgaard

Efter at have slået de norske, engelse og svenske mestrer, vandt Copenhagen Towers Northern European Football League og kvalificerede sig dermed til Super Final, en kamp der skal afgøre hvilket hold der er bedst i Europa.

Fotograf Michael Quist

Det er lykkedes Towers at blive arrangør af kampen og finalen skal derfor spilles på Gentofte Stadion d. 30. juni. Finalen, der har det mundrette navn Super Final – League of Champions, bliver formentlig den største kamp nogensinde i Danmark.

I Super Final skal Towers møde Østrigske Swarco Raiders, der vandt Central European Football League (CEFL). Swarco har i mange år været en stormagt i Europæisk football.

Fotograf Michael Quist

Formand for Towers Jakob Munksgaard er stolt af at kampen skal spilles i Gentofte og udtaler ”Det er fantastisk at det er lykkedes at få så stor en kamp til Danmark og til Gentofte Stadion. Det sætter store krav til organisationen og kræver hjælp fra mange mand, men vi skal nok klare det. Sportsligt har vi et rigtig stærkt hold og vi tror på os selv og hjemmebanen skulle gerne give os en lille fordel. Vi har spillet mange store kampe på Gentofte Stadion og denne her er uden tvivl den største. Vi glæder os til at vise det bedste i Europa frem for danske football fans”.

Fotograf Michael Quist

I lørdags slog Towers Carlstad Crusaders på udebane i en spændende kamp. Crusaders vandt turneringen forige år, så Towers har vist at de kan være med helt i toppen af Europa.

Tidspunktet for kampen er endnu ikke fastlagt. Dette forventes klarlagt i løbet af få dage.

Fotograf Michael Quist

Towers are NEFL champions…!

By Jens Rørbye

Eight-time Swedish champions. Perennial powerhouse. Consistent top-10 team in Europe. Three-time nemesis. The accolades are many, yet the Carlstad Crusaders fell 44-43 to the Towers in the NEFL Championship.

The Towers played a stellar first half and took a 30-16 lead into the break. The third quarter proved more difficult as the Crusaders maintained almost complete control of the ball offensively. They ran several very long drives, which meant that the Towers offense ran only 4-5 offensive plays all quarter.

Fotograf Palle N. Christensen, Towers Media

Two scores in quick succession meant that the teams were tied at 30 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. This set the stage for a finish that was as intense as it was thrilling. Dayton Winn brought the Towers ahead again, but the Crusaders tied the game once more and then took the lead for the first time all game. When the Crusaders missed the PAT after their last touchdown the Towers knew that the momentum was back in our favor. Marching down the field Dayton Winn ran in what appeared to be the winning touchdown, however, a holding call brought back the Towers offense.

Fotograf Palle N. Christensen, Towers Media

With 29 seconds left on the clock QB Randy Schroeder found U19 WR Jakob Green in the right side of the end zone despite good coverage. Green made the tough over-the-shoulder catch to tie the game again.

With a successful PAT, the game was back in the hands of the defense. Crusaders QB Philip Juhlin threw a few incomplete passes against a prevent defense followed by a desperation heave deep downfield as time ran out. When the pass fell incomplete among of a hoard of Towers defenders, the game was over.

Fotograf Palle N. Christensen, Towers Media

As much as the game was an offensive masterpiece, with an outstanding performance by the entire unit, the defense played a good and very disciplined game. Defensive coordinator Victor Andersen said: “Despite allowing 43 points our defense felt that it had played a very good game against an exceptionally good opponent.”

On many occasions, the defensive brought the Crusaders to a halt deep on their own half of the field, giving the offense good field position.

Fotograf Palle N. Christensen, Towers Media

Field position was generally an issue for the Crusaders. On kick-offs Jakob Green repeatedly forced touchbacks, while Aske Troen’s punts kept the ball out of the hands of the Crusaders’ import DB, who is dangerous in the return game.

Bringing the NEFL championship to Copenhagen is the culmination of a five-year journey that began, when the Towers won the Danish championship in 2013. When assessing the 2018 season in December 2017, our coaches determined that, to be truly successful in Europe, we would need to score points more consistently. Having RB Dayton Winn return for a second season was the first step of that plan. Signing QB Randy Schroeder was the second.

Fotograf Palle N. Christensen, Towers Media

Seeing the plan play out was among the things that defensive coordinator Victor Andersen was particularly proud of after the game: “Realizing that we have signed two imports who fit the plan that we laid out in December was a fantastic feeling.”

Team president Jakob Munksgaard was equally excited: “This win proves that we are among the best teams in Europe. The team and coaches have focused on this game all spring and performed when they had to. It was an extraordinary performance by everyone!”

Fotograf Palle N. Christensen, Towers Media

Scoring recap:

Dayton Winn: 117 yards and 2 rushing TDs. 27 yards and 1 receiving TD
Aske Troen: 46 yards and 1 receiving TD and a 32-yard FG
Lasse Tor: 31 yards and 1 receiving TD
Jakob Green: 116 yards 1 receiving TD
Randy Schroeder: 286 yards and 4 passing TDs

Fotograf Palle N. Christensen, Towers Media

Fotograf Palle N. Christensen, Towers Media

Copenhagen Tower vinder spændende sommerkamp over Triangle Razorbacks

Af Palle N. Christensen

Der var lagt op til football-fest af den store slags da Triangle Razorbacks skulle tage imod topholdet Copenhagen Towers på Vejle atletik stadion. Vejret var fantastisk med 29 grader og sol fra en blå himmel. Over 1.000 tilskuere havde valgt at bruge søndagen på lægterne i håbet om en spændende football oplevelse og det fik de. Det er to giganter i dansk football der mødtes med hver syv danske mesterskaber på samvittigheden. Begge hold har vigtige amerikanske profiler på holdkortet, og de fik alle playmaker-roller i kampen.

Fotograf Ralf Dietrich

Razorbacks starter kampen som lyn og torden. Deres offense lykkedes at score touchdown efter blot fire spil på deres første drive. Ligeledes scorer de TD på deres andet drive til 14-0. Det ligner at Towers ikke rigtigt er kommet i gang efter busturen og det sætter Towers defense under et pres de ikke har set tidligere i denne sæson. Defense skal til denne kamp undvære stærke profiler i start eleveren da Bitsch, Karkov og Zacho ikke er på holdkortet til denne kamp. Så der skal justeres for at stoppe RB Geoffey Lewis og WR Jairus Moll for at komme tilbage i kampen.

Fotograf Ralf Dietrich

Towers kommer relativt hurtigt på 14-14 efter at Towers offense lige har rystet den chokerende start af sig. Towers offense kører nu som en velsmurt maskine. Den stærke offensive linje dominerer og skaber store huller til RB Dayton Winn og RB Anton Witmeur og skaber med deres effektive pass protection god tid til QB Randy Schroeder’s kast til WR Aske Troen, TE Lasse Tor og det unge talent WR Jacob Niemann Green, som igen spillede en god kamp.

Fotograf Ralf Dietrich

De to hold følges ad op til 21 -21, hvorefter Razorbacks har succes med store spil af WR Nico Lester, men må nøjes med et field goal på deres drive til stillingen 24-21. Towers scorer TD på deres næste drive til stillingen 24-27 og bringer sig foran for første gang i kampen. Det følges yderligere op med en flot interception af Towers DB Anders Lomholt som fører til endnu et TD, så pause stillingen bliver 24-35 til Towers.

Fotograf Ralf Dietrich

Efter pausen står det klart at Towers har deres primære fokus på næste kamp i programmet, hvor Carlstad Crusaders venter i NEFL. Towers piller flere profiler helt ud af kampen med henblik på at spare spillerne og undgå skader. På offense bliver bla. QB Randy Schroeder, RG Peter Malmros og RT Kristoffer Green bedt om at helt klæde om da de ikke skal spille mere i den kamp. På defense er der ligeledes større rotation på pladser end normalt. Men Towers offensive maskine maser videre fra start i anden halvleg, og QB Kasper Skyum styrer Towers til endnu et TD til føringen på 24-41.

Fotograf Ralf Dietrich

Men varmen og de mange backups i kæderne har også sin indflydelse på effektiviteten i spillet hos Towers. Man kan godt fornemme at Razorbacks ikke vil lægge sig ned på egen bane, selv om Towers er dominerende. De forsøger konstant af finde nye udfordrende spil frem til deres talentfulde spillere, som kan bringe holdet tilbage i kampen. Det lykkes, og Razorbacks kommer stærkt tilbage i kampen med en safety og to TDs til stillingen 39-41. På det tidspunkt resterer 2:30 minutter af kampen, og det sætter et gevaldigt pres på Towers’ offense som skal ned og score, for at få kampen under kontrol igen. Det sker også da Towers ikke bruger mange spil, før Dayton Winn igen står i endzonen, til stillingen 39-47. Razorbacks ødelægger derefter deres egne chancer for et comeback, ved en turnover til Towers, da der er lidt under to minutter tilbage af kampen. Så Towers kan indtage victory formation og lade de sidste sekunder af kampen rende ud.

Fotograf Ralf Dietrich

Det var en af de meste underholdende og velspillede kampe i lang tid i Nationalligaen, hvor begge hold igennem hele kampen måtte finde det bedste frem, til stor underholdningsværdi for alle tilskuerne.

DT Mads Marquard spillede en fantastisk kamp og kampen var en speciel følelsesladet oplevelse for ham da Marquard er født og opvokset i Vejle, og altid har spillet i Triangle Razorbacks, indtil han i vinterperioden skiftede til Copenhagen Towers, eftersom studierne nu kræver bopæl i København.

Copenhagen Towers har nu 4 sejre og ingen nederlag i Nationalligaen. Til statistikken: Dayton Winn løb for over 200 yards på 20 carries.

Næste kamp er 9. juni i Karlstad, Sverige, mod de svenske mestre, Carlstad Crusaders i NEFL (North European Football League).

Fotograf Ralf Dietrich

Towers rack up 70 points in win

Welcome to our new QB

By Jens Rørbye

On the heels of two wins in the Danish National League and another two wins in the Northern European Football League, the Towers have signed QB Randy Schroeder from the USA.

The Towers are very excited about our elite team this season. It’s a team that is undefeated through four games. It’s a team with a very talented roster.

Still, our coaches are constantly looking for ways to put our team in an even better position to win games. Particularly the international games in the NEFL. This has led to the signing of 23-year old quarterback Randall ‘Randy’ Schroeder.

Photo by Keith Houde

Randy is from North Carolina and has played college football at Truman State University and Ave Maria University. He is second all-time in passing yards and completions in Ave Maria University history.

Having just finished college, Randy naturally gave considerable thought to what would happen next: “Towards the end of my college career I started thinking about what was next. Playing overseas seemed like a great opportunity to continue playing, meet great people, and win games.”

During the scouting process, the Towers coaches noticed that Randy has an ability to consistently hit his targets in the middle of the field. This plays well into the Towers’ offensive strengths, especially the big tight ends and wide receivers. With an exceptional offensive line and an already prolific running game, the ability to fully open up the passing game was a priority for head coach Peter Herbild.

Randy is a very smart player, who will be able to make the right decision before and after the snap and deliver on all types of passes”, coach Herbild explains.

The decision to make a roster move at the QB position goes back to last fall. It had become apparent that, in order to win against the best European teams you need to put a lot of points on the board. “And that is possible only with both a strong passing and rushing attack”, coach Herbild adds.

When the Towers contacted Randy, the decision to accept the offer was not difficult: “The Towers have a great organization. They win a lot of games, have a great coaching staff, have great people in the organization, and have exceptional players. Additionally, they play in one of the best cities in the world.”

Randy will arrive in Copenhagen on May 15th and immediately get to work with the team. His first game will be against the Søllerød Gold Diggers on May 27th at their field.

TowerNation will get it’s first look at Randy at Towers Field against the Aarhus Tigers on June 16th.

Photo by David Ostroff

 

 

Towers win second NEFL game in spectacular fashion

The Copenhagen Towers beat the reigning British champions, the Tamworth Phoenix, by a whopping score of 50-7 on Saturday afternoon in front of 517 enthusiastic fans.

Fotograf Michael Quist

The Phoenix surprised the British football community by winning the BAFA championship in 2017 after knocking off the two powerhouse teams of London; The Warriors and the Blitz. Consequently the Towers expected a very physical and close game.

Nonetheless the Towers hit the ground running and never looked back. American running back Dayton Winn was brought back for the 2018 season in order to make a difference in international games. And Winn did make a difference as he scored three touchdowns in the 1st quarter alone enroute to a total of five touchdowns on the day. To keep Winn fresh, running backs Anton Witmeur and Michel ‘Junior’ Konate saw extensive playing time as well.

Quarterback Kasper Skyum started the game and played the majority of the snaps, but Patrick Hargett played a significant number of snaps, too. Both showed impressive accuracy, poise and ability to keep the ball moving.

Fotograf Michael Quist

The Towers’ big and strong receivers, Aske Troen, Lasse Tor, Jesper Hansen and Jakob Green outran and outplayed their coverage and consistently made very difficult catches look easy.

When teams put up exceptional offensive numbers, the big guys up front usually have had a good day at the office. This was certainly the case in this game. End zone views revealed that our running backs had not only freeways, but occasionally what seemed like entire runways, to run through.

Those who kept their eyes on the trenches would also see the offensive linemen dominating and pancaking their opponents in the run game, while also keeping the QBs’ uniforms clean.

Defensively, the Towers played a stellar game. The defensive line, particularly Kristoffer Brun and Mads Marquard, kept the Phoenix’ running game in check all game long and kept them out of the end zone until late in the game.

Furthermore the linebackers kept the British quarterback and running backs contained throughout the game, while the defensive backs were in position with their coverage again and again.

Fotograf Michael Quist

Add some brilliant special teams play and this game might very well have been the best performance of any Towers team over the past 28 years. The kicking game as well as the return game was strong and focused enough to take advantage of every single mistake made by the Phoenix.

But most impressive of all was the discipline that the team showed. It was a credit to the players, who performed according to the game plan, but also the coaching staff that instilled confidence In the entire team, yet kept them grounded.

This means that the Towers have gotten off to the best possible start to the Northern European Football League season after winning the first two of three games. Having beaten the Oslo Vikings and now the Tamworth Phoenix, the Towers have one game left in the NEFL. This game might be the toughest of the tournament as the Swedish champions, the Carlstad Crusaders are a very difficult opponent.

The Towers will travel to Sweden to face the Crusaders on June 9th.

Fotograf Michael Quist

Towers take 40-0 win in the season opener

By Jens Rørbye

The Oaks put up an admirable fight, but in the end they were not able to stop the Towers from racking up 40 points in front of 534 enthusiastic fans.

The Towers opened the scoring with two touchdowns through the air in the first quarter and added two more as well as two on the ground in the second quarter. By rule, the clock starts running once a team is up by 35 points or more, so the second half went by quickly and neither team scored.

Running back Dayton Winn is back with the Towers for a second season and made his mark with two rushing touchdowns.

The Towers made full use of our roster and made sure to rotate in back-ups on most positions in order allow as many players as possible to gain valuable game-time experience.

PHOTO: Fabian Noah Rasmussen / 1st Down Photo (https://www.facebook.com/1stdownphoto)

The Towers occasionally looked off the mark, but that is to be expected in the opening game. After the game, head coach Peter Herbild told Nationalligaen.dk: “I’ve never had a season opener, where I’ve been really happy. There are always so many things that have to be fixed.”

The settings could not have been nicer, with almost miraculously sunny and warm weather. Quite a lot of the 534 fans chose to sit on the grass mound opposite of the covered grand stand to soak up the sun.

The Oaks are new to the National League after dropping out at the end of the 2004 season. However, they played with tons of heart and discipline. And they brought an impressive fan base that was loud and knew when to cheer.

The National League has introduced roster limits prior to this season, so the Towers were limited to 44 players in uniform for the game. At the other end of the scale, the Oaks dressed 27 players and thus satisfied the 25 player roster minimum.

PHOTO: Fabian Noah Rasmussen / 1st Down Photo (https://www.facebook.com/1stdownphoto)

Scoring summary:

1
st quarter
7-0 Patrick Hargett pass to Marcus Bennett. Extra point kick by Aske Troen
13-0 Patrick Hargett pass to Aske Troen. Extra point missed

2nd quarter
20-0 Dayton Winn 50-yard run. Extra point kick by Aske Troen
26-0 Kasper Skyum pass to Philip Thue. Extra point fake for two points failed
33-0 Dayton Winn 6-yard run. Extra point kick by Aske Troen
40-0 Patrick Hargett pass to Philip Thue. Extra point kick by Aske Troen

3rd quarter
No scores

4th quarter
No scores

Northern European Football League schedule set

By Jens Rørbye

The Towers will visit the Carlstad Crusaders and the Oslo Vikings, while we host the Tamworth Phoenix in this year’s Northern European Football League.

The NEFL is a tournament of national champions in Northern Europe. This year’s edition is made up of the Tamworth Phoenix (United Kingdom), the Oslo Viking (Norway), the Carlstad Crusaders (Sweden) and the Copenhagen Towers.

The winner of the NEFL will face the winner of the Central European Football League on July 1st for the Super Final title. This year the CEFL will feature the Innsbruck Raiders (Austria), Wroclaw Panthers (Poland) and Prague Black Panthers (Czechia) as well as  Istanbul Rams (Tuerkey), Moscow Patriots (Russia) and Kragujevac Wild Bears (Serbia). Find more on the CEFL here.

It has been nine years since the Vikings last played European competition, so it’s a whole new generation of players that will welcome the Towers to the Norwegian capital. The Tamworth Phoenix are entering their first ever European tournament following their first British championship. The Carlstad Crusaders are a somewhat more familiar opponent as the Towers have faced the eight-time Swedish champions three times in recent years.

The Phoenix, located in Tamworth between Birmingham and Leicester, pulled off close upset wins over the London Warriors in the 2017 BAFA semifinals and over the London Blitz in the Britbowl to earn their NEFL berth.

The small city of Karlstad, on the north coast of lake Vänern, a bit closer to Oslo than Stockholm, is home to the Carlstad Crusaders. The Crusaders are a perennial powerhouse in Swedish football and have won the last eight straight Swedish championships.

The Oslo Vikings survived a nailbiter against the Vålerenga Trolls in the semifinal before beating the Eidsvoll 1814’s in a rematch of the 2016 final.

We hope to see all of the usually loud and rowdy #TowerNation at Towers Field on April 28th at 16:00 for our one NEFL home game against the Phoenix.

This is our full NEFL schedule for the regular season:

Date Day Time Home team Away team
April 14th Saturday 12:00 Vikings Towers
April 28th Saturday 16:00 Towers Phoenix
June 9th Saturday 13:00 Crusaders Towers

 

Ready for 2018 – defending our title!

By Jens Rørbye

The Danish American Football Federation has released the 2018 National League schedule. This year the National League has been reduced to seven teams, each of which will play 10 games in the regular season.

It’s time to mark your calendars. With a 10-game regular season each of the five home games at Towers Field in Gentofte Sportspark is a can’t-miss-game.

We will open the 2018 season at home against the seventh ranked Frederikssund Oaks on Sunday, April 8th at 14:00 (2 p.m.). This will be a reunion of sorts with an old adversary that we have not faced in several years. The Oaks beat the Amager Demons in the relegation games last season to earn a spot in this season’s National League.

But there is plenty of history and ties between these two teams. The Towers hosted the Oaks on May 9th 2003 in the first ever Friday Night Football game in Denmark; An annual tradition that the Towers have since continued and that has spread to other teams across the country.

Back then the Oaks were quarterbacked by our current Athletic Director, Anders Munch Skovgren. So, all in all, it will be a pleasure to welcome the Oaks to Towers Field to kick-off the season.

Copenhagen Towers vs Søllerød Gold Diggers. Defence line Copenhagen Towers

Then follows three straight road games. The first one is against the sixth ranked Copenhagen Tomahawks who qualified for a second season in the National League after a tough 2017 season. The following two road games are a couple of tough ones against the second and third ranked teams in the country: The Søllerød Gold Diggers and the Triangle Razorbacks.

We’ll then finish the first half of the season with two home games. The first is against the fourth ranked Aarhus Tigers, a team that we most recently faced in last season’s semifinal. Then we wrap up the spring against the fifth ranked Aalborg 89ers.

After a lengthy summer break we get back into action in late August with the annual Friday Night Football game at home. For the second straight year we will welcome our arch rivals from the north; The Søllerød Gold Diggers.

From then on we alternate home and away games against the Tigers, Razorbacks and 89ers to wrap up the 2018 regular season.

These are our NL home games this season:

Date Day Time Home team Away team
April 8th Sunday 14:00 Towers Oaks
June 16th Saturday 14:00 Towers Tigers
June 23rd Saturday 14:00 Towers 89ers
August 24th Friday 19:00 Towers Gold Diggers
September 8th Saturday 14:00 Towers Razorbacks

Our NEFL home game is as follows (pls find more information about our NEFL schedule here):

Date Day Time Home team Away team
April 28th Saturday 16:00 Towers Tamwoth Phoenix

Ordinarily the National League is made up of eight teams, but this year the Herlev Rebels were unable to file the required number of players’ licenses with the federation ahead of the February 1st deadline. This meant that for the first time in a considerable number of years a team would have to drop out of the National League. We wish the Rebels the best of luck in getting their roster back to the required number of players and look forward to facing them again in a coming season.

There are two very long breaks in our National League schedule this year. This is because we will face European opposition in the Northern European Football League this year. The schedule is not completely fixed yet, but stay tuned. We hope to be able to publish that schedule very shortly.

You´ll find the full time table with all NL and NEFL dates, printable in A3 or A4, as PDF file at this location.