The Towers will look to continue their success against football royalty after win against the Kings. Next up are the Avedøre Monarchs, who lost their first game of the season.
The Monarchs will bring a 10-game winning streak against the Towers to the table, when the two teams face off on Sunday, May 11th at the Monarchs' field at Avedøre Gymnasium. The last Towers win was a 10-6 decision on June 24th, 2001. The Towers, however, proved against the Kings that they are not intimidated by a long losing streak against a given opponent.
Satisfied with the performance of the Towers defense, head coach Anders Munch has focused on special teams and offense at the recent practices. He expects to see more consistency in the passing game than was the case against the Kings.
One reason for the subpar performance of the offense was that the Kings defensive line appears to have been the strongest that the Towers offense will face all season. This week against the Monarchs the offense will expect to provide better pass protection.
Better pass protection should also bring better production from the TE position. TE's Thomas Baastrup Jacobsen and Ulrik Larsen are back from injuries and will provide Coach Munch with more options in his playcalling both running and passing the ball.
On the defensive side of the ball LB Peter Nicolajsen will return to action for the Towers. Nicolajsen has spent the past season playing college football in Canada at Mount Allison College. He will bring lots of experience, as well as his trademark poise, to the defense.
The Monarchs are trying to cope with the loss of a number of key players from the previous seasons. Most of the departures from the team are skill position players. Still, Towers head coach Anders Munch expects the Monarchs defense to be solid. By the same token he expects the Monarchs to field a strong offensive line.
Among the Monarchs' losses are QB Martin Mikkelsen, WR Martin Vester, RB Dan Böhm, TE Michael Frederiksen and SS Kristian Nielsen. Former Kings LB Kim Schandorff has also left the Monarchs after just one season to re-join the Kings and OL Kristoffer Croon has headed home to Sweden.
Kick-off at Avedøre Gymnasium is at 15.00 (3 pm).