FINAL: Game Preview – Oxford VS Cambridgeshire


Following victories against Cornwall and Bristol, Oxford find themselves in another national final.

This is the third time in the team’s long history that Oxford have made the final, and both of the previous occasions have seen the Saints carry the trophy off the field (1995, 2006).

So on Sunday they’ll take the field in Charles Lee stadium in Leeds to try and make it three-for-three.

Their opponents on the day will be the Cambridgeshire Cats, who came in to the playoffs seeded #6 with a 7-3 record, managed to collect the scalps of the Berkshire Renegades and their conference rivals the London Hornets on their way to the final.

Both teams manged to conceded less than 100 points throughout the regular season, showing just how important a solid defense is in this sport.

Highlight reels might be filled with spectacular offensive performances, but both teams have shown the importance of a solid defense on the way to the final.

Oxford and Cambridge have conceded less than 100 points through the regular season (with the Cats even shutting out the #1 seeded Hornets in the Semi-final).

With the Saints looking to close out a perfect season, this matchup reminds of Superbowl XLII where the New England Patriots perfect season.

As many NFL fans know, this was ended by the New York Giants, a team that had come in to the playoffs as a low seeded wildcard…

The Saints can be confident that they have prepared well for the game and will come out on to the field ready to face a tough opponent. Only one outcome will be on the Saints minds…

Remaining undefeated.