The Saints needed a victory and needed Berkshire Renegades to lose to Sussex. The Saints had a depleted squad due to a long hard season and faced a good Portsmouth team who had beaten them convincingly earlier in the year.
Defensive team Captain Sam Stancombe gets a INT to stop the Dreadnoughts first drive.
Saints O capitalise with QB James Sharples finding Connor Day for the TD. Yash Romeo added the extra point. 7-0 Saints.
Saints D steps up again with another INT, this time by Antonio Sacco.
Saints D stops the Portsmouth Offence twice in the red-zone.
Romeo adds another 3 points with a 32yd field goal. 10-0 Saints.
Portsmouth start strong with a quick turnover and drive to score their first TD. 10-7 Saints.
Saints drive down the field and add Romeo bags another FG. 13-7 Saints.
Saints D holds again in the red-zone.
Tony Glover, in his last game for the Saints, powers in for another TD. 2point conversion attempt no good. 19-7 Saints
Saints D force another turnover on downs.
Portsmouth QB makes a long pass for a TD. XP no good. 19-13 Saints. 4mins left.
Saints drive down the field and Romeo kicks a 40yd field goal to add another 3 points to make it 22-13 to the Saints with less than a minute to go.
Portsmouth can’t score before the final whistle.
Final score: Saints 22-13 Dreadnoughts!
Berkshire Renegades lose 48-12 to Sussex.
Saints finish 2 & 8 and avoid relegation on the last weekend of the regular season.
ST MVP: Yash Romeo
Defence MVP: Dean Bryan
Offence MVPs: Stuey Cribbs & Karl Friston
Team MVP: Tony Glover