‘Cuda came to Swansea posing a different sort of threat to many that that Titans have faced in recent years. The South West is generally known pounding the rock and stout defense but ‘Cuda’s offense, with US QB Clay Rust at the helm, posed a real offensive threat in this match-up.

The visitors did not take long to stamp their mark, scoring within a few plays after the kickoff. The Titans offense came out in reply and ran the ball calmly, taking what they were given and answered straight back with a touchdown and a conversion to take them 8-6 up.

Drive after drive the ‘Cuda offense seemed to either convert on 3rd or 4th down or be gifted a penalty to help them march down field. As the rain poured down the two teams exchanged touchdowns again, Jacob Amadi and Josh Hughes the scorers for the Titans. ‘Cuda then struck again before the half and the Titans were stopped in the redzone for the second time in the game. 14-20 ‘Cuda at the half.

The Titans received the ball in the second half and got another good return form David Ponting. The story for much of the third and fourth quarters was the Titans offense getting to the redzone and not converting and the Titan defense beginning to look in more control against the Bristol O.

The Titans scored through Jacob Amadi with just over 2 minutes remaining to take the score to 22-20 in the home side's favor. However, Clay Rust had other ideas, marching his team down the field and punching in the score with 20 seconds remaining for the Titans to go the whole field and score a touchdown. They could not and the Titans lost their first game since Bath Killer Bees in 2013 and move to 4 & 1.

It is not all doom and gloom for the boys in green and white. With ‘Cuda at 3 & 2, the head-to-head against Cardiff and games against the Bullets and Demons to come their playoff hopes are in their own hands. In the weeks post the Super Bowl the Titans will face these two teams to decide how their season goes. 

MVPS:         Josh Hughes            George Downs-Wheeler            Jacob Amadi