TITANS BATTLE DEMONS TO TAKE TOP SPOT

The Swansea Titans secured the South West Conference with a 26-13 victory over the Exeter Demons and finishing the regular season 7&1. The Titans made history by winning their first ever conference title, the South West on their head-to-head record against bitter rivals Cardiff who will also end on the same record.

The Titans got the first score of the game after their defense forced and recovered a fumble, leaving Simon George to run in the first TD of the game. The Demons replied promptly after jumping out of the single wing to spread, completing a deep bomb and setting up a goaline situation, which saw them punch the ball in (6-7).

Tough running from Jacob Amadi and Josh Hughes saw the Titans take the lead again with another rushing TD, this time from Amadi. Despite opportunities to build more scoring drives, both teams went stalled and in at the end of the second quarter with the score at 12-7.

After a stop from the Titans D at the start of the third, Amadi took control of the game, breaking tackles and scoring his second TD. Rookie Safety Joe Cotterill got his second pick of the season however, the offense could not capitalise and Exeter were then let back into the game as they scored to make the tie 18-13.

Once again, the Titans running game responded, restoring their two score lead as Amadi got his third touchdown of the game. Cotterill, then all but wrapped up the game with his second pick of the tie allowing the Titans to ground out the clock. The Demons had an opportunity to score quickly and attempt an onside kick, but failed to score the TD they needed to give them this opportunity and the game ended 26-13.

The Titans win the South West and face playoff football for the second season in a row, the second playoff season in their history. They play the 8&0 Kingston Cougars, the winners of the London Conference in three weeks time. 

MVPs:                     Josh Hughes                Jacob Amadi                 Joe Cotterill