A disappointing performance against the Portsmouth Dreadnoughts resulted in the Cheetahs’ first loss of the season. In tricky conditions, the Cheetahs failed to capitalise on a strong start that saw an interception by safety Mark Foster, before Adam Adeniji took a toss in for the score.
That was to be the only Herts score of the afternoon, as successive drives stalled in the rain. Portsmouth took the lead when they scored and converted a 2pt conversion, and the game remained tight until the final quarter. With the game on the line and the Cheetahs on the move, a pick-six was the killer blow for the home side.
The Cheetahs will have to raise their heads quickly, as they visit the Berkshire Renegades – with whom the Cheetahs are now tied on 7-1 records – on Sunday 30th July.
After the game, Chairman Luke Clark reflected on the loss. “I firstly want to congratulate the Portsmouth Dreadnoughts who played an excellent game of football and fully deserved the win. This loss hurts, but we have no time to feel sorry for ourselves. We must lick our wounds and come back hungrier than before as we take on an impressive looking Berkshire side this Sunday”.