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Plymouth Buccaneers still in play-off race at big win over Hereford

PLYMOUTH Buccaneers Flag American Football Club still have hopes of reaching the end of season play-offs after winning one of three excellent games at Exeter on Saturday.

The Buccs narrowly lost 27-20 to hosts Exeter Demons, before hammering Hereford 52-9 and ending with a close 26-19 defeat to Cardiff.

They city side are now 5-7 in the standings which means they are still in the play-off race.

In their big win over Hereford, Barry Sellers was on fire at quarter-back as he hit Adam Lines and Iain Sawczyzsak for three touchdowns a piece. Lines also did the damage on defence where he snagged four interceptions.

There were notable performances on the day for the Buccaneers by GB women’s player Sam Patrick who had double digit tackles and rookie player Jacob Maddocks, who finished with two sacks in his first game.

Head coach Gareth Hawcroft, who retires at the end of the season after 24 years as a player-coach in the British game was full of praise for his young side.

He said. “This was a full team performance as we had guys step up against tough opposition as we had a few key players missing.”

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