The Yorkshire Rams rounded off their 2014 campaign with a 25-0 shutout victory over the Nottingham Caesars to finish with a 5-4 record. After torrential rain in the lead up to kickoff, there were some doubts as to whether the game would take place at all, however, the pitch held up and the game was able to kickoff on time. Possibly due to the earlier uncertainty, both teams started tentatively, not managing to effectively move the ball early on.
The Yorkshire Rams were Defeated by the Tamworth Phoenix Sunday in a 32-13 decision in the midlands. With an injury hit squad, and facing a team that are currently undefeated, it would have been easy to predict a heavy defeat for the Black & Gold. A gutsy performance however, showed that there was still life in the Rams yet.
The Yorkshire Rams moved back past 0.500 with a 30-6 victory over Yorkshire neighbours the Doncaster Mustangs. In hot and muggy conditions, Doncaster recieved the opening kickoff and the first chance with the ball. After being forced into a quick 3 and out, they were forced to punt the ball away. With a good return taking the ball into the opposition half, the Rams were able to get rolling quickly. Inspite of needing two 4th down conversions to do so, Yorkshire were able to cap off the drive as Running Back Adim Irozuru walked into the end zone untouched.
6 touchdowns underlined a confident performance from the Yorkshire Rams offence as they defated the Gateshead Senators in a 38-24 decision to move to 3-2 and reinvigorate their 2014 campaign. Yorkshire opened up with the ball, and got into the endzone on their first drive of the day through a pinball run from Quarterback Henry Wareham as he evaded several would be tacklers for the opening score. Kicker James Sharrock tacked on the PAT for an early 7-0 lead.
6 second half interceptions saw the Yorkshire Rams fall to 2-2 with a 24-6 defeat to the Coventry Jets Sunday. After a tight opening to the game, with mental errors and penalty flags throughout, the Jets were able to get on the board first with a short field goal after a shanked Yorkshire Punt and a strong defensive stand. The Jets were to show their own defensive might soon after stopping the Rams on both a 4th down, and forcing a missed field goal after the Coventry long snapper misfired on a punt.
The Yorkshire Rams fell to 2-1 today at the hands of the Birmingham Bulls today in a 15-10 decision, in spite of a late comeback attempt from the home team. In a game that took place under glorious sunshine in South Leeds, the previously winless Bulls were able to stifle the Rams offence whilst getting themselves into the endzone twice in the first half to force the result.