Senior History > 2003




Coaches

RoleName
H/CWOOD, Phil
OFFSMITH, Ted
DEFCLEMENT, Richard
DEFCROSSLEY, Eddie
DEFBAINBRIDGE, Antony
S/TJEFKINS, Martin
STATCLARKE, Simon
SIDESMITH, Mary
SIDEPESTER, Claire

Players

#PosName
0OLTAYLOR, Andrew
0DBFALLA, Ben
0TEHYAMS, Kieron
0WRAKINTIBUBO, Mark
0OLMARKS, Philip
1QBDUNCAN, Matt
2LBSMITH, Karl
5RBNASH, Lee
8DBWEBBER, Hayden
11QBMACKERILL, Simon
20DBMCDONALD, Martin
21WRCLARKE, Darren
23WRMARTIN, Duncan
26TEDEACON, Graham
27WROLIVER, Chris
30LBTOMPSETT, Matt
31TEMACIOLEK, Kris
32RBWILLIAMS, Rob
33DBBERRY, Steve
34RBMUIR, Stewart
35DLBURWOOD, Andrew
40DBCOLLISON, Stephen
41DBEVANS, Mark
44DBTURNER, Michael
45RBHANDS, Alan
50LBALEXIS, Aaron
51LBVICKERS, Mark
52OLOSBORN, Robert
55LBEAD, Gary
56LBTYLOR-HOLLAND, Paul
57DLWILSON, Iain
59DLSEYMOUR, Wayne
62OLPESTER, Paul
63OLPESTER, Dave
65DLBAINBRIDGE, Antony
67DLPAGE, Stu
69DLALEXIS, Carl
72OLJOHNSON, Stephen
73OLDANIELS, Justin
80WRPIERCE, Robert
81WRRUMSEY, Ian
84WRHALL, Roydel
85WRJEFKINS, Martin
89WRCAMPBELL, Alex
100IRMEWSE, Gary
100IRFOX, Nigel

2003 Season

Playoff football first!


Regular Season

 Date Time OpponentVenue       ResultMedia
 27-04-2003 14:30 Cambridgeshire Cats HOME L26 - 39View Match Report View Photo Gallery View Match Programme 
 04-05-2003 14:30 Nene Valley Hybrids AWAY W27 - 13View Match Report View Photo Gallery  
 11-05-2003 14:30 Sussex Thunder HOME W47 - 29View Match Report View Photo Gallery View Match Programme 
 18-05-2003 14:30 Chiltern Cheetahs HOME W14 - 13View Match Report View Photo Gallery View Match Programme 
 08-06-2003 14:30 Maidstone Pumas HOME W27 - 7View Photo Gallery View Match Programme 
 15-06-2003 14:30 Sabres AFC (Southend) AWAY W28 - 12View Match Report View Photo Gallery  
 22-06-2003 14:30 Chiltern Cheetahs AWAY W49 - 8View Match Report View Photo Gallery  
 06-07-2003 14:30 Essex Spartans HOME T- 0View Match Programme 
 14-07-2003 14:30 Sussex Thunder AWAY W28 - 23View Match Report  
 21-07-2003 14:30 Maidstone Pumas AWAY L- 3 

Post-Season

 Date OpponentVenue       ResultMedia
 11-08-2003 BAFL Div 2 Quarter-Final v Bristol AztecsAWAY L12 - 27View Match Report View Photo Gallery  

Statistics

Post-Season

The 2003 season really started to show the results of the backroom restructure of the club, as they once again fielded a youth flag team, but also reaped the dividends of good relationships with the local press, and the launch of the official club website.

The roster grew hugely, and former Great Britain and Manchester Spartan Player Phil Wood took the reins as head coach. Perhaps the turning points on the pitch though were the reruitment of a backup running back from the Merseyside Nighthawks, Stewart Muir, and a former American college quarterback who was working in the UK, Matt Duncan. Both of who flourished in the Exiles offence, and provided two potent weopens.

The year started with a loss in an exciting shootout with the experienced Cambridge Cats, but that showed the Exiles they were capable of competing, and set them up for the rest of the season with confidence. A 7-2-1 record was the result, only losing to the Maidstone Pumas in a meaningless game on the last day of the regular season, and having to call off the game against the Spartans, which was awarded a tie, due to only 2 officials being available on game day. That was a dissapointing day for all involved as Exiles player Duncan Martin (a qualified official) offered to not play and officiate, but the Spartans declined in the hope they would be awarded the win, and keep their very slim play-off hopes alive.

So the Exiles travelled to Bristol for their first ever play-off appearance to play the Aztecs, but without star quarterback Duncan who had ruptured a cruciate ligament the week before the game playing football on the beach whilst back in the USA. Simon Mackerill stepped in, and performed admirably, and the Exiles went down fighting in a losing effort.

2003 Squad

 

2003 Season - BSL Div 2 South

Team Win Loss Draw PF PA %
Cambridge Cats 10 0 0     1.000
Kent Exiles 7 2 1     0.750
Essex Spartans 5 4 1     0.550
Chiltern Cheetahs 5 5 0     0.500
Nene Valley Hybrids 5 5 0     0.500
Sussex Thunder 5 5 0     0.500
Sabres 1 9 0     0.100
Maidstone Pumas 1 9 0     0.100


END OF SEASON AWARDS

Players player of the year: Stewart Muir
Coaches player of the year: Stewart Muir
Offensive player of the year: Stewart Muir
runner up: Matt Duncan
Defensive player of the year: Aaron Alexis
runner up: Steve Collison
Special Teams player of the year: Michael Turner
runner up: Mat Tompsett
Lineman of the year: Justin Daniels
runner up: Tony Bainbridge
Rookie of the year: Stephen Johnson
runner up: Stuart Page

 


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