Senior History > 2005




Coaches

RoleName
H/CWOOD, Phil
DEFHADLEY, Nigel
DEFCLEMENT, Richard
DEFDENNY, Chris
OFFPOORMAN, Jamie
OFFCURSLEY, Nick
S/TJEFKINS, Martin
GDMPESTER, Claire
STATHOBBS, Julius
SIDESMITH, Ted
SIDESMITH, Mary
SIDEVICKERS, Gill
MEDVICKERS, Stuart

Players

#PosName
1LBWILLIAMS, Eric
2WRCHISLETT, Colin
3WRPRICE, Chris
4DBHARRIS, Aaron
5RBNASH, Lee
8DBWEBBER, Hayden
10QBGRUNDY, Joel
11DBMACKERILL, Simon
12QBDUNCAN, Matt
13QBWELLER, Jonathon
18RBCROUCHER, John
20DBMCDONALD, Martin
21RBWILLOUGHBY, Andrew
23LBHEARN, Patrick
24RBCHISLETT, Steve
26TEDEACON, Graham
27WRHALL, Rob
28TESHEPHARD, Scott
30LB/KTOMPSETT, Matt
31TEPEARSON, Adam
32RBDILLON, Garry
33RBHECKEL, Xavier
34RBMUIR, Stewart
37DLSCOTT, Damien
40DBCOLLISON, Stephen
41DBEVANS, Mark
42TEGARWOOD, Steve
44DBTURNER, Michael
45RBHANDS, Alan
49RBBOYLE, Glen
50LBALEXIS, Aaron
51LBVICKERS, Mark
52OLOSBORN, Robert
53LBSAMARTIN, Paul
55DLEAD, Gary
56DLCOLLINGS, Stuart
57LBJACKSON, Mark
58DBDENNY, Chris
59LBSCOREY, Adrian
60OLMARKS, Philip
61DLWAIT, Tristan
62OLPESTER, Paul
63OLPESTER, Dave
65DLMAISEY, Dave
66OLJOHNSON, Stephen
67DLLAWRENCE, Scott
68OLFELL, Malcolm
69DLALEXIS, Carl
70OLRICK, Tom
72OLNAVARRO, Norman
73DLBOULTER, Rob
74DLMORRISON, Stephen
75OLSTEVENSON, Brad
79DLSTENSON, Chris
80WRWARBY, Grahame
81WRSTARWIND, Sean
83WRRICHARDS, Anthony
84DBHALL, Roydell
85WRJEFKINS, Martin
87WRDURUP, Darren
88RBHYAMS, Kieron
89WRCAMPBELL, Alex
90DLTAIWO, Femi
95DLGRAY, Kerry
99DLJOHANSSON, Joakim

2005 Season

Dramatic Heartbreak in the last 2 minutes


Pre-Season

 Date Time OpponentVenue       ResultMedia
 27-02-2005 14:30 East Midlands Saxons AWAY    View Photo Gallery  
 06-03-2005 14:30 Andover Thrashers AWAY     
 20-03-2005 14:30 Cambridgeshire Cats AWAY     
 31-07-2005 14:30 East Kent Mavericks AWAY    View Photo Gallery  

Regular Season

 Date Time OpponentVenue       ResultMedia
 03-04-2005 14:30 Norwich Devils AWAY W32 - 6View Match Report View Photo Gallery  
 24-04-2005 14:30 Essex Spartans AWAY W- 6View Match Report View Photo Gallery  
 01-05-2005 14:30 Norwich Devils AWAY W17 - 0View Match Report View Photo Gallery  
 15-05-2005 14:30 Colchester Gladiators AWAY W26 - 0View Match Report  
 29-05-2005 16:00 Essex Spartans HOME W41 - 0View Match Report View Match Programme 
 26-06-2005 14:30 Norwich Devils HOME W43 - 6View Match Report  
 10-07-2005 14:30 Maidstone Pumas AWAY W45 - 0View Match Report View Photo Gallery  
 17-07-2005 14:30 Maidstone Pumas HOME W55 - 0View Match Report  
 14-08-2005 14:30 Colchester Gladiators HOME W41 - 5View Match Report  
 28-08-2005 14:30 Maidstone Pumas HOME W38 - 0View Match Report  

Post-Season

 Date OpponentVenue       ResultMedia
 04-09-2005 BAFL D2 Qtr-Final v South Wales WarriorsHOME W30 - 16View Match Report View Photo Gallery  
 11-09-2005 BAFL D2 Semi-Final v Oxford SaintsHOME W35 - 6View Match Report View Photo Gallery  
 25-09-2005 BAFL Div 2 Britbowl Final v Coventry JetsNEUTRAL L26 - 30View Match Report View Photo Gallery View Video Gallery View Match Programme 
 22-10-2005 Autumn Bowl (friendly) v St Polten InvadersAWAY L14 - 42View Match Report View Photo Gallery View Video Gallery  
 21-11-2005 Renegades League Qualifier v Reading RenegadesAWAY W39 - 6View Match Report  

Statistics

Post-Season

The 2005 season saw the Exiles focus on winning football games, and not expecting to win them as they had done in 2004.

Nigel Hadley joined the club as Defensive Co-ordinator, and using his experience gained coaching Bowl winning teams at both Norwich and Ipswich, set about improving a defensive unit which had conceded 165 points the previous year.

The playing squad also grew, including the signings of experienced veterans (Garry Dillon, Glen Boyle, Paul Samartin, Bradley Stevenson and Scott Lawrence) and some rookies with great potential (Anthony Richards, Adam Pearson, Dave Maisey and youth team graduate Sean Starwind)

The result was a fantastic run of wins, and a 10-0 undefeated record for the season, scoring a record number of points (348), and only allowing 23 points to be scored against us, the 7th lowest points conceded in a season in Britball history.

This continued into the play-offs, a jittery start against the South Wales Warriors was soon overcome in the Quarter Finals, and the experienced Oxford Saints were blown away in the Semi Final.

And so the Exiles travelled to Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield to take on the Coventry Jets in Division 2 Britball final. The Jets had secured massive sponsorship, and had attracted many experienced players from higher divisions to play for them during the year, and had also enjoyed an undefeated year, albeit in the weaker Northern Division.

A great game ensued in front of a vocal crowd of around 3000 fans, the Exiles took an early lead, only for the Jets to peg us back in the second half and take the lead themselves. A late touchdown looked to have won the game for the Exiles, with only 2 minutes remaining on the clock, but then heartbreak struck as the Jets returned the kick-off for a touchdown, and a winning lead, consigning the Exiles best ever season to a losing finish.

The game was widely considered the most exciting, and best display of Britball in recent years, and has been voted the 13th best game of all time by website www.britballnow.co.uk.

 
The 2005 Squad following the Essex Spartans Game


Despite the dissapointing finish, upon reflection it was clearly the Exiles best ever season, and showed the clubs hard work and dedication over the past few years had really paid off. They had gone from whipping boys to promotion in just 4 short years, and had laid a foundation for the club to build upon for years to come.

But the season did not end there! In the Autumn the club travelled to Austria to take on the St Polten Invaders in the 'Autumn Bowl' tournament. We lost, but had played our first ever game on European soil, becoming one of only a handfull of clubs to do so during the 00's.

2005 Season - BAFL Division 2 South East
Team Win Loss Tied PF PA %
Kent Exiles 10 0 0 348 23 1.000
Essex Spartans 5 3 2 216 162 0.600
Colchester Gladiators 4 5 1 124 163 0.450
Norwich Devils 2 7 1 156 264 0.250
Maidstone Pumas 2 8 0 46 300 0.200

 

END OF SEASON AWARDS
Players player of the year: Paul Samartin
Coaches Award: Carl Alexis
Offensive player of the year: Offensive Line 
runner up: Matt Duncan
Defensive player of the year: Paul Samartin 
runner up: Aaron Alexis
Special Teams player of the year: Lee Nash 
runner up: Mat Tompsett
Lineman of the year: Gary Ead 
runner up: Scott Lawrence
Rookie of the year: Dave Maisey 
runner up: Sean Starwind


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