Europe, European Football League, World

European Football League | Four Nations Bowl 1992

League Table

  P W L T PF PA Pct
x – Stoke Spitfires (Eng) 2 2 0 0 33 10 1.000
Cardiff Mets (Wal) 2 1 1 0 23 13 .500
Belfast Spartans (Irl) 2 0 2 0 0 33 .000
Glasgow Cyclones (Sco) 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Compiled from [1]

Results

Date Home Team   Away Team  
05.09.92 Stoke Spitfires (Eng) 20 Belfast Spartans (Irl) 0
05.09.92 Cardiff Mets (Wal) 13 Belfast Spartans (Irl) 0
05.09.92 Stoke Spitfires (Eng) 13 Cardiff Mets (Wal) 10

[1]

Report

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NDMA Division 2 side Stoke Spitfires hosted the Four Nations Bowl, featuring top sides from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Glasgow Cyclones pulled out on the morning of the tournament, so what was originally meant to be Semi-Finals and Final was rearranged as a 3-team mini-league. [1]

Stoke Spitfires 20 Belfast Spartans 0 – Belfast Spartans were short a full squad due to players unable to travel, and were thus no match for NDMA Division 2 side and hosts Stoke. [1]

Cardiff Mets 13 Belfast Spartans 0 – Belfast Spartans were knocked out of the tournament by the Welsh NDMA Division 2 side, making the final match in effect the Bowl Game. [1]

Stoke Spitfires 13 Cardiff Mets 10 – Cardiff raced into a shock lead after an interception was returned 100 yards for a touchdown by Defensive Back Barrie Stevens. Stoke equalised just before halftime when two Americans, fullback Jeff Christmann and Tight End Bruce Crump connected on a 25 yard TD pass, with John Wyse kicking the extra-point. The fourth quarter saw Stoke take the lead after running Back Kevin Haughton ran in from four yards out, before the Mets scored two safeties to make it a close end to the game. [1]

Offensive MVP Award went to Kevin Haugghton of the Spitfires, while Barrie Stevens took the Defensive MVP honours. [1]

Players and Awards

MVP Awards

Award Player (Team)
Offensive MVP Kevin Haughton (Stoke Spitfires)
Defensive MVP Barrie Stevens (Cardiff Mets)

Scorers

Passing TDs XP Safety
Jeff Christmann (Stoke Spitfires) 1    
Receiving      
Bruce Crump (Stoke Spitfires) 1    
Rushing      
Kevin Haughton (Stoke Spitfires) 1    
Defense      
Cardiff Mets     2
Barrie Stevens (Cardiff Mets) 1    
Kicking      
Jon Wyse (Stoke Spitfires)   1  

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References

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Sources

FD Reporter (1992) “Spitfires win Four Nations Bowl Crown” First Down. September 5, 1992. Pg. 19

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Cillian Smith.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 31 January 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and World Gridiron Archive 2019

You are free to copy this document in whole or part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

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