MID-SEASON REVIEW

The New York Knights have reached the midway point of the regular season with a perfect 4-0 record. With the season resuming on Saturday as we face the also undefeated Philadelphia Fight we take a look back at the season so far for the Knights.

The Knights started the season with the New York Derby as they took on local rivals Brooklyn Kings in Williamsburg.

It may have been the start of summer but nobody decided to tell the weather that as the heavens opened and the game was played in monsoon conditions. Despite this both sides played out a hard fought game with the Knights edging out their neighbors by 2 points to take bragging rights in the first battle for the boroughs 26-24.

Week Two saw the Knights travel up the East Coast to Providence to play the Rhode Island Rebellion. With conditions much more suited to running Rugby an improved performance was expected and delivered. The Knights combinations clicked and they were able to run out comfortable 46-10 winners.

The first home fixture of the season also saw the pick of the fixtures for the first half of the season as defending national champions Boston 13’s travelled down to Randall’s Island. A blistering first half display from the Knights blew Boston away and strong defense throughout limited them to one score. The Knights ran out 42-6 winners to remain undefeated.

The final game before the break for Independence Day Weekend saw Delaware Black Foxes travel to Pier 40 on a warm summer Manhattan evening. Whilst the sun

might have been shining it was raining tries at The Castle as the home side racked up 15 of them in an impressive 82-24 win over the Foxes.

Although an impressive start to the season, the Knights are fully prepared for a tough finish to the season and will not be resting on their laurels as they look to secure a high seeding in the playoffs. Up first it is the battle against Philadelphia Fight, who are 3 Time National Champions. This is followed by a home game against the Rhode Island Rebellion, a short trip upstate to New York’s newest side the White Plain Wombats before closing out the regular season with the second New York Derby against the Brooklyn Kings.

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