by Sam Banner
After a season away travelling the Black Country for a home stadium, the Steelers returned to Tipton Sports Academy to face the Nottingham Caesars on Easter Sunday.
The first score of what would be an explosive first half went to the star of last weeks game against Doncaster, WR Alex Salter, who went over 60 yards through the Nottingham defence for the touchdown, followed by a heard of team mates.
Not everything went through the air though as they managed TDs on the ground from RB Raph Chisholm and RB Eddie.
The defence proved just as dominant as the Defensive line behind the likes of DT Adam Bates and DE Martin Perry provided the pressure that kept Nottingham’s QB on the back foot and a 0 on the scoreboard.
With 35 points on the board by half time it was an opportunity to provide reps through the depth chart with QB Oscar Russell leading another short touchdown drive after outstanding work by Punter Gareth Thomas and DB Andy Wilson led to a turnover for the Punt unit.
The game finished 41-6, keeping the Steelers atop the NFC1 South through two games.
However, the day was marred by the injury of longstanding veteran Steeler James Astley, who is now beginning his recovery from a broken leg sustained in the fourth quarter.
We send all of our thoughts to James for a speedy recovery.
AROUND THE NFC1 SOUTH
Doncaster Mustangs 6-36 Shropshire Revolution
Sandwell Steelers 41-6 Nottingham Caesars
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Alas, the ‘Legion of Swag‘ failed to register a single turnover against the Caesars, keeping the donation total for the season at £25.00. Come on fellas, it’s for charity!
Shropshire Revolution vs Sandwell Steelers
Sunday 28 April 2019, 2pm kick-off
Oakengates Leisure Centre, TF2 7AB