Game 4 – Darlington Steam vs Northumberland Vikings MVP’s (22/08/21)
Team MVP: The Team!
So many to choose from but the fact they all pulled together not only on the field but during the Liam accident and thereafter. So many players played all three phases, helping their teammates and putting their bodies on the line. I could have given this award to a single player but it was just a case of so many should have it and nobody should miss out.Head Coach, Darren Mitchell
Offence MVP: #66 Jack Curry.
I thought he was excellent. He showed what he is made of and led the team well, using his years of experience and rarely leaving the field. We are extremely glad to have him back with the team. Jordan McCabe could have gotten it again but I think JC deserves it. Matt Sanders deserves a mention too, hard running, taking hit after hit and kept righting hard.Head Coach, Darren Mitchell
Defense: #53 Rob Dowson
Patrick Humpert had his best game by far, he is definitely a defensive end. Amazing game. Kenny Graham, marking Ross Conley all day is no easy feat but what a game Kenny had on his return to the lineup. Snowball played great at safety as did Woody in the new-look defence.
But once again, Rob Dowson was just out of this world. Fortunately for us, he is our player, he is just on another level. The speed he delivers his tackles, timing his blitzes the amount of grass he covers, especially in this game is astounding. It says something when each coach and opposition players and fans are singing his praises.
Alongside Taylor Shepherd in the middle, who also put in a great game. Rob Carey deserves another mention with his continuous improvement game after game. Jordan Mannion has excelled since his transfer from Birmingham but this was his best game for us.Head Coach, Darren Mitchell
Special Teams MVP: #69 Sean Carr
For two reasons. One he stepped up and helped the team and in a very tenacious way I may add. He went on every special teams play and also controlled the ST very well. Did everything I asked of him and executed it to perfection. He also played on the defence and put in an excellent performance, over the moon with Pinkys debut.Head Coach, Darren Mitchell