The Brits are fighting for fifth place
In the fifth place match at the European Championship, Denmark met Great Britain at the Gentofte Stadium. In a long, exciting game, the guests eventually won by a narrow margin of 30:22.
Both teams neutralized each other, especially before the break, so there was little chance of a score. Denmark threw an interception with six seconds remaining just as the two opponents were already headed toward halftime. An interception that gave Great Britain seven points, safety Sam Fossey immediately put the ball in the end zone, at which point Great Britain took a surprising 7–0 lead.
The second half got off to a great start for the Danes when the Danish sacked Jakob Green, who carried the ball 47 yards into the end zone. But Great Britain’s offense responded immediately with Joe Hamilton’s touchdown. It was 17-7 a short time later when the Brits kicked a 45-yard field goal.
But Denmark also started strong in the last quarter and got the points back, with a long ball finding the hands of Jens Ole, who scored at 14:17. Minutes later, Denmark have a chance to equalize or take the lead when their own ball is touched by the British, or or and and But the attack was to no avail and Max Gracie-Ainscough in reply raised the score to 24:14 for the British.
About four minutes before the end, the host plays all or nothing. The attempt ended in an interception, and the English quickly capitalized on it by Tyrrelle Bovelle at 30:14. Jens Ole Coyne’s second touchdown with one second left in the game has only statistical value.
Wittig – October 30, 2023
The European Championship game between Denmark and Great Britain was on a knife edge for a long time (© DAFF)
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