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European League – UK Conference 1993

Final Standings

PWLTPFPAPct
Eurosteelers220046201.000
Euroraiders21103636.500
Euromonarchs21104652.500
Eurobears20204620.000
European League – UK Conference Final Standings 1993 [Ref: Compiled from 1-2]

Playoffs

DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Finals
24.10.1993EuroSteelersLEuroBearsW
24.10.1993EuroRaidersWEuroMonarchsL
Final
31.10.1993EuroBears14EuroRaiders12
European League – UK Conference Final Standings 1993 [Ref: Compiled from 2-3]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
10.10.1993EuroMonarchs14EuroRaiders22
10.10.1993EuroSteelers24EuroBears6
Week 2
17.10.1993EuroBears30EuroMonarchs32
17.10.1993EuroRaiders14EuroSteelers22
European League – UK Conference Regular Season Results 1993 [Ref: Compiled from 1-2]

Report

As well as playing in the European League – Continental Conference in 1993 as the Euro Spartans, Terry Smith’s Manchester Spartans organised the European League – UK Conference. Teams were named after NFL teams, but the prefix Euro- added to avoid confusion. All matches were played at Leicester’s Saffron Lane Stadium.

While the Spartans themselves didn’t play in the League, there were four teams: EuroSteelers, EuroRaiders, EuroBears and EuroMonarchs, the last one named after the London Monarchs, who had played in the World League of American Football – a AAA Development League of the NFL – from 1991 to 1992 (and would again play in 1995 when the League returned as a Europe-only league.

The UK Conference had a unusual format – the four teams played a two-game schedule with all four teams qualifying for the playoffs, rather than a 3-game schedule followed by a Final. The EuroSteelers had finished top of the Standings with two wins from two, but lost to the EuroBears (who had lost both matches in the regular season) in the Semi-Finals. The EuroBears then went on to claim the Championship with a 14-12 victory over the EuroRaiders in the Final.

References

Newspapers

[1] Berry, Lee (1993) “They said it couldn’t be done” First Down. October 16, 1993. pg. 20

[2] Berry, Lee (1993) “Nuttall mints it with Raiders” First Down. October 16, 1993. pg. 20.

[3] Berry, Lee (1993) “Semi-Conscience” First Down. October 23, 1993. pg. 20.

[3] Berry, Lee (1993) “Near-Miss!” First Down. November 6, 1993. pg. 21.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Ciaran Simms

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Last Updated: 12 June 2020

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