Sport Life Group

A match of American football between “Lions” and “Jokers” was held in Lviv

June 26, 2017

On June 25 a match of the Ukrainian League of American football of B division was held between “Lions” team from Lviv and “Jokers” team from Kyiv at the SKA stadium in Lviv with the support of the network of fitness clubs Sport Life. 

The situation in that division was the most interesting. Both teams were among a group of leaders of their division and had a portfolio of two wins and one defeat. “Lions” suffered the first defeat in the last round giving the way away to “Wolfs” from Vinnytsia with a score 25-11. So, the team was eager to regain reputation of fans. And this was a really first away contest for “Jokers”. 

The quarterback Vasyliy Syvokhop and receiver Andriy Zahainyi from “Jokers” team broke the match open in the first quarter of the game. The second quarter was less successful for the Kyivans. “Lions” levelled due to the quarterback Severyn Fedyna’s clearance and earned an extra point thanks to conversion. “Jokers” didn’t manage to organize themselves after half-time: a lot of mistakes during attacks and a mess during defence before the unexpected attack of “Lions”. The third quarter of the match was particularly rich in passing attacks of the team from Lviv. For example, an excellent long ball to Mykhailo Moskalev. Then there was the clearance touchdown of running back from “Lions” Ihor Bednarchyk and Oleh Yablonskyi’s one-point conversion. And linebacker of “Lions” Vladyslav Lytvyniuk destroyed the last chances of “Jokers” to come back. He scored a spectacular touchdown after fumble. As a result, the match between the “Lions” and “Jokers” teams ended with a score 21-6. 

On July 8 “Jokers” will play the next match at home against “Pirates” from Odesa. And on July 22 “Lions” will go to Kyiv to local “Slavs”.