Date: 04 Jun 2011
Home: Lódz Torpedy - 6
Away: Plock Mustangs - 29
Mustangs run wild to beat Torpedy 29-6 in North Division clash
The Plock Mustangs made it 2-for-2 in 2011 on Saturday afternoon in Lódz, using an effective running game to drop Torpedy to their first loss of the season, 29-6. The win for the Mustangs puts them in the driver’s seat for one of the North Division’s top playoff spots and earns them a mark of revenge for last year’s 34-12 regular season defeat at the hands of Torpedy.
The Mustangs relied solely on the running game to get the job done, not even attempting a single forward pass in the contest. It took them some time, however, to wear down the Torpedy defense, and the only score of the first half was a 35-yard Gabriel Dunajewski field goal for Plock.
The game heated up in the third quarter, when Lukasz Pietrzak finally broke one for Plock, rambling 55 yards for his second touchdown of the young season. Lódz came right back, though, with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Leszek Cytawa to Emil Sowinski that cut the lead back to 9-6.
It was all Mustangs from there, however, as they pounded away at the Torpedy defensive front and scored three more times in the game. Witold Szpotanski made it 15-6 at the end of three quarters, and Pietrzak and Maciej Lebkowski added fourth quarter scores for the victors.
Torpedy are now 1-1, in a tie for third place with Husaria Szczecin. Their next game will be a pivotal one in the North Division standings, against the 2-0 Warsaw Spartans in Lódz on June 26. The Mustangs, tied with the Spartans at the top, will next play in their home opener, against Husaria on June 25.