The Revolution avoided a season-sweep by the Express. The first game in Richmond between the two teams was also marred by rain. In April, though, it was the Express that left with the 25-14 win. The other two games, played in the usual indoor setting of the Sovereign Center, were both heavily slanted toward the Express. Reading won 49-28 on April 30, and 46-7 last weekend.
The Revolution end the 2011 regular-season with a 3-11 record, while the Express have to settle for an 8-6 mark.
We'll post the box score, stats and game report from tonight's game when they become available.
Don't let the accompanying image fool you. It's just a generic stock photo that perhaps best captures the experience of tonight's slippery affair in Chester County, Va. Forgive us for using a stock photo. We weren't able to get a picture of the lightning strike that took out the scoreboard before the game. Then, rain soaked away any chance of catching the game on the B2 Networks. And then, the conditions derailed live scoring on Pointstreak. This was the darndest night!
In the end, though, the Richmond Revolution got the best of the Reading Express, winning the contest 21-14. Well, that's what we've heard. Okay, I digress
The Express will return to Reading, regroup, and turn their attention to next week's IFL Playoff Game against the Chicago Slaughter at the Sovereign Center. The Express played Chicago earlier this season, narrowly losing 59-55, despite holding the lead with just 1:24 left in the game. Next Saturday's rematch shapes up as another close game.
Playoff tickets are now on sale!