July 30, 2010
Flashback Friday- 2008 AIFA Playoffs Erie RiverRats @ Reading Express
Today we will flashback to the 2008 AIFA first round playoff game with the Reading Express. Both teams entered the game with 10-4 records however the Express earned the right to host the playoff game based on their 2-1 regular season advantage. We were faced with the task of playing a very tough opponent on the road and in-front of the loud and boisterous Reading Express fans. Our players did a tremendous job of focusing on the road and we had ourselves in a position to win the game in the last minute. J.R. Cipra kicked a field goal with under 55 seconds to go to give us a 57-54 lead. The final minute of this game was probably one of the wildest and most controversial in league history. At the end of the day the Express escaped with a hard fought 67-57 victory. This was a very hard played and emotional game for both sides and I am constantly reminded by fans who were in attendance that it was one of the best games they had ever witnessed. This is a game that many Erie fans did not have the opportunity to view since it was on the road and not broadcast on local television. I hope you enjoy these scoring drive clips from the game. Stay posted for a future blog where I will post the final action packed minutes of this game in its entirety.
2008 AIFA Playoffs – Erie @ Reading – Selected Scoring Drives