Copenhagen Towers claim third Mermaid Bowl in five years

Capital’s gridiron side too strong for Søllerød Gold Diggers

The Copenhagen Towers are the champions of Denmark once again.

On Saturday the capital’s premier American football side beat their arch-rivals, the Søllerød Gold Diggers, to claim their third Mermaid Bowl in five years in front of a crowd of over 2,500 at Harboe Stadium in Slagelse.

As the 20-7 score-line might suggest, it was a rain-soaked affair, but not even the weather could stop the Towers.

By air, land and water
As the club’s official write-up noted, the Towers “scored once on the ground, once through the air and once on defence” – so it was pretty much a complete team performance.

Linebacker Sverri Finsson and running backs Michel ‘Junior’ Konate and Dayton Winn – the league’s MVP for 2017 thanks to an average of 12 yards every time he ran the ball, who sustained a broken nose in the victory – scored touchdowns to race into a 20-0 lead.

Broken nose and opposition 
Leading the way on the day was Towers safety Magnus Bitsch, who was named MVP for a performance that included two interceptions.

In total, the Towers have now won seven Mermaid Bowls, and this was their ninth final appearance in total.

MVP of the 2017 season, Dayton Winn