17. July 2018 · Comments Off on Clyde Valley Blackhawks v Aberdeen Roughnecks · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

The Roughnecks are having a dominant season in NFC 2 North division. They came to Wishaw to face the Blackhawks on 15th July with the division title already clinched and were looking to maintain their perfect 6-0 record to maximise their advantage come play-off time.

The first half was close. The score was tied at one and two touchdowns each before Aberdeen went off at halftime with a 21-14 lead. Clyde Valley didn’t manage to score in the second half so the game was lost. They did restrict the Roughnecks to one very lucky touchdown but there was a safety and a field goal too and the lead stretched to 33-14 by the final whistle.

photos – Clyde Valley Blackhawks v Aberdeen Roughnecks

11. July 2018 · Comments Off on Scotland v USA · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Men, Photo Set

Scotland men hosted the USA team for a three game series at Glasgow Green from 8 to 11th July.
Game 1 on Sunday saw the teams exchange early goals before Scotland got on top in the second half and went on to win by 3-1.
On Monday evening the game was a sort of mirror image. There was a goal to each side early on but then it was the Americans who went on to win by 3-1.
The deciding game of the series on Wednesday failed to decide it. Scotland had a very early lead but the USA equalised after half time and the game, and the series, played out at 1-1.
photos – Scotland v USA

10. July 2018 · Comments Off on EK Pirates v Merseyside Nighthawks · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

The Pirates last home game of the season, and pretty much their last opportunity to escape demotion from the BAFA Premier Division, was at GHA on 8th July as they hosted the Nighthawks.  The visitors are also having a bad season, but at least they already had one win under their belt.
The game began as a close contest as the teams exchanged opening touchdowns. As the game went on however East Kilbride couldn’t match Merseyside’s big play abilities and the win went south on a 25-12 scoreline.

photos – EK Pirates v Merseyside Nighthawks

04. July 2018 · Comments Off on EK Pirates v Tamworth Phoenix · Categories: American Football, Miscellaneous

British football’s reigning champions and top rated team, Tamworth Phoenix, rolled up to GHA for a Premier Division North game against the Pirates on 1st July. Unfortunately they managed to roll up without their shirts, so the photos are a little confusing. East Kilbride wore black kit, the Phoenix are wearing the spare white Pirates jerseys.

The game went very much to form with the visitors dominating, just as they have in every game in the division this year, and recording a 46-0 victory. For the Pirates this was a seventh straight defeat and their hopes of salvaging something from the season rests with their next two games against Merseyside, starting with the home game next Sunday.
photos – EK Pirates v Tamworth Phoenix

24. June 2018 · Comments Off on Scotland under 18 v England · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Men, Photo Set

After these sided had drawn 4-4 the previous evening they served up an exciting morning game at Titwood on 24th June.

Scotland held a 1-0 lead through the first half but the English kept pace, equalising each time the Scots took the lead. The final score was 3-3.

photos – Scotland under 18 v England

24. June 2018 · Comments Off on Edinburgh Wolves v Merseyside Nighthawks · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

These two team have developed a rivalry over the last few years, going back to when they were still in Division 1. Their Premier Division meeting at Peffermill on 23rd June continued this.
The game started with the Nighthawks marching downfield and scoring on their first posession. Edinburgh then dod the same on thheir next posession and went on to lead 13-6 at halftime. Early in the third the Nighthawks equalised, but they started to lose ground from there as the hosts went on to record a 46-19 win.
photos – Edinburgh Wolves v Merseyside Nighthawks

20. June 2018 · Comments Off on I Have Another Medal · Categories: Miscellaneous

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20. June 2018 · Comments Off on Mean City Roller Derby · Categories: Photo Set, Roller Derby

An afternoon of Roller Derby on Saturday 16th as Mean City hosted a double header at the Arc at Caledonian Uni against teams for the east.
Firstly, the MC women’s team were big winners as they saw off the New Town Roller Girls. The second game was much closer, the opposition more experienced and definitely much more physical, but the Mean City mixed team came out on top of Fear & Lothian.
photos – Mean City RD v New Town RG
photos – Mean City RD v Fear & Lothian

20. June 2018 · Comments Off on EK Pirates Juniors v Merseyside Nighthawks · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

While the Pirates senior side in struggling this season a bright spot is provided by the under 19 team who are on yet another unbeaten run. Last season the only game they lost was the national final, and that by only 46-42 in an outstanding game against London Blitz.
This season they’re unbeaten again and they showed their class on 17th June with a 58-8 win against Merseyside Nighthawks at GHA.
photos – EK Pirates Juniors v Merseyside Nighthawks

18. June 2018 · Comments Off on Scotland under 16 girls v Ulster · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

The Scotland girls played the first of two games against Ulster at Glasgow Green on 15th June.

This game was scoreless through the first three quarters, although Scotland had hit the post twice. The excirement came with a few minutes to go. Ulster scored first, from a penalty corner, but couldn’t hold onto the lead as the Scots finally forced one home.

photos – Scotland under 16s v Ulster