For Edinburgh Wolves second home game of the year Gateshead Senators were the visitors to Meadowbank on 19 May.
Things started poorly for the home team, they conceded a safety early in the first quarter. Things got worse from there. Gateshead took control of the game and they went on to score four touchdowns, although without adding an extra point from any of them. Final score: Wolves 0 Senators 26.
In the National Division North, Gateshead remain unbeaten with 2 wins and a tie, Edinburgh have 1 win but 3 losses.
photos – Edinburgh Wolves v Gateshead Senators
Sunday 12th May was Scottish local derby day in the Premier League North as West Coast Trojans hosted East Kilbride Pirates at Troon FC.
The Pirates, as reigning division champions, were hot favourites for this game and three touchdowns in the first quarter were enough to secure the win. Another two scores were run in later and the final score was 34-0.
East Kilbride have now won their opening two fixtures of the year and have a three week wait for their first home game against Doncaster Mustangs on June 2nd. The Trojans have now lost three in a row.
photos – West Coast Trojans v East Kilbride Pirates
Dundee Hurricanes travelled to Wishaw on 12th May for this National League North Game.
After a scoreless first quarter Clyde Valley scored two quick touchdowns only for Dundee to fight back and draw level with two of their own. A third TD from Clyde Valley then gave them a 21-14 halftime lead. A field goal in the third quarter and a final touchdown in the 4th saw the home team finish with a 31-14.
Clyde Valley now have two wins and two losses for the season, Dundee have lost all three so far.
photos – Clyde Valley Blackhawks v Dundee Hurricanes
The last day of Scottish Rugby’s West League Division 2 saw my local team, Lenzie, travel to Cumbernauld on 11 May 2013. They secured a 16-8 win, second place in the final table and promotion to Division 1 for next season.
Photos – Cumbernauld v Lenzie
The final game of the Indian girls visit was played at Titwood on Friday evening, 10th May.
India scored the opening goal early in the game. From then, Scotland spent most of the game on attack and certainly had a better share of the game than they did on the previous Sunday. There were no more goals in the game however and India finished with a 1-0 win.
Thanks to India for their visit, I enjoyed watching them play.
Photos – Scotland under 21 v India
The Indian girls touring team traveled to the sunshine and scenery of Forthbank on Tuesday 7th May to play a strong team representing Scotland senior women.
The pace of the Scottish team was too much for India early and a 3-0 lead was built by half time. Scotland’s grip on the game loosened in the second half as the visitors pulled back two goals before a final score for the Scots made the final score 4-2.
photos – Scotland v India
Scotland under 21 women played a visiting India Junior team at Titwood on 5 May 2013.
This was a very entertaining game, with the Indian girls showing great skill and speed. They scored once in each half and hit the post twice too. The Scottish girls took a while to get up to the Indian girls pace, but managed to pull the score back to 2-1 late in the second half.
photo set – Scotland u21 v India
Finals day took place at Peffermill on 4th May, with three games played on each pitch.
First on pitch 2 in the morning sunshine (which didn’t last) was the Women’s District Plate Final between Hillhead II and Grange EL B. Hillhead scored two early goals and went on to win comfortably by 4-1.
photos – Hillhead II v Grange EL B
In the Women’s District Cup Final over on the main pitch Orkney took a 2-0 first half lead. Their opponents, MC Clydesdale Western IV, fought back hard but it wasn’t until the last 5 minutes when a flurry of goals arrived. The emotional Orkney team held on to win 3-2.
photos – Orkney v MCC Western IV
Next on pitch 2 was the men’s Reserve Plate Final. Hillhead’s 3rd team won this one comfortably, by 4-0 over Watsonians III.
photos – Hillhead III v Watsonians II
Back on pitch 1 two old rivals, Western Wildcats III met Dundee Wanderers III in the Men’s Reserve Cup Final. This was another hard fought game, at one point both sides were reduced to 9 men, and the Wildcats came through with a 6-3 win.
photos – Dundee Wanderers III v Western Wildcats III
By the last two games the early morning sunshine was a distant memory. Hillhead men’s 2nd team completed a treble for their club as they won the District Plate Final. They beat Aberdeen GSFP 3-2 thanks to a late winner in what was the closest game of the day.
photos – Aberdeen GSFP II v Hillhead II
The last game was the Men’s District Cup Final which turned out to be the most one sided of the day. Inverleith III were the winners, recording a 8-1 win over Grove Menzieshill III.
photos – Inverleith II v Grove Menzieshill II
Scottish Hockey’s under 16 league play-off semi-finals and finals were played at Peffermill on 27th April.
In the girls competition CALA Edinburgh and Watsonians were semi-final winners over Clydesdale and Inverleith respectively. In an exciting final, CALA came through to win 2-1.
Watsonians had more success in the boys matches, beating Inverleith in the semi-final and Grange by 4-1 in the final. Grange had beaten Clydesdale in their semi-final.
U16 Girls National League Play-Offs
U16 Boys National League Play-Offs
The last game of the day at Peffermill was the Mens Plate semi-final between first division Hillhead and second division Granite City Wanderers.
Hillhead had the better of the early play and they took a 2-0 lead into half time. Wanderers came back with a great performance after the break, pulling back the two goals and then taking the lead on a Hillhead own goal. Hillhead piled on the pressure and were finally rewarded with a very late equaliser. An epic penalty shoot-out followed which was finally won by Hillhead by 16 goals to 15.
Photos – Hillhead v Granite City Wanderers
Hillhead will face another opponent from the North East, Aberdeen Grammar, in the final on May 25th.