The Trojans have been cruising through the Northern Second Division this season and defended their perfect record against Aberdeen Roughnecks at Garscube on 5th July. Aberdeen are only in their second season in the league but they’ve been been competing well and came into this game with a winning record.
The Trojans have been winning this year with a strong running attack and by punishing any mistakes their opponents make. The Roughnecks held out pretty well against the tide but their offence just couldn’t exert enough pressure to
The final score was 38-6 to West Coast who are heading for the Division title and a home game in the Division 2 play-offs.
photos – West Coast Trojans v Aberdeen Roughnecks
Scotland’s two teams in the Northern Division 1 Conference have been sitting in 2nd and 3rd places in the league, so this meeting at Meadowbank on 4th July was vital for their play-off aspirations. On the day the Wolves came out strongly and built up a 34-0 lead by half time. The second half was a closer competition but the score went to 40-0 before the end.
Edinburgh have now confirmed their place in the poet-season play-offs. Clyde Valley still have a good chance of making it too.
photos – Edinburgh Wolves v Clyde Valley Blackhawks
Gateshead Senators arrived at Wishaw with only 18 players for their North Division 1 game against Clyde Valley Blackhawks. With Gateshead players having to cover unfamiliar positions and play both ways it was no surprise that the Blackhawks were 35-0 up at half time. Injuries had taken their toll on Gateshead who had to concede the game at that point as they were out of linemen.
Clyde Valley move to a 5 and 2 record, third in the division. They face a crunch game against second placed Edinburgh Wolves next.
photos – Clyde Valley Blackhawks v Gateshead Senators
Both the girls and Boys played games on the Saturday and Sunday 27-28th June and I managed to cover the Saturday games.
In the girls game England had a scoring surge in the second half and recorded a 7-0 win. The English boys won too, but only by 1-0.
photos – Scotland Under 18 girls v England
photos – Scotland Under 18 boys v England
In preparation for their European tournaments both the Scottish Men and Women’s teams played three game series against the Czechs at Glasgow Green on 28-28th June.
The men got the series going on Friday afternoon with a 9-1 win. they followed this by winning 9-2 on Saturday and finally 6-1 on Sunday.
The women didn’t manage to score quite as many goals but they managed to keep a clean sheet through the series. Their scores were 8-0, 4-0 and 6-0.
photos: Scotland Men v Czech Republic
photos: Scotland Women v Czech Republic
The Under 21 Men played a series of Four Nations fixtures between 20 and 25th June.
We have photos from two of these games. On 20th June Scotland played the very strong England team. 2-0 down early on they fought back to 2-2 just after half time only to succumb to further English pressure. England won 6-2 in the end. On the 22nd Ulster provided the opposition and came out ahead by a score of 3-1.
photos – Scotland Under 21s v England
photos – Scotland Under 21s v Ulster
Scotland and Ulster Under 16 boys Development Squads player a three game series at Glasgow Green over the June 19-21st weekend.
Scotland were winners of the first game by 4-1. In the other two games the Ulster team were superior, though both games came down to exciting finishes and both finished 4-3 to Ulster.
photos – Scotland v Ulster under 16
The Scottish Senior men’s team made their first appearance back in Scotland since the Commonwealth Games when they hosted Wales for a three game series on 19 to 21st June.
Game 3: This time it was the Welsh who took the lead with a goal late in the first half. The second half belonged to Scotland though as they scored three times through Bain, Marshall and Imrie before conceding one at the final hooter.
Photos – Scotland v Wales (game 3)
Game 2: Another great start by Scotland and a 3-0 lead through an Alan Forsyth hat trick. It was another lead lost though as Wales fought back to 3-3 before Kenny Bain scored the Scottish winner with two minutes left.
Photos – Scotland v Wales (game 2)
Game 1: Scotland started well and built up an early two goal lead before Wales struck back with two of their own in less than a minute. Scotland had the next goal but with not long to go they found themselves a goal down. It took an equaliser on a fine solo effort by Alan Forsyth to pull it back to a 4-4 result.
Photos – Scotland v Wales (game 1)
I managed to get to my first Division 2 American Football game of the season on Sunday. I looked in at Garscube on my way home for the Trojans first home game of the year. They’ve been setting the pace in Division 2 North so far this season, winning all of their games and averaging over 50 points scored per game. Dundee on the other hand have only one win to show for their efforts and are bottom of the table.
A one sided game looked likely but didn’t happen. The Trojans were only 6-0 up at half time and when the Hurricanes equalised with a touchdown of their own just after the restart an upset looked possible. However, the Trojans then came back then with two touchdowns and a safety which gave them a 22-6 lead. Dundee pressed hard but couldn’t get another score back, and that was the way the game finished.
photos – West Coast Trojans v Dundee Hurricanes
The final game of the Welsh women’s visit to Glasgow was played on Sunday morning, 7th June, when the Scottish Under 21 girls provided the opposition in front of an enthusiastic crowd of youngsters in the stand.
The Scottish girls, fresh from a trip to France, played well and took the lead on the stroke of half time with a fine breakaway goal. Wales staged a second half comeback. They equalised soon after the break and forced a winning goal late in the final quarter to seal the win.
photos – Scotland Under 21 Women v Wales