26. November 2012 · Comments Off on Glasgow Uni Tigers v UWS Pyros · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

GU Tigers v UWS PyrosThe teams of Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland met at Garscube on 25th November. Glasgow had won their previous two games and this was their final fixture for the first half of the season. The game was close and hard fought. Glasgow, who benefited from a larger squad, came out winners by 27-8.

Photo Gallery – GU Tigers v UWS Pyros

Note: As it was getting dark in the second half, the later photos aren’t suitable for printing to larger sizes.

24. November 2012 · Comments Off on Strathendrick v Wigtownshire · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby Union

I hadn’t covered a Rugby Union game for a while, so I took a drive over the hill to Fintry where one of my local teams, Strathendrick, was playing against Wigtownshire, who were my local club when I was a boy. Endrick were well in control all the way through the game and won comfortably by 57-0.
Photo Gallery – Strathendrick v Wigtownshire
Strathendrick v Wigtownshire

19. November 2012 · Comments Off on Scotland Under 18s v Cumbria · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby League

Scotland v CumbriaScotland’s opponents for the game at Falkirk on 19th November were supposed to be the England under 18 team. However they became unavailable and the Cumbria side stepped in at short notice.

Both teams scored early tries, and  the lead was exchanged a couple of times before Scotland came out with a 12-10 lead at half time. The visitors scored to re-take the lead shortly after the break and it wasn’t until the last few minutes that the Scots found form and ran in three tries. Scotland won with a scoreline of 28-14 which was probably a bit flattering.

Photo Gallery – Scotland Under 18s v Cumbria

18. November 2012 · Comments Off on Western Wildcats v Kelburne · Categories: Hockey, Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Wildcats v KelburneThere was a  double header at Auchenhowie on 18th November as both the women’s and men’s first teams played National League games.

The women were up first up and produced the closest game. Wildcats scored the only goal of the first half, but Kelburne came back after the break and forced in three goals. There were missed penalties at both ends and the Wildcats scored a late goal to set up a tense finish, with Kelburne holding on to win 3-2.

Kelburne are the reigning men’s champions and demonstrated why they’re favourites to take the title again. Wildcats restricted them to one goal in the first half, but couldn’t keep up in the second. The final score was 5-0 to Kelburne.

Photo Gallery – Western Wildcats v Kelburne (Women)

Photo Gallery – Western Wildcats v Kelburne (Men)

Note: As it was getting dark in the second half of the men’s game, the later photos aren’t suitable for printing to larger sizes.

11. November 2012 · Comments Off on Edinburgh Napier Knights v Stirling Clansmen · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

Stirling ClansmenThe American Football season has started for the Universities and its third weekend saw the reigning Scottish division champions from Stirling travel to Sighthill to meet the Knights. The Clansmen had scored 168 points in their first 2 games (100 in their last game) so perhaps it was no surprise, despite the muddy conditions, that they powered to a 49-0 lead by half time. Napier managed a more competitive performance in the second half, but couldn’t force a score. Final score 56-0 to Stirling.

Photo Gallery – Napier Knights v Stirling Clansmen

04. November 2012 · Comments Off on Western Wildcats v Hillhead · Categories: Hockey, Hockey - Men, Photo Set

Wildcats v HillheadThese local rivals met in a Division 1 match at Auchenhowie on 4 November. The first half was a hard fought affair with the Wildcats scoring the only goal. Hillhead equalised early in the second half and the teams then exchanged goals setting up a tense finish. Wildcats were the ones who managed to exert most pressure and a couple of penalty corners led to the winning goal being scored from a penalty flick.

Photo Gallery – Western Wildcats v Hillhead

01. November 2012 · Comments Off on The Herald 2013 Calendar · Categories: Miscellaneous

It’s not sports photography, but I’m really pleased that one of my pictures has
been chosen as the front cover image on the new Herald charity Calendar.

The Herald 2013 Calendar