27. August 2013 · Comments Off on Glasgow Tigers v D C Presidents · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

Glasgow Tigers v D C PresidentsBoth teams have had a disappointing season in the National North Division and this game at Lochinch on 25 August was the last on their schedules.

The game was close throughout, with Glasgow leading by 8-6 at half-time. The Presidents had an opportunity to tie the scores before the end but a 2 point conversion failed, leaving the final score at 22-20 to the Tigers.

The Presidents have a 5 wins, 5 losses record for the season, the Tigers finished a half game behind on 4-5-1.

photos – Glasgow Tigers v D C Presidents

27. August 2013 · Comments Off on Lanarkshire Longhorns v Lancashire Wolverines · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

Lanarkshire Longhorns v Lancashire WolverinesIn a repeat of last year (photos here), these teams met at the quarter-final stage of the Junior play-offs. The Longhorns won both their meetings this year and it looked like they had tied this game up when they ran back the second half kick-off for a touchdown and a 24-3 lead. The Wolverines made a major comeback however and took the lead 26-24 within the last 2 minutes. The Longhorns last drive brought them to within a yard of a touchdown, but they couldn’t find a winning score.

photos – Lanarkshire Longhorns v Lancashire Wolverines

27. August 2013 · Comments Off on Youth American Football Play-off Tournament · Categories: American Football

Edinburgh Wolves youth team won a place this year’s Britbowl by beating East Kilbride Pirates in a play-off game against at Hamilton on 24 August. The third team in the tournament, Hamilton Buccaneers, lost their game with the Pirates but then came back to beat the Wolves, their first ever victory.

photos (on Facebook)

17. August 2013 · Comments Off on East Kilbride Pirates v West Coast Trojans · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

EasEKP v WCTt Kilbride Pirates played their final game of the regular season at Hamilton RFC on 17 August, with West Coast Trojans providing the opposition.

The Trojans have had an unhappy season, finishing bottom of the Premier League North without winning a game. The Pirates, on the other hand, have been the team to beat all season. The final result reflected this, EKP won by 63-0.

The Pirates have now completed a perfect regular season, 10 wins and no losses. They now move on to the play-offs in September, and wait to hear which Premier League South team will provide the opposition.

photos – East Kilbride Pirates v West Coast Trojans

12. August 2013 · Comments Off on Glasgow Tigers v Dundee Hurricanes · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

This game at Lochinch on 11th August featured the bottom two teams in the National League North.

It has been a hard season for Dundee Hurricanes. They have lost all of their games this season and having only brought 17 players they were never likely to do well. They played the game in good spirit and fought hard all game, and came close to scoring on a couple of occasions. The home team were too strong though and won by 36-0.

Glasgow Tigers now have a record of 3 wins, 5 losses and 1 tie for the season, with one game left to play against DC Presidents.

photos – Glasgow Tigers v Dundee Hurricanes

10. August 2013 · Comments Off on Scotland A v Ireland · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby League


Scotland’s amateur Rugby League side played their first game of the Four Nations competition against Ireland at Falkirk on 10th August.

Ireland had already suffered defeat at the hands of Wales and quickly found themselves two tries behind. Scotland kept on pressing and had a 22-4 lead at half-time. The second half was much more competitive as Ireland staged a late comeback. It wasn’t enough to steal the result however as Scotland held on to win by 38-28.

photos – Scotland A v Ireland

05. August 2013 · Comments Off on Scottish Rugby League Grand Finals · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby League

This year’s Finals day was held on 3rd August at Falkirk RFC.

Easterhouse Panthers v FalkirkThe first game was the under 17 final, which saw Easterhouse Panthers build up a big half-time lead thanks to the benefit of a strong wind. The second half was a closer competition, but Easterhouse won comfortably by 48 points to 6.

photos – Easterhouse Panthers v Falkirk

In the Plate Final Ayrshire Storm proved to be too strong for a young Aberdeen Warriors ‘Whites‘ team, dominating from start to finish to win by 84 points to 4.

photos – Ayrshire Storm v Aberdeen Whites

After two one-sided games, the big cup final was a thriller. This featured the champions from Central Scotland, Easterhouse Panthers, and the Aberdeen Warriors ‘Reds’ team, the top side from Northern Scotland.

The sides exchanged tries through the first half, from which Easterhouse came out with an 18-12 lead. The second half continued in similar fashion and Easterhouse held a lead right up until injury time when Aberdeen managed a final break-away try to secure a 30-28 win.

photos – Aberdeen Warriors ‘Reds’ v Easterhouse Panthers

Aberdeen Warriors v Easterhouse Panthers