24. July 2018 · Comments Off on Edinburgh Wolves v Tamworth Phoenix · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

Tamworth Phoenix clinched the BAFA Premiership North Division on 22nd July with a comfortable 45-0 win over Edinburgh Wolves at Peffermill. They took the lead with a touchdown on their first drive and, while Edinburgh kept the Phoenix lead to 13 points in the first half, the game was all Phoenix after the break.

Tamworth are now 8-0 for the season while the Wolves have a 4-5 record with one game left to play.

photos – Edinburgh Wolves v Tamworth Phoenix

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

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 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 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

13. June 2018 · Comments Off on Edinburgh Wolves v East Kilbride Pirates · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

After the single point win for the Wolves in this season’s first meeting between these two teams there was plenty anticipation for the return fixture which was played at Meggetland on 10th June.
The crowd weren’t disappointed as the Pirates turned a first quarter 7-0 defecit into a 13-7 half time lead. This lead was stretched by a Pirates defensive touchdown early in the third, but from there Edinburgh got their offence into gear and three TDs saw them finish with a lead of 29-25.

The win has the Wolves at 3&2 for the season while East Kilbride are stuck at the bottom of the division with five defeats.

photos – Edinburgh Wolves v East Kilbride Pirates

21. May 2018 · Comments Off on Edinburgh Wolves v Manchester Titans · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

After two wins on the road the Wolves first home game of the Premier Division season was at Meggetland on 20th May against the newly promoted Titans.

Both teams have had a good start to the season and there wasn’t much to separate them. There were lead changes as each side scored two touchdowns and the difference in the end was Manchester slotting a winning field goal. the final score was 16-14.

photos – Edinburgh Wolves v Manchester Titans

08. May 2018 · Comments Off on East Kilbride Pirates v Edinburgh Wolves · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

Last season the two games between East Kilbride and Edinburgh were very closely fought, one tie and then a win for the Pirates with the last score of the game. Their first meeting this year was at GHA Rugby Club on 6th May and it looks like the close games are becoming a tradition.
This time East Kilbride raced into a 20 point lead with three touchdowns in the first quarter, including two interceptions returned by the defence. The Wolves scored in the second quarter to make the half time score 20-8. Another touchdown for the Pirates on their opening drive of the second half restored their advantage but Edinburgh were fighting back hard. They forced over their fouth touchdown with about two minutes left which tied the scores, then the extra point gave them a 28-27 advantage which the Pirates couldn’t overcome.
So it was that the Wolves had famously broken the Pirates unbeaten streak against all Scottish teams which stretched back almost almost 22 years. In the Premier Division the Wolves have now won their first two while the Pirates have lost theirs.

photos – EK Pirates v Edinburgh Wolves

01. May 2018 · Comments Off on Glasgow Tigers v Yorkshire Rams · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

Newly promoted Glasgow Tigers made their debut on Division 1 North on 29th April at Nethercraigs. They faced a daunting task as the visitors were a Yorkshire Rams team who, after one win, have already been declared as favourites to win the division.
The Rams started strongly and scored a touchdown on their first drive, They didn’t dominate however and by halftime they’d only added a safety which made the score 10-0. The second half was just as close as the first. Neither team managed to add any points and Yorkshire were pleased to hold on to win.

photos – Glasgow Tigers v Yorkshire Rams