17. October 2017 · Comments Off on Wildcats v Grange Double Header · Categories: Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Two games at Auchenhowie on 14th October as the Western WIldcats and Grange men and women’s first teams met in league games.

For the men, both teams were unbeaten in the season.  It was to be a continual back and forward game. Wildcats opened the scoring but later they had to equalise twice on the way to a 3-3 draw which left the teams still sharing top spot in the division.
photos – Western Wildcats v Grange

Wildcats women were clear 3-0 winners over the promoted team, Grange EL. It wasn’t a one sided game though. The visitors put Western under a lot of pressure and contributed to a very entertaining game. With five wins out of five, Wildcats women are top of Division 1.
photos – Western Wildcats v Grange EL

02. October 2017 · Comments Off on Girls Interdistrict Hockey · Categories: Hockey - Women, Photo Set

In slightly better weather than the boys had the previous weekend, the girl’s Interdistricts were played at Glasgow Green on 30 September/1 October.

In the under 18’s Midland came top of the round robin competition, ahead of East and South.
The under 16s was played to a final. This saw East win in a shoot out against West after they’d drawn level with a late goal in regulation time.

photos – Under 16 Interdistrict
photos – Under 18 Interdistrict

25. September 2017 · Comments Off on Boys Interdistrict Hockey · Categories: Hockey - Men, Photo Set

This year’s tournament was played at Glasgow Green on the weekend of 23-24th September, and was completed despite the problem of heavy rain on the Sunday.

East District did the double, taking both the under 16 and under 18 crowns in the league system. West District were runners up in both events.
photos – Under 16 Interdistricts
photos – Under 18 Interdistricts

22. September 2017 · Comments Off on Western v Western cup · Categories: Hockey - Women, Photo Set

The first round of the 2017/18 Scottish Cup brought together what most think are two of Scotland’s top five women’s teams for a tie at Auchenhowie on 17th September.

The game was as close as expected. The final score was 1-1 and the penalty shoot-out that followed went to sudden death before the home side came out victorious.

So, the Wildcats proceed to the next round, Clydedale Western are immediately installed as favourites to win the consolation Plate cometition.

photos – Western Wildcats v Clydesdale Western

20. August 2017 · Comments Off on Grand Masters Hockey European Cup 2017 · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set


One of the big events of hockey’s international Grand Masters year, the European Cup, was played in Glasgow from 19th to 27th August. The tournament catered for four age groups, over 60s, 65s 70s and 75s and games were played at Glasgow Green, Titwood and Stepps.
The 23 games I managed to produce photos from are listed below.

o60s England LX Red v Team Germany Red – 19th August
o60s Southern Cross Blue v Alliance – 19th August
o75s England v Germany – 20th August
o75s Southern Cross Blue v Australia – 20th August
o60s England LX Red v Scottish Thistles – 21st August
o75s Southern Cross Blue v Alliance – 21st August
o60s Scotland Women v England – 21st August
o65s Wales v Ireland – 21st August
o70s Scotland v Germany – 22nd August
o70s Alliance v Southern Cross Blue – 22nd August
o70s England v Belgium Old Lions – 22nd August
o65s Netherlands v Scotland – 23rd August
o70s Netherlands v Germany – 23rd August
o60s England Women v Alliance GM – 23rd August
o60s Netherlands v LX Ladies – 23rd August
o60s Scotland Women v Alliance GM – 25th August
o60s LX White v Alliance – 25th August
o60s France v Italy – 25th August
o60s Wales v Spain – 25th August
o65s Netherlands Orange v LX Red – 26th August
o60s England v Germany – 26th August
o60s Netherlands v Ireland – 26th August
o70s Southern Cross Blue v LX Red – 26th August

20. August 2017 · Comments Off on Glasgow Tigers v Aberdeen Roughnecks · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

Glasgow and Aberdeen were the two teams which qualified for the Division 2 play-offs from the North-North Divisionand, as fate had it, the fixtures landed in the way which had them meet for the fourth time in the season. The game was played at Nethercraigs on 20 August.

As usual it was a hard fought game between these two. The visitors let by 6-5 at one point but the Tigers came through in the end to win by 17-6. They’ll now travel to Leeds Bobcats for their next game.
photos – Glasgow Tigers v Aberdeen Roughnecks

19. August 2017 · Comments Off on EK Pirates juniors v Nottingham Caesars · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

There were two unbeaten teams after the regular season of the BAFA’s under 19 North Division this year and they met at Hamilton Rugby Club on 19th August for the right to play against the southerm champions at Britbowl a week later.

The Pirates made a strong start and by the third quarter their offence, defense and special teams had all contributed touchdowns towards a 20-0 lead. The final quarter saw a strong comeback by the visitors though and it took a major effort by the EKP defence to hold on for a final scoreline of 20-12.

photos – EK Pirates juniors v Nottingham Caesars

07. August 2017 · Comments Off on Mean City Roller Derby v The North East Beast · Categories: Photo Set, Roller Derby

Event at the Arc on 4th August. Includes a cherry popper match too.
photos – Mean City Roller Derby v The North East Beast

01. August 2017 · Comments Off on East Kilbride Pirates v Lancashire Wolverines · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

After a run of four defeats against the top two teams in the Premier North Division the Pirates got back to winning ways in their last home fixture of the season on 30th July at Hamilton Rugby Club. It wasn’t easy though as, after EK had led almost all game the Wolverines fought back to take a four point advantage at the beginning of the fourth quarter. A final burst by the Pirates, taking advantage of Lancashire mistakes, saw them safely through however by a final score of 32-16.

Photos – East Kilbride Pirates v Lancashire Wolverines

24. July 2017 · Comments Off on Merseyside Nighthawks v East Kilbride Pirates · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

Both the junior and Senior Pirates teams made the trip to Skelmersdale on 23rd July to play matches against Merseyside Nighthawks.

The under 19s were first to play. They had two goals. One was simply to keep their winning streak going, the other was to concede as few points as possible so they would have home advantage for their coming play-off meeting with Nottingham Caesars. They succeeded in both, taking the game with a comfortable scoreline of 56-6.
photos – Merseyside Nighthawks v East Kilbride Pirates (juniors)

The senior Pirates faced a much bigger task. Merseyside hold second place in the division again and needed the win to confirm their play-off berth.
East Kilbride conceded two touchdowns early in the game, but at half time they were still in it at 26-13 down. They couldn’t keep up this momentum in the second half though as the Nighthawks kept the pressure on and went on to win by 59-13.
photos – Merseyside Nighthawks v East Kilbride Pirates (seniors)