Pirates Sink Wolves

Pirates Sink Wolves

Edinburgh Wolves 15 – East Kilbride Pirates 20

On Sunday the Edinburgh Wolves took on the East Kilbride Pirates in a battle to see who would be crowned the premier Scottish side. With the first game resulting in a draw it was always going to be a close game.

The first quarter saw neither side being able to establish a firm advantage. The Wolves offence generally started with better field position thanks to the great play from the Wolves defensive line and linebackers. However neither offence could even get into field goal range and the quarter ended 0-0. In the second quarter the Wolves came closest to opening the deadlock however a fumbled snap prevented the wolves from converting the field goal and the game remained scoreless. When the Wolves defence took to the field they had the pirates in there own 20 yard line. After a penalty against the Pirates and some stout run defence from Steve MacDonald and Ross Young, the pirates had to punt. The Pirates went to punt the ball on 4th down however through great Pressure up front Robert Wooton was able to slice through and block the punt, giving the Wolves a commanding 2-0 lead. The game went to the half 2-0 with the fans enjoying the defensive football on offer but perhaps eager to see some more scores in the second half.

In the second half the pirates started with the ball in a surprising decision they elected to go for it on 4th down however the QB was Sacked and the Wolves offence was given great field position to work with. The Wolves offence stroke immediately as QB Jamie Morrison passed to Calum Davidson (making his debut) with on a quick pass and he ran 53 yards for the opening TD, with several Pirates defenders left in his wake. Lloyd Dignan kicked the PAT, extending the lead to 9-0.  The Pirates however rebounded a long drive was eventually turned into a score when the Pirates QB found his receiver from 10 yards out, The extra point was made and the Wolves lead was cut to 2 points.

The Wolves offence again responded taking only two plays to score. Calum Davidson again scoring this time with a run from 42 yards out, starting out going to his right before working his way back over to the left sideline before crossing the endzone. The extra point was missed, the Wolves now up 15-7. The Pirates came straight back at the Wolves another sustained drive to close out the quarter with the Pirates QB connecting on a deep pass to cut the Wolves lead to only 3 points. The Pirates went for a 2 point attempt to try and take the lead however the attempt was unsuccessful. The Wolves closed out the 3rd quarter leading 15-12.

Bud Light MVP – Calum Davidson

With the game even the Pirates were able to grab momentum when they blocked a Wolves punt with the ball going out at the Wolves own 25 yard line. The Pirates manged to again score through the air . The Extra point was made and the Pirates now lead for the first time 20-15. The Wolves offence was unable to cope with the Pirates pressure and the subsequent drives stalled. The game ended when on a Hail Mary attempt Jamie Morrison was picked off by the Pirates defensive back.

The Bud Light MVP – Calum Davidson

Photos courtesy of David Robertson

The Wolves next take on the Tamworth Phoenix on Saturday the 13th of May at Meggetland Kick-off is at 2:30pm Tickets are £6 on the door. Under 16’s go free.

Tickets can be purchased online for £4 here

And season tickets for all Meggetland games can be purchased for £15 here

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