This Sunday sees the return of the always entertaining clash between the Edinburgh Wolves and the West Coast Trojans Trojans. After spending a year in division 2, the Trojans are looking to take a scalp off the current division leaders, which is exactly what they did the last time the pair met in Edinburgh.
Taking us back to May 11th 2014, we can recall the day our season was dealt and early blow at the hands of the Trojans, with the West Coast winning 36-49 in what was a thrilling display of football. After winning our opening game in 2014 0-6 against the Glasgow Tigers with a Stu Harrison touchdown, it was Edinburgh that were to pick themselves up after the next game. West Coast ran to a 0-22 lead with the offence rallying back to lose by 8 points.
Quarterback Jamie Morrison was on fine form that day, throwing 4 passing touchdowns to Lloyd Dignan (3) and Andrew Maciver (1). Stuart Galloway and Anthony Pinkerton were also running well in the back field, running in a touchdown each. Since then a lot has changed in Edinburgh, with a defence that will be a lot more difficult to breach that it was in May 2014, led by Ross Young and Jon Young along with reaching 2 Britbowl final appearances. The current favourites to win it all this year are fully focused on sending a message to the rest of the division that Edinburgh are the team to beat. Captain Ross Young had this to say,
We’ve had a perfect start to the season and are well prepared for our next challenge. West Coast have not had the best start yet but they have always given us a tough game, with this one, we expect to be no different. There has been talk about us being favourites however we aren’t listening to any of it, we just train hard, prepare well and let our performances speak for us. The defence against Gateshead was on form last time out and this time we again have a full squad with everyone raring to go. The Trojans can expects us to go at full throttle for all 4 quarters.
Enjoy the highlights of 2014 but Edinburgh expect these to be a distant memory come 5pm Sunday.