On an overcast Sunday the Edinburgh Wolves made the short trip through to Wishaw to take on the Clyde Valley Blackhawks. The matches have always been tightly contested affairs and this game would prove to be no different.
The Wolves started strongly with the Clyde Valley defence struggling to keep up with the fast pace of the Wolves attack. Quarterback Jamie Morrison marshalled the offence down the field hitting passes to Lloyd Dignan and Kenny McKay. Steve Wilson then broke free for a 60 yard run with a side step that left the Clyde valley defender stumbling. The wolves led 6-0 after the extra point was missed.
Going into the game many pundits had the Clyde Valley offence dominating the Wolves defence, however on the day the Blackhawks had no answer for what the Wolves defence through at them.
The Blackhawks were able to level the game at 6-6 when poor discipline and penalties handed an otherwise ineffective Clyde Valley offence good field position.
The Wolves re-took the lead when Ross Young was gifted an interception, when the Blackhawks Quarter back threw it directly at him, allowing Ross to walk in for the score.
A questionable pass interference call from the officials and an unsportsmanlike penalty against Steve MacDonald gave the Blackhawks the ball on the Wolves 2 yard line, giving Clyde Valley an easy score.
However the wolves rebounded quickly with Jamie Morrison finding Stephen McFarlane with a beautiful pass down the side-line.
The Wolves went into the half up 18-12.
In the 3rd quarter the Wolves put Clyde valley to the sword with speedster Lloyd Dignan leaving defenders tackling air after another excellent throw from Jamie Morrison. Morrison then found Dave Orr in the end zone for the 2 point conversion and to cap off an excellent day by the Wolves QB showing why he can be considered one of the best young quarter backs in the UK.
The Wolves defence prevented Clyde Valley from getting back into the game. The defensive line constantly penetrating into the backfield and causing problems for the flustered Blackhawks QB. Rookie defensive tackle Murray Davidson in particular was a thorn in the side of the Blackhawks o-line.
To view images from the game visit the match page Here
The Wolves next take on the Gateshead Senators on the 7th of June.