The Edinburgh Wolves travelled to Wishaw on Sunday to take on the division leading Clyde valley Blackhawks.
Historically the games between the two sides have always been close affairs and the outcome vital in deciding playoff contention, Sunday would prove no different.
The first half was a tightly contested affair with neither side able to gain a substantial advantage; the wolves were able to put some long drives together thanks to the excellent play of quarterback Jamie Morrison.
Many had predicted a comfortable win for Clyde Valley but thanks to the stifling defence from the Wolves the Blackhawks were held to only three points at the half, with the Blackhawks qb having a torrid time thanks to the sterling play of Ejike Wosu and Robert Wooton.
The second half burst in to life with a great run when the Clyde Valley running back scampered down the field for a 70 yard touchdown however the extra point was put wide right by the Blackhawks kicker.
The quick strike Wolves offence was able to respond when Jamie Morrison found Kieran Smith wide open in the end-zone for a simple score, Murray Rendall added the extra point.
A controversial decision by the referee saw an incompletion being over turned to a touchdown for the Blackhawk’s which had many fans on the wolves side-line baffled.
However Morrison was able to rally his offence with a magnificent touchdown pass to Stuart Harrison, showing once again why he is considered one of the brightest prospects in the league.
The rest of the game settled into a defensive battle with the Wolves fighting gallantly despite many starters going down injured, the Blackhawk’s held a two point lead thanks to another field goal. Then in the dying embers of the game the Blackhawks QB was able to fall into the end-zone and put the game to bed with a final score of 26-13 Blackhawk’s.
Fans will be eagerly anticipating the return fixture at Meadowbank, however the Wolves must now re-focus and hope to rebound against their next opponent The Aberdeen Roughnecks who they face on Sunday the 15th of June (Fathers day) at Meadowbank kick off is at 2:30pm.