Wolves v Blackhawks The Semi Final Preview

On Saturday the 29th of August the Edinburgh Wolves will face off against the Clyde Valley Blackhawks in the BAFA Northern League 1 Semi Final.

This is the third time that the two sides will face each other this season, with the Wolves winning the previous two encounters.

The Wolves ended the season with a 9-1 record while Clyde Valley finished with 5 wins 3 losses and 2 draws in the regular season.

 

Over the season Clyde Valleys offence averaged 21 points a game while it’s defence allowed 15 points a game. The Wolves averaged 39 points scored and allowed only 8 points per game finishing the season as the number one ranked defence in the division. With the Wolves managing to go four games without conceding any points.

 

In the last encounter at Meadowbank the Wolves romped to a 40-0 victory  over the Blackhawks with the majority of the second half played under a running clock.

Clyde Valley will be coming in to the match with spirts high having managed to draw 42-42 with Merseyside in their penultimate game of the regular season.

The game could go either way, the Wolves should be the fresher of the two sides with a five week layoff between the semi-final and there last fixture. The reward for winning is a berth in the National Final on September 12th. The final will again be played at the John Charles stadium in Leeds with a 4pm kick off.

The 29th will also be the first time that the Wolves have hosted a playoff game at Meadowbank Stadium in 6 years. Last year the Wolves travelled the length and breadth of Britain going to Watford and Southampton. Now the Wolves are relishing the opportunity to play in front of a home crowd.

 

After the match on the 29th the club will be hosting a fundraiser at the Granary Bar in Leith to raise funds for next year. With live music and a chance to mingle with the players all our supporters over the age of 18 are welcome with tickets costing £5 and available on the door.

 

Tickets for the game against Clyde Valley cost £5 and are available on the day at Meadowbank Kick off will be at 2:30pm.

We are hoping to create a great atmosphere for the big game and encourage all our Wolves fans to wear red and support your team as loudly as possible throughout.

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