Match Report | BAFA NL ’19 – Pirates vs Tigers


June 16th, 2019

Report by Bill Campbell
Photos courtesy Duncolm Photography

East Kilbride Pirates 39 – 07 Glasgow Tigers

East Kilbride notched up their sixth straight win of the season with a victory over local rivals Glasgow Tigers. The Pirates sit top of their Division with a perfect 6-0 record and find themselves in the driving seat for race to the playoffs.

A first play fumble recovery by Glenn Davis set up a short field for EK, but the Tigers defense held strong, stopping WR Fraser McDonald just short of the endzone on 4th-and-goal. Unfortunately, this left them pinned against their own goal-line, and Davis corralled the RB in the endzone for a go-ahead safety. The Pirates also got the ball back after the restart, and a six-play drive was capped by a 20-yard pass from Neil Baptie to McDonald. Greg Atkinson duly kicked the conversion making the score 9-0.

Glasgow had punted to end the first period, and one of many Pirates’ penalties on the day, saw them start deep in EK territory. However, a breakout run of 63 yards by Baptie, immediately followed by a 16-yard pass to Antonio Capasso brought about a quick TD. Atkinson again converted to increase the lead to 16-0. Midway through the quarter, the same trio added another 7 points in the form of a Baptie – Capasso pass (40 yards) and an Alexander PAT.

Then, before the interval, Baptie added his fourth TD with an outrageous 60-yard completion to Liam McClory, and despite a false start on the extra point, Atkinson completed the PAT to secure a half time lead of 30-0.

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Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1