The Glasgow Tigers welcomed the Yorkshire Academy Rams to Nethercraigs on Sunday for their first home game of 2019. After both teams lost their opening fixture, a win would be massively important for both sides.
That importance was clear from the start, as the Tigers and Rams fought through a cagey first half of the game. In a tough defensive battle, both teams found it difficult to gain any momentum.
Veteran Tigers lineman Craig Begg provided one of the few first half highlights as he rose to block a Rams field goal attempt. The Rams key moment in the opening two quarters came as a big offensive drive by the Tigers was halted inside the Rams 20 yard line by a huge fumble recovery by the Yorkshire defence.
The teams headed into the half scoreless, and both the Tigers and their opponents came out for the third quarter desperate to break the duck.