American football: Wolves bid for ultimate glory

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Defensive linesman Duncan Tanner hopes the Edinburgh Wolves can break new ground as they travel to Leeds this weekend to face the Merseyside Nighthawks in the NFC National Division 1 North Final.

In his nine years with the side, he’s come close to helping the Wolves win the title. However, in spite of this being his last game with the club, all his focus is on winning silverware.

“This might be my last game, but it’s never been about me,” said Tanner. “My drive has always been delivering for the other players, coaches and fans of the Wolves.

“We’ve improved every year under coach Don Edmonston and now need to keep up the momentum we’ve build during our best ever regular season and take this team somewhere it’s never been before – a National title.”

The sides met in last year’s Division 2 final and having lost out in overtime last year, Edmonston hopes his side can finish their record season on a high.

“This year has been special, there is no doubt about,” he said. “We’ve seen a number of individual and team records smashed and we’ve grown massively on and off the field. But we’re not finished yet. We want to go out on a high and do what we didn’t quite manage last season. We want to win it all.”