Edinburgh Wolves into BrtiBowl final

Edinburgh Wolves. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Edinburgh Wolves. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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The Edinburgh Wolves have progressed to the BAFA National Division 1 North BritBowl Final following a dominant 42-0 victory over fellows Scots, The Clyde Valley Blackhawks at Meadowbank.

Kenny MacKay opened the scoring for the Wolves as he ran in a 37-yard reception, beating a couple of Blackhawk defenders on the way to the end zone. David Orr added a second touchdown before half-time as the Wolves once again showed their capabilities on offence.

The game was delayed for an hour, shortly after the half-time break, as influential Blackhawks Linebacker Tom Chapman suffered a serious knee injurey and had to be taken to hospital.

The strong home support who stayed for the rest of the game were treated to an offensive masterclass however, as the Wolves romped in the second half.

Longest serving Wolves player, Stu Galloway, ran a superb 40-yard touchdown in before rookie George Fell caught a 13-yard pass to further extend the lead.

Quarterback Jamie Morrison got in on the action and he sneaked into the end zone on a well-designed play before Lloyd Dignan scored his 20th touchdown of the season with a sweeping 38-yard run.

Head Coach Don Edmonston said. “We knew what we had to do. I’m delighted the boys never took their foot off the pedal and it shows the huge progress we’ve made on defence too given we got another shutout.”

While the offence once again dominated, the defence was also in superb form, restricting the Blackhawks to just four first downs all afternoon and recording their fifth shutout for the season.

The Wolves travel to Leeds on September 12 to take on the Merseyside Nighthawks, who they lost out to in overtime in last season’s BritBowl.