Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Edinburgh Napier Knights vs Glasgow Tigers: Match Report

The Knights put in a valiant effort at the playoff bound Glasgow Tigers but came away with another loss.

Napier took the opening drive and seemed to score an opening Touchdown through Running Back Danny Flannery but with no official signal being given the Knights came away empty handed when a 4th down conversion was kept out on the 1 yard line.

A scoreless 1st quarter gave way to a brace of scores in the 2nd when Glasgow began to flex its powerful running game, including one for Quarterback Euan Beasley, finishing the half 14-0 to Glasgow.

The tigers continued where they had left off at the start of the 2nd half with a long breakout run for Newland Pratt.

The Knights offense did show more life than it has done all season and some impressive drives were capped off with a long scoring strike to the returning team Captain Dominik Wiest in the 3rd Quarter.

The game was effectively ended on the next series when Glasgow regained its 3 score advantage through the impressive running of Lewis King who was to add another short score in the 4th quarter to complete the 36-6 score line.

Napiers defense, so often their bright point in their disappointing season, seemed to tire as injuries began to take their toll but had some highlight play from rookies Saikou Jammeh and Ruariadh MacPherson. Glasgow lost quarterback Beasley late in the game and must hope he returns in time to face top of the table Stirling Clansmen next week.

The Knights have also officially forfeited their re-arranged away fixture at Stirling scheduled for 3pm on Wednesday the 20th February.

In a team statement a Knights official announced that ‘the proposed afternoon kickoff, the unavailability of some players and most of the coaches, the net result of which would mean playing 4 games in 10 days has meant a decision has been made in the best interest of the teams long term development.’

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