Glasgow Tigers 26 Northumberland Lightning 0
April 24th 2016
The Tigers started quickly and recovered a fumbled punt return by Northumberland which set up some nice field position. A run from Kris Krol followed by a pass reception from Pete McNaughton allowed Yoann Hubert to run in his first Tigers touchdown. The Lightning stopped the conversion but the Tigers soon doubled their lead when Liam Baird recovered another Lightning fumble. This time it was running back Pete McNaughton who bulldozed his way in for a touchdown. Tigers QB Paddy O’Donnell then ran right across to the sideline and dived for the pylon to secure the two point conversion. As the second quarter progressed the Glasgow team added another score when Robb Rényi intercepted a Lightning pass and ran the ball into the endzone. The Lightning defence stopped the conversion but the Tigers had a 20 - 0 lead. On Northumberland’s next drive, Linebacker Stevie Munro intercepted another wayward pass to give the Tigers the ball but time expired on this drive for the half. In the third quarter Northumberland came out with a good drive and tried a field goal. Tigers Lineman Mark Chalmers forced his way into the line and blocked the kick. Midway through the fourth quarter the Tigers added another touchdown - this time Kris Krol ran it in after a long pass reception by Robert Morrison who was stopped just shy of the goal line. As the Lightning tried to get something going on the back of a big Jordan Nellis run, another pass was tipped by Thompson Sunerton and then intercepted by Ben Filmer who ran it back 15 yards. With further fumble recoveries from Dean Jardine and Stevie Munro, the Northumberland offence were having a tough day. Tigers Special Teams MVP: Dean Jardine, Punter Tigers Defensive MVP: Stevie Munro, Linebacker Tigers Offensive MVP: Gordon Hughes, Offensive Line The Tigers next fixture is on the 8th May when they host the Newcastle Vikings. Photos courtesy of Northumberland Lightning.
Tigers RB Andy Reid charges upfield following some solid Offensive Line play.
Sunday's victory puts the Tigers to 2-0 for the season. They are currently sitting at the top of the NFC2 North.
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