2015 East Kilbride Pirates - 30th Anniversary

Juniors clinch Scottish title with win over Wildcats

July 17th, 2018

Highland Wildcats 18 – East Kilbride Pirates 28 The Junior Pirates clinched their third consecutive Scottish title with a come from behind win in Inverness on Sunday. The Wildcats sprung straight out of the traps, scoring on a 47-yard run by Alex Roberts on the first play of the game. East Kilbride’s first drive stalled […]

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No reprieve As Pirates plummet towards relegation

July 11th, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 12 – Merseyside Nighthawks 25 The Pirates’ seven year stay in the Premier Division looks set to come to an end. They would need to win both remaining games at Merseyside and Tamworth while other results also went in their favour to avoid the drop to Division 1 next year. East Kilbride […]

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Titans U19 sink Pirates

July 11th, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 12 – Manchester Titans 37 The Pirates U-19 side went into this game knowing that a win would guarantee them home field advantage in the semi-finals in August. However, with both regular quarterbacks unavailable, former youth QB Lewis Smith had to move from his position on the defensive line to take control […]

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Hamilton Buccaneers – youth tournament report

July 11th, 2018

Hamilton Buccaneers played host to the final Youth Tournament of the Season on Saturday. The late withdrawal of Gateshead Senators left the Scottish triumvirate to complete a shortened round-robin event. HAMILTON BUCCANEERS 00 – EAST KILBRIDE PIRATES 61 First up was the home side against near neighbour East Kilbride Pirates. Unfortunately for the Buccaneers, the […]

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Pirates scuttled by unphamiliar Phoenix

July 2nd, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 00 – Tamworth Phoenix 46 Tamworth arrived in Scotland ill-prepared for their game against EK. Indeed, they arrived with an incomplete set of gameshirts and had to borrow East Kilbride’s “away” kit to wear during the match. Despite the strange look however, Tamworth put in the type of performance expected from a […]

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Pirates sunk by Titans’ offensive canons

June 25th, 2018

Manchester Titans 64 – East Kilbride Pirates 27 The Pirates’ barren season continued with another reverse and their sixth consecutive loss. However, there were signs of the first green shoots of recovery in the baking hot Manchester sun, as the offense started to click on a more consistent basis. The game kicked off in front […]

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Junior Pirates continue unbeaten run

June 18th, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 58 – Merseyside Nighthawks 8 The junior Pirates continued their unbeaten start to the season with a comprehensive win over the Nighthawks. East Kilbride received the opening kick-off and took just three plays to open their account. Sam Montgomerie connected with Fraser McDonald and the tall receiver raced home for a 63-yard […]

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Too little too late as Wolves pip Pirates again

June 11th, 2018

Saturday had seen The Rolling Stones playing in Edinburgh, but it was EKP who couldn’t get no satisfaction in the capital less than 24 hours later. Early overtures saw both sides easing them selves into the game before the home side broke the deadlock midway through an extremely long first quarter. Four plays saw Edinburgh […]

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Titans Triumph as Pirates Fall To 0-4

June 4th, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 00 – Manchester Titans 41 The Pirates first game under new Head Coach Jamie McLaughlin saw them continue a disappointing start to the 2018 Season. Despite the pre-game optimism and a closely fought first half, it was to turn out to be a fourth straight loss for the East Kilbride side. The […]

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Pirates junior team tame Lions

May 16th, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 38 – Birmingham Lions 12 Having finished as National runners-up in both 2016 and 2017, this year’s Junior Pirates set out on their bid to go one step further in 2018. Their opening fixture was against the much-fancied Birmingham Lions, a team likely to be among those contesting the Northern Conference title. […]

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