2015 East Kilbride Pirates - 30th Anniversary

Season ends for Pirates with loss away to Sheffield Giants

August 9th, 2017

Sheffield Giants 46 – East Kilbride Pirates 14 The curtain came down on the Pirates’ 2017 Season, and unfortunately there was no grand finale to close out the campaign. EK kicked off and soon made the home side punt, however a holding call on the return saw the Pirates start deep in their own territory. […]

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Pirates back to winning ways with victory over Wolverines

August 1st, 2017

East Kilbride Pirates 32 – Lancashire Wolverines 16 The Pirates got back to winning ways thanks to a strong final quarter, after a closely matched game in the earlier stages. It started promisingly for East Kilbride, who took their initial drive all the way to the Lancs 14-yard line from where QB Neil Baptie connected […]

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Pirates lose on the road to Merseyside Nighthawks

July 28th, 2017

Merseyside Nighthawks 59 – East Kilbride Pirates 13 A fourth straight defeat finally extinguished any slim hopes of post-season football this year and the Pirates must use the remaining fixtures to start building for next season. This game didn’t start well for EK. Their first drive came to a halt when the ball was stripped […]

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Juniors clinch play-off spot with win over Nighthawks

July 27th, 2017

Merseyside Nighthawks 6 – East Kilbride Pirates 56 Last Sunday saw a convoy leave East Kilbride as both the junior and Senior teams travelled to face the Merseyside Nighthawks. The Juniors drew the short straw and had to make the earlier start as they were due to play first. Going into the game, they knew […]

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East Kilbride Pirates youth tournament report

July 25th, 2017

East Kilbride Pirates hosted the last tournament of the regular season on Saturday, and despite having already clinched top spot in the Scottish Conference, they were keen to maintain their unbeaten record. First up were the Edinburgh Wolves. After stopping the Wolves on their opening drive, the Pirates soon moved into the lead on a […]

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Pirates suffer heavy defeat at home to Tamworth

July 12th, 2017

East Kilbride Pirates 7 – Tamworth Phoenix 59 The Pirates poor run of form continued with a heavy defeat at home to conference leaders Tamworth. The visitors had eight possessions in the first half and scored on every one of them. Tamworth received the opening kick off and immediately set about moving the ball up […]

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Juniors continue unbeaten run against Leeds Academy

July 11th, 2017

East Kilbride Pirates 36 – Leeds Academy Assassins 0 The Junior Pirates continued their unbeaten run when they entertained Leeds Academy on Sunday, and although the Assassins travelled with a small squad, they still managed to give East Kilbride a good work out. The opening period was evenly matched until the Pirates’ defense held Leeds […]

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Hamilton Buccaneers youth tournament report

July 3rd, 2017

July 1 marked the fifth anniversary of the formation of Hamilton Buccaneers and to celebrate they hosted the most recent Scottish Youth Tournament. First up for the home side was a game against a strong Highland Wildcats team. On the back of a multi-TD performance by running back Aaron Paterson, the Wildcats ran out comprehensive […]

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Win for Nighthawks sees Pirates drop out of play-off position

June 28th, 2017

East Kilbride Pirates 14 – Merseyside Nighthawks 45 A second successive dismal performance from the Pirates sees them drop out of a play-off position and leaves them with a mountain to climb if they are to have any chance of post-season action. Once again the Pirates were slow out of the blocks and failed to […]

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Junior Pirates take comfortable win over Highland

June 28th, 2017

East Kilbride Pirates 30 – Highland Wildcats 12 The first home game of the season saw the Junior Pirates extend their lead at the top of the Division with a comfortable win against nearest rivals Highland. It was the Pirates who drew first blood early in the opening quarter. Quarterback Lewis Smith drove his side […]

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