2015 East Kilbride Pirates - 30th Anniversary

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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Wolves edge Pirates out for historic win

May 7th, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 27 – Edinburgh Wolves 28 Back on 11 August 1996, East Kilbride Pirates lost to the now defunct Fife 49’ers. What nobody knew at that time was that it would be almost 22 years before another Scottish team bested the East Kilbride side. That remarkable run finally came to an end on […]

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Tough start to season as Giants shutout Pirates

April 23rd, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 00 – Sheffield Giants 22 Sunday saw the Pirates at a new venue and unveiling their new home kit as they started a new League campaign. Unfortunately it was an old failing, that of a slow start to the season, that came back to haunt them. East Kilbride have now won only […]

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