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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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Phoenix burn Pirates with 48-0 shutout win

June 20th, 2017

Tamworth Phoenix 48 – East Kilbride Pirates 00 The momentum that the Pirates had been gradually building in the early part of this campaign came to a shuddering halt as they hit the wall known as Tamworth Phoenix on Sunday. This was the first time East Kilbride had failed to score in a league game, […]

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Baillie Gifford sponsorship scheme boosts women’s team funds

June 14th, 2017

We’re delighted to share the news that investment management firm Baillie Gifford have donated £1,000 to our East Kilbride Pirates Women’s team through their small awards sponsorship scheme for staff members. EKPW team member Karyn McIntosh, a client administrator with the firm, flagged the opportunity last month, allowing the club to submit an application for […]

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Pirates junior shut out Chorley Buccaneers

June 13th, 2017

Chorley Buccaneers 00 – East Kilbride Pirates 20 The Junior Pirates continued their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable win in what was being called the “Swashbuckle Bowl”. It was the visitors who got off to the perfect start. Jack Cochrane fielded the opening kick off and returned it fully 75 yards for […]

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Pirates win on the road against Wolverines

June 6th, 2017

Lancashire Wolverines 19 – East Kilbride Pirates 37 It was back to League business for the Pirates on Sunday when they travelled to Blackburn to take on the Wolverines. Early exchanges were tentative and the first period passed without any scoring. Lancashire began the second quarter with the ball, but despite moving into EK territory, […]

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