Bangor Buccaneers vs Craigavon Cowboys

Craigavon Cowboys easily defeated the Bangor Buccaneers in this preseason warm-up game at Banbridge Showgrounds in early April 1987. Nigel Trimble ran in a 21 yard run and John Mullaly added a second touchdown when he caught a Geoff Donaghy pass from 25 yards to give the Cowboys a 13-0 halftime lead.

The second half continued as the first with Brendan McAleese catching a 14 yard touchdown and Stanley Kingsmill finishing the scoring with a nine yard run. McAleese added two extra points.

Scoring summary

1st Half

CRA – Nigel Trimble 21yd Run [0-6]

CRA – John Mullaly 25yd Pass from Geoff Donaghy [0-13]

2nd Half

CRA – Brendan McAleese 14yd Pass from ?? [0-19]

CRA – Stanley Kingsmill 9yd Run [0-26]

WEBSITES

[1] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1987] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

[2] Britball Now (2016) East Side Jets [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/EastSideJets.htm [Accessed 18 July 2018]

NEWSPAPERS

[3] Anon. (1986) “The Jets learn to be mean”Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, December 10, 1986. pg. 9 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[4] Anon. (1987) “Successful start by Belfast Jets”Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, March 17, 1987. pg. 21 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[5] Anon. (1986) “American Football”Belfast Telegraph. Monday, April 27, 1987. pg. 29 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[6] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys run riot”Belfast Telegraph. Monday, May 18, 1987. pg. 23 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

IMAGES

[7] Anon. (1986) “Don Bird…in full flight”Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, December 10, 1986. pg. 9 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Brian Bird & Paul Hynds

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