Craigavon Cowboys vs Belfast Trojans

With the Trojans arriving at People’s Park with a depleted squad of less than 40 plus the Cowboys late comeback against the Trojans three weeks previously, Craigavon thought they had a possibilty of a first win of the 2021 American Football Ireland Friendly season. The game was close until the end of the third quarter with Craigavon leading 14-12 but another dominant fourth quarter display versus the Trojans saw the Cowboys win by 23 points.

Peter Loughran passed for five touchdowns – three to Wide receiver Anton Nulty and two to Luis Alberto and Loughran also ran in the ball himself for a sixth touchdown as the Cowboys defeated the Trojans for the first time in 10 years. Eoin Hughes added five of six Point After touchdown kicks to make the final score 41-18 to the Cowboys, who finished the season 1-3.

Scorers

Order Unknown

CRA – Anton Nulty TD Pass from Peter Loughran

CRA – Anton Nulty TD Pass from Peter Loughran

CRA – Anton Nulty TD Pass from Peter Loughran

CRA – Luis Alberto TD Pass from Peter Loughran

CRA – Luis Alberto TD Pass from Peter Loughran

CRA – Peter Loughran TD Run

CRA – Eoin Hughes 5/6 PAT Kicks

TRO – Michael Ferris TD Pass from James McKelvey

TRO – Tom Morris TD Pass from James McKelvey

TRO – Tom Morris Kick Return for TD

REFERENCES

[1] Craigavon Cowboys (2021) News: President’s Season Report [Internet] Available from: https://www.craigavoncowboys.co.uk/news/presidents-season-report [Accessed 22 September 2021]

[2] Belfast Trojans Facebook (2021) Post to Page: August 16, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/TheBelfastTrojans/posts/4377633782283559  [Accessed 23 September 2021]

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Craigavon Cowboys vs Belfast Knights

Craigavon Cowboys came out swinging scoring two early touchdowns, passes from Christian Cowan to Liam Devlin and Luis Alberto, with Eoghan Hughes adding one point after touchdown kick to leave the score 13-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Belfast Knights however came storming back to win the game 30-13.

Scorers

1st Quarter

CRA – Liam Devlin TD Pass from Christian Cowan

CRA – Luis Alberto TD Pass from Christian Cowan

CRA – Eoghan Harris PAT Kick x1 13-0

Most Valuable Players (MVPs)

Offense – KNI #13 WR Paul Crothers

Defense – KNI #10 LB Aaron Klewchuk

Special Teams – KNI #39 PR Matt Williamson

References

[1] Craigavon Cowboys (2021) News: President’s Season Report [Internet] Available from: https://www.craigavoncowboys.co.uk/news/presidents-season-report [Accessed 22 September 2021]

[2] Belfast Knights Facebook (2021) Post to Page, June 27, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2223981314402961&id=229667953834317 [Accessed 22 September 2021]

[3] Belfast Knights Facebook (2021) Post to Page: June 29, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BelfastKnightsNI/posts/194891429306673  [Accessed 23 September 2021]

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