Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

HNC Week 5 Renegades Game Day Review

HNC WEST 22/7/17 Hosted by Clyde Comets


Carnegie Renegades came into this game weekend knowing that two wins from three games would give them the final playoff spot for the HNC. Paisley Spartans were first up for the Renegades, paisley have shown massive improvements in their rookie season, but the renegades proved too strong for them on the day scoring 41 points before half time. The Carnegie outfit were trying to run some more simple stuff for easy looks, and this worked well with the like of Anderson connecting for a couple scores Mclean with three and Guthrie with three. Renegades took the foot off the pedal in the second half only scoring 13 points this was due to them only having 6 guys due to various reasons.

Final Score : Renegades 54 – 6 Spartans

S. Anderson : 2 TD, 1 XP1, 2 INT, 1 Sack, 1 Passing TD
R Mclean : 3 TD, 1 XP2
Guthrie : 3 TD, 2 XP1
Harwood : 1 XP1, 1 Int
Dawkins : 7 passing TD, 4 passing XP1, 1 passing XP2

THE Hornets came into this game in full stride for playoff football and this showed with former Steeler Holborn-White burning past for the initial score, but the Renegades did not drop their head , they pulled together as a team, working extremely hard defensively and doing so earned themselves a couple scores to make the half time score 26-14 to the Hornets, Unfortunately the renegades couldn’t continue to score but were throwing a few interceptions and just couldn’t complete passes to progress the ball forward.

Final score : Renegades 14 – 64 Hornets

S.Harwood : 1 TD
R.Mclean : 1 TD, 1 INT
S.Anderson : 2 XP1, 3 INT

The final game of the day for the Renegades was the showdown in Greenock, for the final play off position of the HNC, both teams were fired up for the occasion, the comets with a full squad and the renegades running with five due to a knee injury suffered by L Christie earlier in the day. The game started with a Renegades possession, making steady yards up the field, but failing to convert and giving turnover on downs, this was better than interceptions, the five man renegade defence held strong for the first quarter of the game, with big denials happening batter footballs and quick tackles keeping the game at a stalemate, that was until the breakthrough happened by the Comets with former BULL, Brian ‘BUD’ McFerren ripping shreds through the renegades defence to run in the first score of the day the conversion gamble the comets a 7-0 lead, just before the half the renegades pulled on back, with the option pass to Anderson and a quick hit back to Dawkins who ran the length of the field slipping tackles only to be caught at the 5 yards line by BUD THE COMET himself, the renegades then punched the ball home with the Dawkins Anderson connection teaming up again to bring them within 1, the missed XP meant at half time the comets led 7-6. Second half the renegades started on defence and came out with intensity forcing missed catches and turnovers, much like the comets did to the renegades, not long after the half the comets took the lead again with a catch in the end zone from #99, 13-6 they missed the XP keeping the game by a score, renegades worked tirelessly on both sides of the ball until Guthrie received the contested pass in the end zone for the score, there was a contact foul called on the catch so the renegades went for 2 from half the distance, knowing that only a win would see them progress, play was called, pass was made, just outside of the finger tips of Mclean, 13-12, this allowed the comets to in effect kneel out the game, and grab the victory. By all accounts this was a very exciting game to watch,and to be a part of, the Renegades would like to extend their thanks to the comets for such a good game and wish them all the best for the playoffs.

Final Score : Renegades 12 – 13 Comets

S.Anderson : 1 TD
Guthrie : 1 TD
Dawkins : 2 Passing TD, 1 INT