An eight-hour round trip proved no stumbling block for the Glasgow Tigers as they followed up a 13-0 win over the Yorkshire Academy Rams with a fantastic team effort to shut out Gateshead – and score six touchdowns in an afternoon.

Despite a week without a game, the Tigers came out the starting blocks fast and furious as the defence shut down the Gateshead Offence on the opening drive. The offence matched the impressive start from the D, flying out the traps to score the games first points off the back of impressive power running from Mo Adams. 

The Tigers defence notch up a sack on an afternoon where they dominated (Picture by Billy Davies)

After Jason Maclean converted the extra point attempt, the Senators offence made an attempt to level it but were once again held out by the Tigers, who forced a turnover on downs. After a few drives where the sides traded possession, QB Jig McCoy launched an air attack to find veteran TE Kenny Muir in the endzone, with Jason Maclean kicking to make it 14-0 early on.

Not to be outdone by the high-powered offence, the Tigers D followed up with a huge fourth down stop after Gateshead had made it all the way to the two-yard line. The stop ensured momentum remained in the Tigers favour and Jig ended the following drive by rushing for a touchdown to make it 21-0 Tigers.

Despite Gateshead efforts to spark their offence and get a foothold in the game, Tigers safety Ross Thomson stopped their drive with a key interception to send the Tigers into the half with an impressive 21-0 lead. 

Tigers RB Mo Adams breaks tackles on his way to his third consecutive 100-yard game (Picture by Billy Davies)

Coming out of the half time break, the Tigers made short work of a tiring Gateshead side as Mo Adams rushed for his second TD of the game, taking his rushing total for the season above 330 yards after three games. A big pass from Jig to WR Adam Bennett set up the QB for his second rushing touchdown and a 35-0 Tigers lead.

The Tigers defence came up big once again in the 4th quarter as DB Humberto Quintero picked off the Senators, returning it for 23 yards. The final score of the game came as Tigers runner Robbie McGuffie burst through the Gateshead line to take the ball 37 yards for the TD. Jason Maclean stepped up to send an impressive sixth conversion through the sticks to finish the game 42-0 Tigers. 

This Sunday sees the Tigers return home to Nethercraigs as they host local rivals, the East Kilbride Pirates, in the first Glasgow Derby for a number of seasons. The game kicks off at 12pm, and admission is free. Check out the Facebook event for more information.

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