Causeway Chronicle

The Travelling Causeway Giants face a new team in the Wexford Eagles

With games coming thick and fast it is not ideal to play a second game in two weeks and have an 8-hour 300-mile road trip, regardless this was the task undertaken by the Giants to defend a 2-1 record and keep in the hunt for the playoffs.

With some players nursing injuries also and facing a strong well-established team the Giants struggled for much of the game to hold a solid Wexford run unit, however they held out in the first drive of the game.

The Eagles defense held strong on the Giants first drive forcing the Giants to punt from back near their 10-yard line. Piecing together another strong mixed drive the Eagles scored first with a well worked Touchdown running drive which was converted for a 7.0 lead.

After another punted drive by the Giants the game was then delayed by a torrential thunderstorm for some 30 mins, on commencement of game the Eagles finished the drive with another converted TD to make the score 14.0. The Eagles added another 21 unanswered points before late in the game Peter McCaughan was able to punch over the line after a good drive from the visiting Giants.

Next up the Giants are on the road south again to Dublin to take on Trinity College.

MVPS for the game are as follows- 

Overall – Peter Hankin Phillips

Offense- Peter McCaughan

Defense- Jordan Webster

Special Teams- Matthew Clyde

Oline Hammer Award goes to Kristin Whyte

Big thanks to our sponsors who assist us even while we are on the road – The Lodge Hotel, AQ Autos Ballymoney, Payescape, Advanced Overwatch, URL Results, Basil Knipe Electrical, Kiwis Brew Bar, Whitewater Brewery, Cromore Halt Bistro, Top of the Town Antrim, Anderson Gillan Barr Solicitors, Right Move Removals, Store It NI, JSC building supplies Armoy, LED Stairs and Aspire Media N.I. CIC your assistance is very much!

Special thanks must go to our Coach Drivers Stevie “Sir Patrick” Hamilton and David “Loves a cocktail” Hanthorne for their driving services, ensuring our team made the 300-mile journey!

Also, Excellent work on his first away outing for our new club photographer Luke “what did I get into here” McCormick.

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Maurice Bradley