Cowboys seal welcome win

Mark Beattie working hard for Craigavon Cowboys. Pic by Ariane Photography.
Mark Beattie working hard for Craigavon Cowboys. Pic by Ariane Photography.

Craigavon Cowboys recorded a first win of the Northern Ireland American Football League campaign on Sunday by defeating West Dublin Rhinos.

The 28-0 clean sweep marked a positive result following defeats in the two previous meetings.

The Cowboys defence opened the scoring by pinning back the Rhinos, opening up the offensive line and recording a sack thanks to Lee Mustoe.

Quarterback Peter Loughran made his mark in the third quarter by picking out Conrad Smith. Luis Alberto slotted between the posts then converted his own 70-yard touchdown off a Loughran pass.

Loughran posted his own touchdown and found Andrew Herron for the fixture’s final score.