Having played their final away game of the season last weekend the Merseyside Nighthawks (2-5) will host the Edinburgh Wolves (4-3) this Sunday in the first of three remaining fixtures at home for the ‘Hawks.
Merseyside will hope that last weekends 25-12 win against the East Kilbride Pirates can be a spark to end this season on a high note with some improved performances. Defensively, the Nighthawks played some of their best football of the year with standout performances from all three defensive backs and from Carl Rugen at defensive end. On offence, quarterback Ben Robinson moved the ball well and connected with wide receiver Liam Holebrook for two long scores which is reminiscent of the kind of good form that the pair have showed in past seasons but has been lacking in recent months.
With no chance of making the playoffs for the first time since 2012, the Nighthawks can still influence the playoff race as they take on the third places Wolves, who are currently one game back on second place. A win this weekend would avenge a disappointing 46-19 loss that Merseyside suffered at the hands of Edinburgh a few weeks ago when the sides last faced each other. The game this weekend will take place on Sunday the 15th of July at the JMO Sports Park in Skelmersdale (WN8 8BX). Kick off is at 3pm right after the Nighthawks Junior team face the Birmingham Bulls and entry to both games is free with food and drinks on sale at the Clubhouse.