Played in conditions that were more conducive to rowing rather than football, the hometown Tiger-Cats trudged through the downpour putting up 19 first half points en-route to a 25-15 win over the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The win kept Hamilton’s second place aspirations alive in the East Division. The Tabbies accounted for all of the first quarter scoring thanks in part to K Paul Osbaldiston’s two field goals of 32 and 38 yards and Mac Cody’s 56 yard TD catch. They added to that lead just 11 seconds into the second frame when Ozzy put his third field goal of the game through the uprights from 14 yards away. Winnipeg scored their only points of the half on a safety touch as the ball sailed through Osbaldiston’s hands into the Hamilton end zone. Osbaldiston closed out the first half scoring with his fourth field goal, a 47 yard boot sending his team into the locker room with a 19-2 lead. The Bombers offence finally got on track in the third frame when QB Kevin McDougal took it in himself from 14 yards away. Following another Bomber safety, K Troy Westwood brought them to within 4 with a single and a 42 yard field goal making the score 19-15 in favour of the Tiger-Cats after three quarters. However, this was as close as the Blue and Gold would come as Osbaldiston field goal’s of 20 and 33 yards rounded out the scoring giving Hamilton a 25-15 win.
Paul Osbaldiston HAM (K)
Don Robinson HAM (DB)
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