Eski­mos beat Bombers 20-16

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

The Ed­mon­ton Eski­mos came from be­hind Thurs­day to beat the Win­nipeg Blue Bombers 20-16.

The win ex­tended their win­ning streak against their CFL prairie ri­val.

It was a night filled with penal­ties and coaches’ chal­lenges. The first half saw two touch­downs called back, one for each team. Ed­mon­ton took eight penal­ties for 70 yards and Win­nipeg six for 60 in the first half alone.

Com­ing off last week’s win in Hamil­ton, the Bombers were try­ing to win two in a row for the crowd of 24,007.

They have not had two wins in a row in two years, nor beat Ed­mon­ton in the last four years.

Ed­mon­ton quar­ter­back Mike Reilly threw for 465 yards and con­nected for two touch­downs, and kicker Sean Whyte added two field goals.

Win­nipeg’s Drew Willy threw for one touch­down and kicker Ja­son Med­lock added three field goals

Med­lock started things off for Win­nipeg at 3:48 in the first quar­ter with a 43-yarder.

The Bombers thought they had their first touch­down on Kevin Fogg’s 72-yard run­back but an il­le­gal block got it called back.

Wide re­ceiver Rory Kohlert erased the pain a few min­utes later with a 20-yard catch that put the Bombers ahead 10-0.

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