Odds and Sods - LDC 2016 - Bombers at Riders

Good running by Harris...sets up opening drive FG by Medlock...
Just as well....as Harris does not see the ball much after that....
Holley catches one deep from Durant..but Crapigna misses FG....
Durant getting surprising amount of time to throw......
Riders boning themselves with early penalties.....
Nichols lays out perfect long ball to McDuffie for 80 yd TD...10-0
Crapigna misses another FG...good return by Leggett....
...sets up Medlock from 25....now 13-0 Blue...
Riders bungle fake punt....Bomber O set up again...
...but Medlock hits post on 45 yarder....streak over...
Bombers are squandering chances to blow it open...
Riders still taking penalties...even with 13th man.....
Harris is missing in action, as game goes on....
Riders in Blue territory 5 times in half - garner 3 points
Nichols strings together some completions before the half...
....to set up...yup another Medlock FG...
16-3 at the half...but not a big lead....in this league...
Jones calls questionable 3rd and 3 gamble....fail.
Nichols strings some more completions....
but drive stalls AGAIN down deep.....
Medlock 18 yds for a 19-3 lead....
Jones goes fishing on questionable challenges....
Riders put long TD drive together and 2 point convert
Blue getting very conservative on O
Meanwhile....Rider receivers getting plenty of room to operate
Bruce Johnson having some problems back there....
....so is Johnny Adams...
Bomber penalties set up short Rider TD drive.....
...and the 2 point convert......
19-19.....16 point lead gone....Riders have the Mo..
Johnson still having problems in the back...
Soft coverage/missed tackles on D...bring back bad memories..
Riders take ball in 3rd quarter, give up wind in 4th.....
Adams gets the long awaited INT, on D.....
..some dink and dunk..sets up Medlock...
..who pushes Bombers into lead 23-19.....
Collins wide open on deep pass.....
Why did we cut this guy anyways?.
McDuffie having coming out party as receiver...
Riders drive again...Durant still getting time....
...and ends up with 400 yds passing ...
Nichols has about 350 yds himself...
...but most of it in the middle of the field....
C.J. Roberts makes great diving INT on Durant throwaway.....
Bombers winning the turnover battle, yet again...
Bombers move out from goal line......
..but booming punt is not covered...
as Lawrence returns it for 85 yd TD punt return....
Crapinga caps miserable game with missed PAT...
Leggett runs it out of the endzone 40 yds.....
Tie game 25-25 with little time left....
Couple of completions......drive stalls...
...but real tiky taky INT call on Riders keeps it going....
Jones has no challenges left...and he could of used one....
Medlock trots out for 42 yd game winning attempt
RIGHT DOWN THE PIPE!
GIN RIGHT DOWN MY SHIRT!
7-8 for Justin...the ole LDC curse over and done...
Good thing it was the Riders.....
....we may of lost this one..to anyone else.....
but points are points....wins are wins
...and gins are called for.....

Our secondary needs to tighten up. Playing way to soft, prevent defence only prevents you from winning !

.......Nice synopsis Do or Die....I wasn't drinking gin but I nearly threw my beer at the set after we let down on the punt coverage and they scored that last td....I realize now that Medlock got all of it and the wind took it too deep for our guys to cover...Should have punted for the sideline but I'm not going to knock this kicker about much....he's a winner....Our pass coverage was weak....made the riders look better than they are...The last penalty controversy was not the way I would've liked to see it end...BUT the right team came out on top when all is considered...We have to prove that next game. :wink:

The way I see it - first win in 11 take it anyway you can get it. Medlock is CLUTCH

Our pass coverage could've been tighter. I'm a bit stunned Holley had such a productive game after Adams shut down Duron Carter the week before. But despite their record they do have some talent. Roosevelt, Collins, and Bagg/Demski give them a trio that can compete with most teams and now Holley looks like he can play. Durant wouldn't have played in the CFL as long as he has if he wasn't competent. They had a monster second half the week before and almost overcame a large deficit vs. the Esks and then again against us. They are better on offense than elsewhere on their roster.

O & D were both too soft in the second half and it almost cost them, let's hope we don't see that again.