Claymores 20, Galaxy 17
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) _ Paul McCallum kicked a 46-yard field goal with one second left Sunday, giving the Scottish Claymores a 20-17 victory over Frankfurt Galaxy in the World League of American Football.
The Claymores, the host for the World Bowl on June 23, improved to 6-1 while the Galaxy fell to 4-3 following their third straight loss.
With 57 seconds left, Frankfurt tied it 17-17 on a 49-yard pass from backup Brad Bretz to Jay Kearney.
The Claymores’ final drive began on their 21-yard line with 49 seconds to play. Steve Matthews, lent to the Claymores by the Kansas City Chiefs, completed two passes to Sean LaChappelle to set up McCallum’s winning field goal.
In the first quarter, Matthews was intercepted twice, with Chris Hall returning the second one for a 27-yard touchdown.
McCallum kicked a 28-yard field goal to make it 7-3 with 10:44 left in the first half. Matthews threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to LaChappelle in the third period to put the Claymores ahead 10-7.
Kleinmann’s 32-yard field goal tied it with 6:04 to play. Then George Coghill intercepted the Galaxy’s Steve Pelluer, a former Dallas Cowboys starter, and turned it 32 yards for a touchdown. The Claymores led 17-10 with 2:53 to play in the third quarter.
In the fourth, Matthews was intercepted four times and also fumbled, putting the Galaxy in position to score. But Bretz was intercepted by Coghill in the end zone.