Langley Mustangs slip past Falcons

Langley’s bantam-aged cardiac kids scored late in the game against Abbotsford, to win again.

Timing was everything for Langley Minor Football’s bantam Mustangs last weekend at McLeod Stadium.

The 12-man Mustangs continued their winning ways by barely edging out the visiting Abbotsford Falcons 9-6.

The Mustangs struck first, scoring a converted touchdown.

Abbotsford replied with a kick return for their side.

A missed convert attempt ended the quarter with the Mustangs ahead 7-6.

The teams battled back and forth for the next two quarters, with the defences confining most of the action to between the 20 yard markers.

Langley blew a chance to put the game away with several costly fumbles occurring deep in the Abbotsford end of the field, which were recovered by the Falcons’ defence.  

Damen Norris made a key play late in the fourth quarter, sacking the Abbotsford quarterback for a huge loss.

With the wind now at their backs and their next march down the field stalled, the Mustangs elected to punt on third down.

The longest kick of the game was caught on the Abbotsford two-yard line. The Falcons’ ball carrier tried to avoid the on rushing Mustang tacklers, but ended up being tackled in his end zone, giving the Mustangs a two-point safety.

Abbotsford tried valiantly to recover on the final series of downs but fell just shy around the Mustang 25-yard line as the clock ran out.

The teams received a standing ovation from parents of both sides for a hard fought contest.

The Mustangs next play on the road against the North Surrey Tigers at Bear Creek Park.

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