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Bombers fall to Esks 20-16

JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS</p><p>Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy (5) hands off to Andrew Harris (33) during the first half of CFL action against the Edmonton Eskimos in Winnipeg Thursday.</p>

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy (5) hands off to Andrew Harris (33) during the first half of CFL action against the Edmonton Eskimos in Winnipeg Thursday.

The Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 20-16 Thursday night at Investors Group Field.

The Bombers managed to hold a slim 16-13 lead earlier in the game, after they exchanged field goals with the Edmonton Eskimos during the third quarter of Thursday night's tilt.

The Eskimos briefly tied the game 13-13 after trailing 13-10 at the half. But the Bombers kicker Justin Medlock snatched back the lead with a 29-yard strike with 16 seconds left on the clock.

Winnipeg took an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter, and appeared to increase it to 10-0 through newly minted returner, defensive back Kevin Fogg, early in the second frame.

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The Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 20-16 Thursday night at Investors Group Field.

The Bombers managed to hold a slim 16-13 lead earlier in the game, after they exchanged field goals with the Edmonton Eskimos during the third quarter of Thursday night's tilt.

The Eskimos briefly tied the game 13-13 after trailing 13-10 at the half. But the Bombers kicker Justin Medlock snatched back the lead with a 29-yard strike with 16 seconds left on the clock.

Winnipeg took an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter, and appeared to increase it to 10-0 through newly minted returner, defensive back Kevin Fogg, early in the second frame.

Fogg took a 94-yard punt return to the house, but it was negated by an ill-advised illegal blocking call on Bombers defensive end Shayon Green.

With the call enforced on the Esk’ 32-yard line, Willy found receiver Rory Kohlert on consecutive plays, the last being a 20-yard strike to give the Bombers a 10-0 lead.

After making it 13-3 on a Medlock 38-yard kick, the Esks put together a textbook two minute drill. Cory Watson was the beneficiary on a two-yard touchdown grab with three ticks left on the game clock to cut Winnipeg's lead to 13-10.

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History

Updated on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 10:09 PM CDT: Updates after third quarter

10:44 PM: Updates with final score.

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