May 21, 2018

Winnipeg
23° C, Sunny

Full Forecast

Record: 12–6–0

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Logo

Blue Bomber Report (12–6–0)

Advertisement

Advertise With Us

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>

JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS

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.

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 14/7/2016 (675 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

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.

Subscribers Log in below to continue reading,
not a subscriber? Create an account to start a 60 day free trial.

Log in Create your account

Your free trial has come to an end.

We hope you have enjoyed your trial! To continue reading, we recommend our Read Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article.

For unlimited access to the best local, national, and international news and much more, try an All Access Digital subscription:

Thank you for supporting the journalism that our community needs!

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 14/7/2016 (675 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

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.

Advertisement

Advertise With Us

Loading...

Loading...

History

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

10:44 PM: Updates with final score.

You can comment on most stories on The Winnipeg Free Press website. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or digital subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to The Winnipeg Free Press print or digital subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to The Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.