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Youth Section Match Reports 27th October

Weekend Reports from the Youth Games

29 October 2013



Sunday 27th October 2013

Under 15s

Gala RT 10  v  25 Boroughmuir

Match report to follow


Sunday 20th October 2013

Under 15s 

Portoburgh 7  v 36 Boroughmuir

The U15s travelled to Cavalry Park to play their re-arranged league match against Portoburgh. Three periods of twenty minutes were played, the first two counting as the match result, the third as a developmental period.

In what turned out to be a good day for rugby Boroughmuir immediately went on the attack and scored the first of three trys in the first period. Muir   maintained the pressure and scored a further three trys in second period. Fin H scored 3 trys with one each for Cammy, Callum and Fin B. Portoburgh got a consolation score at the end of the period.


Boroughmuir S1 - 10 : 18 - GHA S1 ( 7 - 7 After Match Period)

Boroughmuir 10 (Tries: Gavin Inkster 2, Cameron Scott. Con: Ben MacKintosh) GHA 18 (5 tries) - After Development Period

What a great game of S1 rugby played at Meggetland.

Both teams were committed right from the start and GHA were dominant in the first 10 minutes. Their rucking and support play was excellent but Boroughmuir's defence held strong and opened the scoring with a breakaway try. With a successful conversion. (4 - 0) GHA came back and scored the a great try after some superb support play but missed the conversion. (4 - 3)

The second half was much the same with Boroughmuir now playing in to the wind. A strong run by Gavin Inkster put Muir back in front but the wind caused a problem with the conversion attempt and just drifted wide. Again some powerful play from GHA throughout the game brought their 2nd try and with a great conversion tied the game at 7 - 7.

In the development period GHA ran out 3 tries to 1 but a superb advert for S1 rugby and the game played in great spirit by both teams. A big thanks to our young ref, Finlay, who handled the game really well and did a great job

Thanks to both sets of supporters and we look forward to the re-match at GHA in December, which should promise to be another excellent encounter.

P7's Match Report: 
After a quick turn around from the original plan, the P7 squad travelled to Barnton, to play RHC, Currie and Linlithgow on one of those afternoons
that had sun, wind and rain.....
First match was against Linlithgow. The players got off to a shaky start with play going one way then the next, and Linlithgow putting is some spirited passing moves. After some good passages of play, Muir managed to break the deadlock, with some good passing and running, creating the opportunity
to score four times, with no tries against.
Our second match was against our neighbours up the road, Currie. Currie got off to the better start with some confident passing moves, through their big guys and out to the wings, which saw them put in a well worked try in the corner. From this point Muir started to fight hard at the breakdown and force
Currie on to the back foot. At half time Currie were up by 1 try to nil. Currie started the second half better than us and pushed us back to our line where some slight confusion let Currie through to score their second try. Now at this point any lesser team would probably pack up, but what the team did next was heart warming to see. They tackled harder, fought harder and ran quicker to squeeze in a try at the corner - Muir 1 Currie 2. The team started to believe and put Currie on the defence again and again, finally coming up with a great equaliser. The game ended up with Muir defending their line staunchly to the end. A 2 all draw, which concluded a great game of rugby.
Our last match was against RHC Cougars. Muir got off to a great start with an early score and kept the pressure up. RHC put in waves of well worked passing moves but failed to get through the Muir defence. By the end of the game Muir had scored 5 tries, but a well worked passing move allowed RHC to claim a well worked consolation try.
A big 'thank you' to RHC Cougars for their hospitality and accommodating both Muir and Linlithgow at late notice. A big well done to all the Muir players who took part in what was a great afternoon of rugby. Performances like this show we're making good progress, with a lot more to come!

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