Walker Brothers Shine in the Rain!
Lismore 2s 0 – 45 Linlithgow 2s
Saturday 28 November 2015
The team departed for Inch park in Edinburgh with the threat of bad weather forecast and rain falling heavily. Lucky the pitch was well sheltered which made it slightly easier for Chris Ronalson as he kicked off for the Reds.
Gus McNab won a good turnover ball from the first ruck and Ali Walker made himself available to carry. From the ensuing ruck quick ball was passed from Robbie Thomson to James Timlin at standoff who dummied and made a great break through midfield to score the first try, converted by Chris Ronalson (7-0 for Reds).
The game continued with some good play from Drew Sommerville and Bruno Mochrie who were supporting the backs well. However the break through only came just before half time when Ronalson used his soccer skills and chipped a ball along the ground. This was picked up neatly by the gangly and tall Connell Black who popped to Chris Ronalson who skipped between the posts. Ronalson converted to leave the score 14-0 at half time.
At half time the manager brought on a couple of impact players Donald Bennie, Kieron Faulds and Neil Dori Muir. Donald made immediate impact carrying well and steamrolling their most influential player who took time to recover from his first encounter with big Don.
The Reds were beginning to assert full control and it wasn’t long before Ally Walker changed direction in midfield and went below the posts for a converted try, 21-0.
Now more of the team wanted to score and the Walker brothers combined again after a good disruptive tackle by Ali, brother Cammy ended up with the ball and went over, 28-0.
Cammy Walker always likes to out do his brother and showed great determination to score another great try in the corner (33-0). Play and pressure continued on Lismore and Bennie used his bulk to rumble forward on different occasions, Gus McNab was also prominent in the loose, as he reminded the coach afterwards, but it was the 45 year old Dori Muir who dive passed a lovely ball to Donald Bennie to crash over. The try was converted by Chris Ronalson (40-0). The game was almost over and Kieron Faulds added another try to leave the final score 45-0 to the Reds.
A good performance by all, with James Timlin progressing really well at standoff, however the outstanding players week in week out are the Walker brothers (cue for a song! ed.) who are indeed a great asset to the Seconds. They’re certainly catching the selectors’ eyes, with their finishing abilities.