Reds 2s Run in Eight Tries at Home
Linlithgow 2s 48 – 5 Lismore 2s
Saturday 19 September 2015
The Linlithgow seconds started against a Lismore 2s who had no Portebello players contrary to earlier rumour. The game was played on the top pitch in front of a few spectators who were keeping their eye on the World Cup rugby as well as their local team.
In the early stages the young forwards who were being supported by veterans John Pauley and Stu Jamieson were enjoying Mains Park. It was no surprise when Duncan McClymont made a good break and passed the ball to Euan Mochrie who sprinted over to score. The standoff for the day Fraser Rankine who had mislaid his kicking tee missed the conversion.
Robbie Thomson was deemed overeager with his boot in trying to free up a ruck ball and got a stern lecture from the referee and penalised which allowed Lismore some hope but no scores. From a good scrum and ball against the head Stu Jamieson picked up and passed to Robbie Thomson who fed Chunk cutting on the angle to score. This was converted to leave the score 12-0.
Play continued with Duncan McClymont, Drew Somerville and Conall Black all putting in good performances from which Conall Black scored a try that was comverted. (17-0) Then, from a good spell of open play involving the forwards Chunk, playing in centre, passed to Sam McAlister who went outside the winger to score a good try which was converted. (24-0)
Linlithgow were dominating the Lismore team and in a very good move Cal Thomson ended up looping the backs, took a ball off Sam McAlister the opposite winger and scored in the corner (31-0). The referee had taken pity on the Lismore team and the Linlithgow manager had put on some of the subs to ensure all the team had a run out. This disrupted the cohesion of the team and Lismore scored (31-5).
One of the replacements Neil Dori-muir, playing out of position at wing forward, latched on a ball caught by Stu Jamieson and beat three men to score to a great cheer from the supporters. (36-5). Chunk scored another good try running from the half way line, (41-5) and then Aaron Flucker added a final score from the wing to leave linlithgow with a final score of 48-5.
This was a good result after last week’s hard game and hopefully indicated to some of the younger players that they are capable of achieving higher performances in the future.