U18s v Trinity (Feb17)

Reds Hard Fought Win over local rivals Trinity

The Reds looked to gain revenge for a narrow defeat to Trinity earlier in the season.  The opening exchanges saw the Reds push Trinity back into their twenty two.  Cameron grabbed the opening score when some good hands across the field and good support play saw him crash over wide out. The visitors soon hit back when after a number of penalties close to the Reds line Trinity crossed for a try which levelled the match.  Just before halftime with the Reds pressing the Trinity defence a late tackle on Cameron saw a yellow card issued to a Trinity player.

Half time score:  Linlithgow u18  5 – 5  Trinity

The second half opened with the Reds pinning Trinity back into their own twenty two.   James grabbed the next score after some good hands took the Reds up the field before he crashed over taking a couple of defenders with him.  The home team kept the pressure on the Trinity defence and the final score came from Ruaridh on his under 18 match debut.  A well worked team try as a scrum was taken by the Reds and the ball travelled through several pairs of hands finishing with Ruiradh finishing strongly wide out.

Final Score:  Linlithgow u18  15 – 5  Trinity

Coaches View

A mature performance from the team who on the day used a variety of in-play options and solid quick line speed in defence.  It was good to see in defence good exit tactics being used which have been practised and discussed at recent training sessions.  The two players on debut Ruaridh and Luke also played well in their first u18 game for the Reds.


Match photos courtesy of Neil Dunlop