Linlithgow Academy v Jordanhill School (Dec 14)

Linlithgow Academy Hold Out for Another Fine Team Win

Linlithgow Academy  10 – 7  Jordanhill School

Saturday 06 December 2014

With Euan Mochrie not available, Mark Caddle took on the role as Captain for the day.

The match was played on Lower Mains Park, which was in surprisingly good condition.

In line with too many of our matches this season, the players had to prove their worth by playing out of position due to unavailability and injuries.

Steven got us off to a great start by scoring after two minutes and followed this up with a further try on the 18 minute mark.  A cry from our team manager of “One more try and the jugs are on you” prompted Steven to move into the front row and out of harm’s way!

10 nil up and playing the better rugby, the small crowd sensed a big score, only to witness a yellow card to Ross and a head injury to Euan C which which saw him leave the field of play for the remainder of the match.

Lightning struck twice with Sam leaving us due to a dislocation of his knee and Steven receiving our second yellow (def no jugs then!)

Jordanhill scored a consolation try on the 30 minute mark and with the successful conversion taking the game to 10-7 with 5 minutes to go certainly focussed the minds.

We held out to hear the refs whistle with the score staying at 10-7.

All in all a good win and also heartening to see Shaun moving up from the under 16’s and putting in an impressive performance for his  his first match for us.  Callum also played for the first time this season.  Well done and many thanks to both players.

Mention must also be given to Lyle and Connor for ‘Volunteering” to play in the front row.

Final plug goes to Mark, our Captain for the day, who started out in the second row and finished by showing his versatility when he moved to scrum half (hooker next week?)

Good team spirit was in evidence during the player “huddle” after the game when they were in unanimous agreement that if they wish to improved the team performance then more bodies must pitch up at training.

Well Done guys. Good win!

Confidence is growing