P6s at Currie

P6s at Currie

Sunday 08 November 2015

The p6s fielded 13 players on Sunday for our trip to Currie.  With an expanded squad and with Currie bringing along a similar number, some of our boys had the opportunity to pull on the yellow and black of Currie to play in a mixed Barbarians squad.

Given the natural rivalries at p6 level, it’s fair to say the boys relished the challenge of playing with some new teammates, especially Aidan, Euan and Max H who got to play against their Linlithgow team-mates in the first game of 3.  Despite the best efforts of these Barbarians, the Linlithgow boys won by some 5 tries in a hard fought match.

In the second games, our Linlithgow side faced a Currie team who were well matched to us.  Rhys and Sophia, in particular, stood out in our team in this match, tackling, passing and running support lines throughout.  This game was lost 5 tries to 3, but could have been closer but for the need of some closer support running and use of space when it became available.  First time tackle completion in defence is also an area for some work.

In the other match, it was the turn of Scott, Fraser and Conor to pull on the yellow and black to face Kinross.  They played hard, with their tackling and rucking standing out within the Currie side, but their defensive efforts were not quite enough to hold out a determined and well drilled Kinross team, eventually losing by 4 tries.

In our final match our squad took on Kinross who, by this time, were in full flow.  We lost by 9 tries without reply, with Kinross’ determination in the contact area turning over ball at will and their spreading of play in the loose being a joy to watch.

The squad of Max H, Max M, Euan, Ruari, Rhys, Sophia, Scott, Fraser, Rory, Conor, Aidan, Kinloch and Kyle presented a very good account of the Linlithgow club and should be proud of their efforts.  Thanks to Currie for hosting us and to the parents and grandparents who came along to cheer the team on.  The support is greatly appreciated.  We have some good skills in the team and need to work on our tackling, close support play and direct running in the next few training sessions to build on our lessons from these games.

Alan Aitchison