Reds 2s Turn Up the Heat in the Second Half to Cruise to Victory
Dalkeith 2s 10 – 45 Linlithgow 2s
Saturday 27 September 2014
The Reds 2s travelled through to Dalkeith for a league match on the back of two strong performances, with a strong team selected including a number of senior players returning from injury.
The team started strongly into the wind on a firm and tight park and before long were putting pressure on the Dalkeith line. The opposition managed to scramble clear by using the wind and kicking strongly. From the resultant line out they passed the ball along the backs and scored. (5-0 to Dalkeith)
This stung the Reds into action and before long Ronnie Coventry made a strong run and Tom Townsend sneaked over for a try. 5 all after 20 mins as the conversion was missed. The Reds put continuing pressure on Dalkeith with Chris Ronalson’s play steadily improving in his first game back as he sought to control the game. Following a period of sustained pressure, featuring strong running from both David Syme and Logan Black, Billy Edment cruised across the line for a try. David Syme converted to give the Reds a 12-5 lead. Unfortunately the Reds relaxed again and the Dalkeith team scored before half time to leave it 12-10 at the break.
Some changes at half-time, partly enforced and partly tactical, saw Euan Murray move to centre and Tyrone Watson move into full back and this immediately produced results with Ty scoring, converted by David Syme. (19-10 to the Reds).
Linlithgow backs were now in form and some strong running coupled with poor tacking saw Euan Murray go in between the posts to make it 26-10 for the Reds. He repeated the performance and scored again a few minutes later (33-10).
Scott Watson and Lewis Herdman also added scores late in the game, one converted by David Syme to leave the final score 45-10 to Linlithgow.
This was an excellent performance by the 2s, with all the players contributing. Special mention should go to David Syme, Aaron Flucker and Robbie Thomson, who all performed very well on the day and will hopefully carry these performances through into the next match. This Seconds team is beginning to perform and build a strong team spirit which will hopefully stand us them in good stead for the rest of the season.