Another Great Weekend for the S1s
(Reports by Mark Osborne)
Lasswade 6 – 7 Linlithgow
Saturday 24 November
After a high scoring win at home against Lasswade earlier in the season a mixed S1/P7 team went to Lasswade with great expectations for their last league game of the season. However they found themselves facing a mature team that looked very similar to some of the S2s faced last year. The team were not put off by the increased size of the opposition and delivered a fantastic display in a tight close game. The final score was a win 7-6 with two tries a piece, but Linlithgow getting a conversion. The tries came from Daniel and Caiden, but all the team stepped up to the challenge.
Game 1: Stewarts Melville 8 – 15 Linlithgow
Game 2: Stewarts Melville 0 – 19 Linlithgow
Sunday 25 November
It was great to get some more good rugby in against great opposition and so the S1s jumped at the chance to take on Stewarts Melville in a couple of Friendly games on Sunday.
The first game was a tight affair with Linlithgow taking the lead through tries from Fraser and Daniel. Stew Mel pulled one back before Jack’s powerful run and try grew the Young Reds’ lead. Another try from Stew Mel was immediately offset by another great try from Jack. With Fraser having his kicking boots on and getting 3 out of 4 conversions the final score was 15-8 to the Young Reds in a great game.
The second game saw Linlithgow really open up with a number of driving runs and fantastic support play. This saw Caiden delivering two cracking tries to get the game rolling. This was followed up by Daniel (my man of the match at fly-half) showing his blistering pace to go past the opposition back line. Another great try following with Fraser kicking through and recovering his own ball to go 60 meters down the pitch to be stopped a yard from the line. Luckily Euan J followed up play and like a “leaping Tuna” scored a great poachers try. Caiden then delivered his hat-trick of tries before P7 Ethan blew the opposition away with a superb winger’s try going a full half of the pitch. With another Fraser conversion the score finished 19-0. Well done boys.