Wee Reds Enjoy Their Day Out at Watsonians
Sunday 08 March 2020
Wee Reds P3 Micros
The Wee Reds P3 Micros finally got out into the fresh air and had a great run out at the Watsonian Tournament on Sunday morning. They displayed loads of energy and enthusiasm along with some great defence and some lovely tries.
Coach Tim Armour said “it was a great team effort and proof that all that indoor training has made a difference. Well done.”
Wee Reds P4 Minis
The Wee Reds took a P4 squad to Watsonians at the weekend for a first run out in a while due to the weather. The benefits of having the shed and the youngsters being able to stick at it over the winter showed in a really strong display against some big sides. Some great attacking from youngsters and they defended really well as a team. Lots to work on but the P4s did really well and as the picture shows had a great time.
Wee Reds P7 Minis
Sunday saw the opportunity for the first competitive rugby in 3 months and 16 P7’s travelled through to Watsonians for 3 games against Kelso, Highland and Watsonians.
Despite the sunshine, conditions weren’t ideal as the wind was strong, hands were cold and the pitch was soft but it was still better than another session in the shed…
The boys were asked to concentrate on doing the basics of tackling and competing for the ball when defending and providing support when in attack. Kelso were first up and it was really pleasing to see that they all put into practice what was asked of them and we ran out comfortable 4-2 winners, Kelso were gracious in defeat and congratulated the Wee Reds on their discipline in sticking to and executing the game plan.
Next up was Highland, the boys were asked to repeat the same game plan and Highland similarly found it difficult to make any inroads against a disciplined and strong defence, Linlithgow ran out 3-1 winners after a strong physical test.
The final game was against a well drilled Watsonian side who scored 2 early tries; to their credit Linlithgow then rallied and matched a good Watsonian team, but unfortunately lost the contest 5-3. It was a good learning opportunity for the Linlithgow team to understand the benefits that a little extra line speed would make to their game.
All in all it was good to be back outside and playing some games again.