P7s at Scotstoun

P7s Entertain Large Crowd at Scotstoun

Friday 16 December 2016

It’s been an excellent first half of the season for the P7 team, which culminated in some great experiences over the last 2 weekends.

On the 10th our squad played in the Edinburgh Rugby finals day on the back pitches at Murrayfield in some very hotly contested matches and against some very strong (both technically and physically) sides from the East of Scotland.  Having played Perthshire, Kinross, Watsonians, Peebles, Kelso, Currie and Stirling County the boys recorded 4 victories, 2 draws and one loss.  This was a great result for the boys, showing determination to keep playing when behind in a couple of the matches and 100% commitment to the task throughout.  Kinross were outright winners on the night, but  we ran them very close.

P7s form guard of honour for Glasgow warriors

On Friday night, we were invited to Scotstoun to play in front of a packed house (7,500 fans) at half time in the Glasgow v Racing 92 European Champions Cup match.  We played against a tough Greenock Wanderers side, who we were informed were unbeaten so far this season.  On the back pitches, in our warm up game, we ran out 8-1 winners but the score flattered us slightly as the game was much more closely contested.  At half time, on the big pitch, we scored 3 tries without reply and the boys came off with the biggest grins and to great applause from the Scotstoun crowd, after playing some tough but highly entertaining rugby.  Some pictures from the night are attached above – the grins are in evidence throughout.

I’d like to thank Martin for arranging these games for the boys – what a great experience they’ve had at such an early stage in their rugby careers !

P7s playing on Scotstoun pitch at half-time

From Martin, Sammy and I I’d like to pass on our thanks to the boys for their commitment so far this season.  It’s been a pleasure to coach them and watch them play, and we look forward to seeing them develop further in the second half of the season.  And a huge thanks to you as parents for your continued support in transporting, motivating and encouraging the boys as the season has gone on.

We’ll send out further information on the start date for training in 2017, but in the meantime please have a great Christmas and I look forward to seeing you on the touchlines in 2017.

Alan Aitchison