Dunbar RFC

Dunbar RFC

S2/3 Combined team defeat Ross High

DGS's combination of S2 and U15'S took on a likewise Ross High

outfit at the school playing field. Despite being without Finlay

Darrah,Jack,Young,Armstrong, birthday boy Rogan Paul and Jack

Ingles, the school team showed great strength in depth. Ross High

greater physique and tenacity was put to the test by a large squad of

enthusiastic and competitive DGS players . The scrum worked very well

throughout despite the multiple changes during the game to evenly

accommodate the 24 players. Ewan Stark made a rare but very welcome

appearance at nine and along with fellow footballer Struan Young

impressed with their handling and speedy evasive running. Michael

McPhillips too looks to be following in his brothers footsteps.

 

Good forward play was responsible for the first try with prop Ross

Blair muscling his way in the corner. Then the ultra-impressive Jack

Simmons scored the first of his two determined surges through the guts

of the R H defence, great body position and spotting an opportunity

when he sees it being key. RH were not rolling over and fearsome

forward play saw there wing forward blast his way over. The try was

converted. The lads in green came straight back with a typical

speedy jinky run by Stark showing the magic is still there and he

would be most welcome if he returned to the u15 team. Then Simmons

extended the lead,

 

FIRST PERIOD DGS 20 Ross HIGH 7

 

Buoyed up by the break the talented wee nine of Ross High spotted a

gap on the blindside of a scrum and sidestepped the covering Dgs

defence to score. The try was again converted. DGS'S much changed

line-up sprang into action firstly Aidan Brown powered his way over

taking Ross players with him. Power was very much the adjective

attributed to Cameron McFaddyn who battered continually at the RH door

and got his just rewards with a five pointer. Two tries from lock

Jordan Lister underlined his work rate and great willingness to learn.

Thomas (back of the hand passes) Salkeld converted one of them.

 

Second period DGS 42 RH 14

 

All change again in the line-up for the third period, but the green

team continued to dominate. Ross did mount a few robust attacks one

of which saw a fearsome trade mark tackle by the pugnacious Struan

Fenn.

 

McFaddyn swatted away tacklers to score from a long way out. and

Blair again scored in similar fashion to his first try rounding off

DGS'S creditable performance.

 

final score DGS 52 Ross High 14

 

We coaches are never satisfied- Dunbar broke the Ross High defensive line and picked and drove on numerous occasions but there was a lack of

support far too often for the line breakers or the off load and pop

pass not implemented . But many reasons to be cheerful and on this

showing DGS has great strength in depth.

 

The u15's cup campaign starts next week with home tie with Bigger

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