S2/3 Combined team defeat Ross High
Dunbar storm to victory at Grammar School.
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
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