Away against Lasswade and Forrester
A draw and a win for the first game of the new year
It was a freezing cold day in Bonnyrigg and the match reporter struggled to take notes for fear of suffering from frostbite on the fingers. The boys were playing on the astro turf pitch which saved the new christmas present kits from getting too dirty on their first outing. We played 2 matches of 7 a side, there was a plan to play more but the opposition had disappeared due to the cold.
Lasswade V Dunfermline
Starting lineup - Callum, Sam P, Ewan, Adam, Ruaridh, Finlay, and Arthor
Lasswade opened the game with a quick try. After a few quick passes, Ewan grabbed the ball and charged through the defense to score the first for Dunfermline. Lasswade try. The boys played a good passing game against a well matched opposition but Ruaridh broke through and scored. Our boys didn't keep a strong defensive line and Lasswade broke through our line for an easy run to try again. We went on the attack and kept driving the ball forward and doing lots of passes which eventually paid off with another try by Ruaridh on the half time whistle.
Subs on - Lewis, Eddie, Sam E Off - Callum, Arthor, Adam
The action started quickly in the second half with a great try by Ruaridh, closely followed by a dash by the opposition and a failed tackle on the line again by Ruaridh. Lewis with his fresh legs made a speedy weaving run for the line and scored. Lasswade try. Dunfermline were making another go for it but were tackled and dropped the ball, it was scooped up and Lasswade scored again. The game came to a close with another couple of sprinting tries by Sam P and Ruaridh sandwiched around one for the opposition.
Final Score Lasswade 7 - 7 Dunfermline
Forrester v Dunfermline
Starting Line Up - Callum, Adam, Finlay, Arthor, Eddie, Sam E, Lewis
Eddie opened the second match with a sprinting try and Forrester responded with one of their own. A few passes set up Eddie with another try for Dunfermline. Forrester scored. Dunfermline were always on the attack and playing the ball forward with lots of action near the try line. Adam scored from this action, then Lewis cut through a gap for another sprinting try from the halfway line. Forrester tried to respond but their next try was disallowed after running into touch. Adam scored our next try and after a series of tackles on the Forrester team Lewis managed another sprint for the try line the full length of the pitch. The first half ended with a try by Forrester.
Subs on - Ewan, Ruaridh, Sam P Off - Callum, Lewis, Finlay
Dunfermline dominated the second half of the match by scoring 6 tries as the opposition seemed to be reacting badly to the cold. Ruaridh and Sam P both scored twice with Ewan and Arthor scoring the other 2.
Final score Forrester 3 - 12 Dunfermline