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1st XV - Match centre

Irvine RFC
East Kilbride RFC
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Tries
C ONeill, L Brown, P Rosie
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Conversions
R Beaton  (3)
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Penalties
R Beaton
Sat 27 Oct 15:00 - West Region - Tennent's West Regional Division 1 18 Full time

Irvine 27 - East Kilbride 24

Deja Vu - East Kilbride return from Irvine with only a losing bonus point to show for their endeavours.

East Kilbride travelled to Marress on Saturday knowing that they needed a victory to consolidate their position at the top of West Division 1. However, a combination of basic errors, poor decision making and indiscipline handed the game to Irvine.
The game was quite even during the opening period with the home team taking an early lead through the successful conversion of penalties after 7 and 15 minutes. EK responded 5 minutes later with a try, claimed by Tophie O’Neill, from a driving maul following a line-out on the home 5 metre line. Roddy Beaton added the conversion to give the visitors the lead. Irvine came back at EK and added to their score just before the half hour. Their strong running centre shrugged off tacklers and ran around 30 metres to touch down between the posts. The conversion of that try and a third penalty conversion brought the score to Irvine 16 – EK 7. With time running out EK came close when following a good move by the back division Gregor Hagerty was hauled down close to the try line. EK were awarded a penalty as the tackle was adjudged high and opted for the line-out. The ball was mauled, recycled and then, from a maul in front of the Irvine posts, EK were penalised enabling Irvine to clear their lines. EK came back into the Irvine half and were awarded a penalty converted by Roddy Beaton to make the score at half-time Irvine 16 – EK 10.
Behind by only 6 points as the second half kicked off EK were looking to take control of the game. The third quarter of the game belonged to EK as they launched attack after attack on the Irvine line. Aiden Stott touched down after the ball had been hacked on by himself and other backs but he was adjudged to have been offside earlier in the move and the try was disallowed. The try that put EK ahead came 10 minutes into the half with Lewis Brown completing a well worked move to touch down in the right hand corner. Roddy Beaton converted to maintain his 100% record off the kicking tee. The one point lead soon became 8 when after a sustained attack on the Irvine line during which the hosts conceded three penalties, all for offences at mauls following line-outs on the five metre line, and had one of their flankers yellow carded, Paul Rosie crashed over between the uprights following a pre-planned move.
8 points ahead and going into the final quarter the EK support called for composure from EK. Unfortunately this message, it seemed, failed to fall on the ears of the men on the field and when they really should have been keeping the game tight and holding on to the ball they did not. The first serious error of judgement was made by scrum half, Mark Ellison, who for reasons best known to himself, maybe he saw a gap, chose to take a tap and go penalty when the better option would have been a kick to touch deep in the Irvine 22. The move got EK nowhere and the ball ended up in Irvine hands. They returned the play to within the EK 22 and completed the move with an unconverted try. Worse was to come as time ran out. The play returned to within the EK 22. A short period of relief came when Paul Rosie carried the ball back to the half way line only for it to be turned over allowing Irvine to go on the attack again. This attack finished with a penalty for Irvine and this conversion and a second in stoppage time saw them leave the field with the spoils.
What is it about Marress? A year ago EK lost there in similar circumstances and with time running out in this game they once again grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory. The team performed well in patches but when they performed poorly they were poor and this was probably their poorest performance of the season and one which puts a serious dent into title hopes.
Man of the match? Many players showed good touches but negated these with mistakes so for taking his try well and not making any obvious mistakes the man of the match for this week is Lewis Brown].
Team: McLellan, Anderson, E. Beaton, Rosie, Dalgleish, Irvine, R. Beaton and O’Neill. Ellison and Murray. Hagerty, Greenfield, Stott, Brown and Dryburgh.
Replacements: McLinton, McLean, Mason and Stewart.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

5:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Irvine RFC
8:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Irvine RFC
17:00
Try Chris ONeill scores for East Kilbride RFC
17:00
Conversion Roddy Beaton kicks a conversion for East Kilbride RFC
26:00
Try Try for Irvine RFC
26:00
Conversion Conversion for Irvine RFC
33:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Irvine RFC
40:00
Penalty Roddy Beaton kicks a penalty for East Kilbride RFC
50:00
Try Lewis Brown scores for East Kilbride RFC
50:00
Conversion Roddy Beaton kicks a conversion for East Kilbride RFC
60:00
Try Paul Rosie scores for East Kilbride RFC
60:00
Conversion Roddy Beaton kicks a conversion for East Kilbride RFC
66:00
Try Try for Irvine RFC
77:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Irvine RFC
80:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Irvine RFC

Highlights

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80:00 Penalty 27 - 24
Penalty kicked for Irvine RFC
77:00 Penalty 24 - 24
Penalty kicked for Irvine RFC
66:00 Try 21 - 24
Try for Irvine RFC
60:00 Try 16 - 22
Paul Rosie scores for East Kilbride RFC
60:00 Conversion 16 - 24
Roddy Beaton kicks a conversion for East Kilbride RFC
50:00 Try 16 - 15
Lewis Brown scores for East Kilbride RFC
50:00 Conversion 16 - 17
Roddy Beaton kicks a conversion for East Kilbride RFC
End of period 1
40:00 Penalty 16 - 10
Roddy Beaton kicks a penalty for East Kilbride RFC
33:00 Penalty 16 - 7
Penalty kicked for Irvine RFC
26:00 Try 11 - 7
Try for Irvine RFC
26:00 Conversion 13 - 7
Conversion for Irvine RFC
17:00 Try 6 - 5
Chris ONeill scores for East Kilbride RFC
17:00 Conversion 6 - 7
Roddy Beaton kicks a conversion for East Kilbride RFC
8:00 Penalty 6 - 0
Penalty kicked for Irvine RFC
5:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Penalty kicked for Irvine RFC
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As it happened

  • Irvine RFC
  • East Kilbride RFC
  • 0
  • Penalty 5:00'
  • Penalty 8:00'
  • Chris ONeill Try 17:00'
  • Roddy Beaton Conversion 17:00'
  • Try 26:00'
  • Conversion 26:00'
  • Penalty 33:00'
  • Roddy Beaton Penalty 40:00'
  • Lewis Brown Try 50:00'
  • Roddy Beaton Conversion 50:00'
  • Paul Rosie Try 60:00'
  • Roddy Beaton Conversion 60:00'
  • Try 66:00'
  • Penalty 77:00'
  • Penalty 80:00'

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Team selection

Dryburgh, Grant Dryburgh, Grant
Brown, Lewis Brown, Lewis
STOTT, AIDAN STOTT, AIDAN
Greenfield, Robbie Greenfield, Robbie
Hagerty, Gregor Hagerty, Gregor
Murray, Richard Murray, Richard
Ellison, Mark Ellison, Mark
Beaton , Roddy Beaton , Roddy
ONeill, Chris ONeill, Chris
Irvine, Alex Irvine, Alex
Rosie, Paul Rosie, Paul
Dalgleish, Alistair Dalgleish, Alistair
Beaton, Eddie Beaton, Eddie
Anderson, Rian Anderson, Rian
Mclellan, Christopher Mclellan, Christopher

League round up

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50
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# Team Pl Pts
1. East Kilbride RFC 14 58
2. Garnock RFC 12 49
3. Greenock Wanderers RFC 11 44
4. Allan Glen's RFC 11 44
5. Stewartry RFC 16 37
6. Annan RFC 13 32
7. Irvine RFC 11 31

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