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Hot in the Howe!

6 months ago By Duncan Simpson

On a scorching hot Sunday at Duffus Park in Cupar, Glenrothes fielded teams at every age group in the Howe of Fife tournament.

On the warmest day of the year so far, Duffus Park was covered with people in shorts - and that was just the mums and dads!

In a well-organised competition which included some strong teams from further afield such as Stirling and Currie, the Wee Glens did really well in hot, trying conditions.

Due to a 'mix up' the P3 team was left short of bodies but with help from Kirkcaldy played really well losing just one of their four matches. Coach Marc Griffin said, "The boys were outstanding today, they played with everything they had and I got several other coaches complimenting the boys."

There was more evidence at Cupar that we are beginning to develop a very strong P4 team. One of those who has recently joined but who is showing great promise is Cole and he capped a great day scoring his very first try - well done Cole! Coach Robert Sandilands said about the P4s, " What a fantastic day of rugby - great tackling and offloading, and the team worked well together."

The Glens P5s have also shown good progress this year and at Cupar it was two of the 'more experienced' players Euan and Andrew who stole the show with their tireless workrate and effort.

Coach Mickael Mauny felt that the P6 team performed really well and was particularly pleased with one aspect of their play.
"The Wee Glens played some brilliant rugby and managed to keep the ball alive by avoiding rucks and offloading as quickly as possible. It was beautiful to watch. Thanks to all the players because it was definitely down to the work of the whole team over the last few months."

One of the problems for the Glenrothes teams was the lack of playing subs due to some call-offs, and on a day as hot as this it was always going to tell in the long run with some of the teams playing six matches in very warm conditions. The P7 team managed to pull off a draw against Howe of Fife Whites but due to lack of numbers, struggled in some of their other games. However, to their credit they never gave up and coach Jock Finlay had a special word for one player:
"A wee mention to Jay who is new but was getting about the park really well, throwing in tackles and almost creating a try."

Well done to all the players and parents of course who give so much encouragement. This week the Minis head for Station Park, St Andrews for their final tournament of the season in the Fife & Forfarshire Cup. Good luck!

Updated 19:01 - 19 Jul 2018 by Sheila Beare

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