U18's - Report
Highland U18 33 v Kirkcaldy U18 10
A terrific opening spell was enough to see the U18’s blow away Kirkcaldy in their latest “Champions League” match.
A training ground lineout move saw forwards and backs drive Rory Grant over the line to open the scoring with Scott Fraser converting from wide out 7-0.
The backs then exploited a 3-man overlap to send Jack Sutherland over 12-0.
A Ben Gordon steal of a Kirkcaldy lineout in their own 22 saw Callum Carson react quickest to the loose ball to power his way over the line, followed by another terrific conversion from Scott 19-0.
Kirkcaldy then had a period of sustained pressure resulting in them notching up their first try 19-5.
Before half-time afgter a Ross Martin surge, the forwards recycled quick ball for scrum-half Tom Brogan who spotted a gap to dot down for our 4th try, again converted by Scott 26-5 HT.
The 2nd half was a bit of a turgid affair with mistakes galore from both sides. We did score through Stuart Watson, much deserved for his display on the day, converted by Rory Carson 33-5.
Kirkcaldy to their credit had the last word with an unconverted try 33-10, much deserved for their effort throughout the match.
So a game of two halves. Our first 25 mins were as good as we have played this season, but with Stirling up next week we need to sustain that through the 2nd half.
The front-row of Stuart Watson, Callum Carson and Jonny Milton caused their opponents problems all day long, as did Rory Grant through his work at the breakdown.
Scott Fraser got the backline moving where Ross Martin stood out for his good support running and strong ball carries. It is very pleasing to see his fellow young U17 players pushing their U18 teamates for starting positions, they are really finding their feet at this level.
Next week we have Stirling County at home.