U18's - Report
U18's Bow Out Of Scottish Cup
The u18s just came up short in their quest to reach the national cup semi-final, losing by 18-10 to a strong Stirling side.
The players gave their their all, and a little bit more and should be proud of their efforts to get this far.
Stirling started strongly and converted a penalty closely followed by a try the result of a quick tap penalty 0-10.
The rest of the half we dominated and after a series of lineout catch and drives Rory Grant got the ball down to open our scoring. we missed the conversion and also a penalty soon after. 5-10.
We kept the pressure on and from quick ruck ball Tom Brogan scampered over to level things up at 10-10. We so nearly took a half time lead as Callum Carson was on the end of a lovely break only to be stopped inches short of the line.
Stirling struck first in the second half a penalty after we had strayed offside. Neither side could find the field position to launch effective attacks. When we got them in their 22 and looked to exert some pressure we gave away silly penaltys allowing them to clear their lines.
With 7 mins remaining Stirling got the winning score as they outflanked our tiring defence with their winger scraping in just before being bundled into touch.
Despite throwing everything at them we couldnt force a score.FT:10-18
So for the second year running we exit at the quarter final stage, hard on this close knit squad, but they should hold their heads up high as they have done the club and themselves proud,also appreciated by a large home crowd.
On the day then Stirling progress and we wish them well, on another day it could have been us, there was so little between the teams.
The 18's still have 6 champions league games left, so much to play for.