ANNAN MEN AT THE BIGGAR SEVENS.
28TH MAY 2022
Match Report from: HEAD COACH GORDON “GOGS” CARMICHAEL
On a lovely sunny day Annan’s senior team headed to Bigger to play in their annual 7s tournament; taken a very young and inexperienced team not a lot was expected of them. Especially when the draw was announced they found themselves in the same league as hosts Bigger and Highland who are both in National League 1 and Peebles National League 2
Annan’s first game was against Peebles and as it turned out it was a very competitive game with Annan just going down by a score of 28-24 with try’s from Ryan Armstrong (2) James Bingham and Elliot Haley with Josh Whiteside converting 2
The second game was against the hosts Bigger which again was a high scoring game with the home team glad to hear the final whistle With a try count of 4 to 3 in favour to the hosts with the score finishing 26-2. Tries from Michael Thompson, Aitken Render and Aaron Carmichael with Josh converting 2 and Aaron 1
After a long wait for their third game they were against a strong Highland team featuring 4 boys from Fiji . This turned out to be a game too far, with the boys tired and with some fresh legs being brought on they couldn’t cope with the power and pace of the Highland team. The final score finished with a 31-7 defeat with Aitken Rendar scoring the only try which was converted by Josh.
Thinking that was there last game they then had to play a semi final game in the bowl against a Agries team from the other league which proved to much for the boys after a long hard season and were well beaten 30-7 with a consolation try at the end scored by Aaron Carmichael a which he also converted
With the season running on into May due to the pandemic ,when it used to be a good month to play sevens with the boys not having a chance to practice as a team they can hold their heads up high in producing some great sevens
This was the last game of a very long season so they can have a well earned break before preseason starts
Annan’s Squad: Michael Thompson(C), James Bigham, Ryan Armstrong, Evan Campbell, Aaron Carmichael, Josh Whiteside, Alex Jones, Elliot Haley, Aitken Render, Ben Conroy, Callum Smith and Ben Latimer