P1-P3 MATCH REPORT FROM: To Be Added
P4-P5 MATCH REPORT FROM: To Be Added
P6-P7 MATCH REPORT FROM: Paul O’Donnell
Our P6 and P7 Tigers made the trip to Moffat on Sunday for their 3rd runout of the season. Based on the weather the night before, we were expecting to be playing in torrential rain, but we got lucky and played in pretty good conditions. Travelling with a solid squad of 18 players we played 4 x 15 minute quarters with a mixed P6/P7 team.
The away side had a slow start to the game and were starved of possession for most of the opening exchanges. This lead to them conceding a couple of early tries due to some strong running and impressive support play by Moffat.
But it didn’t take long for the Tigers to hit their stride and once they got their hands on the ball the tries started coming and the scene was set for a morning of entertaining and very competitive rugby.
In attack the team continued to make improvements in their running and ball handling with everyone keen to get their hands on the ball and make some yards.
Archie and Ryan were their rampaging best and made life difficult for the home defence anytime they had the ball. McKinley, Sophie and Laurie used great use of space and had some outstanding runs out wide.
Defensively, the team still have a little work to do but their communication and willingness to work for each other is improving week on week.
A special mention needs to go to our 2 tackling MACHINES Mason and Sian. Both were absolutely fearless in defence and were taking down opposition players left right and centre.
This was by far the Tigers most competitive game this season. Although the final try count wasn’t in our favour, the game was end to end stuff and our try tally was the highest its been.
It was great to see our usual suspects getting over the try line again this week (McKinley, Ryan and Archie) but even more pleasing to see some more players score tries (Sophie, Mason and Laurie).
What’s also very pleasing is the fact that our Tigers are very much leading the way when it comes to girls in Rugby. Playing an all-male side Annan’s squad had 35% female representation and our young ladies continue to impress and mix it up with their male counterparts. Keep an eye on this cohort, there are some starts in the making.
The Tigers are ready to do it all over again next Sunday as we welcome Stewartry to Violetbank. Bring it on.
The P6-P7 Tigers