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Biggar Colts power past Dunfermline

Dunfermline Colts 12pts v Biggar Colts 78pts

Green Conference League- Saturday 29th August 2015

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." Biggar Colts proved this on Saturday by putting a strong and determined performance against Dunfermline away to win their opening league game in the Green Conference by 78 points to 12 points.
This was a team effort with all the squad performing well in all aspects of the game. The attacking threat came from all areas and this helped produced 12 tries while only conceding 2 .
The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team

This score line did not reflect the game as Dunfermline made it hard work for Biggar in the first half with the 1st 25 minutes tightly contested amongst the forwards. Dunfermline were putting some big tackles especially coming from their impressive back row.
Biggar had to soak up a lot of pressure and the stuck to their job and continued to try and break down the opposition wall. This they did by putting their 1st try on the board from strong running form Peter Steele out on the wing who broke through some tackles to go in for a try converted by Euan Bogle. Peter also got the next try after some strong running out wide and again converted.

Dunfermline continued to press at Biggar and their forwards who were well drilled got moving and managed to power over for a score .
Biggar knew they had to regain the upper hand and started to hit up the park and in turn move the ball wide out to where Marcus Dobie took a pass and ran round his man to score.
It was the hard running of Mark Ewart and Scott Thomson who were allowing yardage to be gained and platforms to be set that helped Biggar gain the upper hand.
After some more powerful work the ball was put out to Andrew Jardine who showed great hands and change of foot to score a converted try.
From this Biggar were now starting to find gaps in the Dunfermline defence and Scott Thomson took a pass from Rory McGinn to break through and indeed run some yards to score a converted try.

One are of play that Biggar were showing well in was defence and it was Rory McGinn at stand off who was putting in numerous vital tackles to contain Dunfermline.
The next try was really just down to good hands from the backs and with Andrew Jardine finding space he was able to go over for a converted try just prior to half time.

Half Time – Dunfermline Colts 7pts v Biggar Colts  40pts.   

The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side and with a good squad on the day Biggar were able to bring on boys just as strong as those leaving the field and that matters.
Henry Adams came on and instantly made his mark with strong running up the field passing to Peter Steele who in turn passed back to Henry who then crossed over for a converted try.
Biggar then came into a part of the game where they put 3 more tries in quickly with Scott Thomson (Silver Fox) who had been excellent all day with his strong running scoring 2 more to get this hat trick.

Euan Bogle then put in a well angled cross filed kick which bounced and the Jack Court timed his run to grab and run in form half way to put Biggar into a commanding position.
However Dunfermline took advantage of some slack play and went in for a try.

All the squad were now being used and although there was many changes it was not in any way altering or hindering the team display.
A quick tap penalty was taken by Peter Steele who was on hand to take the final pass again after it went through a few players.
The last score was from Henry Adams who again showed great support play to be on hand for the last score converted.

Final Score : Dunfermline Colts 12pts v Biggar Colts 78pts 

Coaches were pleased after the game but again feel there is certain areas still to work on and this will be continued at training .

Although a squad effort there was a few notable performances.
Scott Thomson who showed tremendous strength and presence all day along with Mark Ewart. 
Back Row of Ross Jackson, Kyle Anderson and Stuart Affleck who were ever present in doing the rucking and defensive work.
In the backs Rory McGinn put in both an impressive defensive and attacking display along with Andrew Jardine and Peter Steele showing their class.
Henry Adams back after a long term injury showed up well in attack.
Euan Bogle converted 9 tries from 12 and his kicking is a major asset to the team.

One area of the game which was pleasing to see was the decision making at Number 8, 9 and 10 with Ross Jackson as captain showing strong and clear leadership. This crucial area worked well.
The scrum is also being secured more after some specialist work by Johnny Bogle.

Coaches Ian, David and Gavin still though have many other areas to work on.

Next Saturday it is another away league game at Falkirk            


What’s on this weekend (29th/30th Aug)

This weekend
1sts v Lasswade: BT National 2. (A)  
Unfortunately the 1st VX didnt have the best start to their league campaign and lost 36-6


The 2nd XV were short of players and so couldnt field a team againts Stew Mel


Colts v Dunfermline Green Conference (A) The Colts put in impressuive performance against Dunfermline to win easily

 

Sunday
Mini v Livingston – away


All youth age groups v Dunfermline (Green Conference)


S1 played their first competitive midi match and won comfortably, but Dunfermline could field a S2 side.

 


U-15’s and U-16’s away The 15's lost but the 16's managed to win


Help still required

Programme Editor/Match reporter/match report collator.

The season is just around the corner and the club would very much appreciate the help of someone (or a small team) to take on the above roles.

 

A programme is produced for each 1st XV and a couple of 2nd or Colts XV matches. We've always managed to produce a 'good' programme and want to maintain that tradition. Can you help? 

 

We also need to submit match reports to the local papers and, perhaps more importantly, for the website. Can you help?

 

Finally, the match reports from the all the sections need someone to collate them together for the Press and again for the website. Can you help?

 

You could be a player or keen supporter but we do need your help.

 

Lots more details available from Al Stewart (07796 175 381)


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