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Biggar Under 15 Girls are Scottish Champions

Biggar U15 Girls 55pts v Community School of Auchterarder 5 pts

Brewin Dolphin Girls Under 15 Scottish Cup

“Your destiny is in your hands. If you believe you can do it, you will do it”
AND THEY DID

Biggar Under 15 Girls lifted the Scottish Cup on Friday night after a truly awesome display against the Community School of Auchterarder on the main pitch at Murrayfield.
With a strong Biggar support on a perfect night for running rugby the scene was set for a game to remember.


    
From kick off the game both teams showed they were going to play at a high tempo with both strong running and excellent tackling going in.
With the tempo mistakes crept in early with both teams regularly being pulled up for knock-ons and dropped passes.
However this was not going to affect their morale and Biggar started to put strong runs together and force Auchterarder to defend for a period of time. This they did to a degree before Biggars strength told and after some good play by the forwards , Emily Armstrong powered over for the 1st try.

Biggar knew as the game progressed that if the could move the ball away from the opposition forwards and exploit outwide then they would dominate.
They did to good effect and Abbie Baillie showed tremendous turn of pace and vision to run down the wing from some 50 yards to score a great individual try.
Auchterarder did then lift their game and went on the attack out wide but when they spilt a pass, the loose ball was picked up by Feebi Robinson who took the opportunity of taking and going which she did with great speed and went over for a try and then converted by Emily Armstrong.

At this point although Biggar were ahead they were having to do a high tackle count which was needed as Auchterarder mounted attack after attack which was being well led by their powerful Number 10 ,Caitlin McClaren. Eventually their pressure told and Auchterarder went over for an unconverted try.

Now Biggar were in a game and they needed now to take the upper hand and this they did with the forwards laying a foundation for the backs to work on. Abbie Baillie again broke through but was halted by the tackle of the night just short of the line.
A few minutes later she was not going to be denied this time and with good hands out the backs Abbie Baillie went over for another try converted by Emily Armstrong.

Aucheterarder now had their backs against the wall especially as their influential number 10 had to leave the field with a leg injury.

Biggars tackling was so strong that it was turning defence into attack as Aucheterarder were trying to play an offloading game which was benefiting Biggar with spilt ball. At times the under 15 girls may not be the biggest players on the pitch but they have the biggest hearts and that counts for far more.

Half time : Biggar 24 points to Aucheterarder 5 points

Biggar started the 2nd half again at strength both in attack and defence . The strength of tackle was evident as Auchterarder were feeling the tackles going in on them and more injuries crept in. Amy Watkins was the stand out tackler who was putting hits in that nobody would want to take and this was lifting the team. Other big hits were going in from Sarah Denholm, Ailie Tucker  and Rebecca Clark.
The backs were getting clean ball out wide and at pace Rachel Hill took the ball and was brought down some 3 yards short. She then laid the ball back to allow Sharee Marshall to go over for a try.

 

Amy Watkins then orchestrated the backs to start putting their set moves into play and this she did to great effect with her passing and looping round Abbie Baillie to then set off and cut through the defence to then offload to again back to Abbie who then in turn passed to Feebi Robinson to allow her the space to take the ball at pace and go in for a great try which was converted by Emily Armstrong.

Next try was the same set move but Amy Watkins when she received the return pass was able to find space herself to go over for another converted try by Emily Armstrong.
Yes it may look as backs took the glory but its is the forwards who laid the platform for this to happen and they did to tremendous effect.

“The strength of the team is each individual member...the strength of each member is the team”.

Ailie Tucker at number 8 has been awesome all season and this  continued on Friday night with incredible runs and strength  to allow her forward to lay the foundation. The other forwards were setting up rucks and securing ball that any team in Biggar would be proud to do. This then allowed Rebecca Clarke at scrum half have clean ball to put out which she did in the 2nd half to maximum effect.

As the game drew near to full time many changes were made to allow everyone game time and was evident that those going on the pitch were as skillfull as those coming off.
Abbey Baillie then went over for her 3rd try of the night converted by Emily Armstrong.

The last try of the night was put together by the whole team who all player a part in it with many hands were involved to allow Amy Watkins to go in the corner for a try. Although not converted Emily Armstrong had a successful night with 5 conversions out of 9.

Full Time – Biggar WIN by 55 points to 5.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a teams determination and this they proved. What a performance from this team to win the cup.

Yes the girls won the cup but that just gathers dust whereas their memories will last forever. 

To see all photos from the match, click on the above photo

Everyone who attended could not have left the stadium without feeling so proud of this squad of girls.   
Squad:
Ellie Court, Rachel Hill, Sarah Denholm, Abbie Baillie, Feebi Robinson, Amy Watkins, Rebecca Clarke, Neola Mitchell, Sharee Marshall, Emily Armstrong, Erica Steele, Kaylee Fraser, Ailie Tucker, Emelia Knights, Jenny Leech, Geraldine Kimm, Meg Robinson, Abigail Clarke, Mason Cosh and Anna Boertien.

This squad to get to this point have to a coaching team who have brought so much belief into them in such a short period of time.
All the players and parents are so pleased and proud to have a coaching team of Charlie Court, Eric Shearer , Mark Foster and Steven Foster. There is a lot of time spent coaching and they have to free up their own time to do this week in week out.

For coaches the uplifting sight is seeing all the hard work on the training pitches being put into place and rewarded in the actual games. Also when things go wrong such as missed tackles and tries against them these girls simply respond by giving each other  encouragement. Thats what makes a team.

Thanks also has to go to Tammy Mitchell who also puts a lot of time in behind the scenes as there is a lot to organise each week and no more so than last week prior to the final.

 


BIGGAR RFC EASTER CAMPS / MINI COME AND TRY DAY

     

 

COME AND TRY DAY

 

For any budding young rugby players between the ages of P1-7 we will be holding 'Come and Try Day's on Sunday 5th April and Sunday 12th April.

 

No need to book on.... just turn up to Hartreemill at 11am!

 

Any questions get in touch with Calum on 07720677977 or email development.officer@biggarrfc.org.uk

 

 

EASTER CAMPS

 

This year we are looking to ramp up the benefits of the Easter Camps! Some of the plans,  include:

 

Team structure training
Position specific training
Video Analysis of Recent Games (midi)
Specific forwards and backs sessions (P5 - U18)


For these to be a success we would like to encourage as many youngsters to attend as possible. Sessions cost £10 per day though should cost be an issue please contact Calum directly.

To ensure we can plan and organise specific sessions please book on to the camp ASAP by emailing Calum on development.officer@biggarrfc.org.uk

We look forward to welcoming as many along as possible. For dates and times please see the poster below.


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