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End of season success for S2’s at Dalziel

S1/S2 team produce an excellent victory over Dalziel

An excellent display of running rugby was displayed at Hartree Mill on Sunday as the S1/S2 team made it 2 wins in a row and 10 wins in the season.

Dalziel arrived with a big squad both in numbers and stature and as the game started it was obvious that they had one or two very good players in their midst.  Biggar started well however and put them under sustained pressure until a lapse in concentration allowed Dalziel to steal the ball and break quickly.  A few tackles were missed as the strong running Dalziel centre headed for the line and opened the scoring under the posts.   

Biggar responded from the kick off.  A good kick straight up the middle saw Dalziel dither and great running from Jamie Bell saw him kick on deep in the 22.  Excellent support play from Cameron Snell saw him in the right place to dive on the ball and score the try which brought the score back to 4-4.

From then on, Biggar were dominant.  Tails were up, handling was good, running was excellent, teamwork was superb and the pack absolutely dominated both scrum and line-out.

The second Biggar try was the pick of the bunch from a well held scrum James Dudds picked quickly and got the backs running.  Good quick hands and straight running gave Biggar an overlap to score with possibly Calum McCallum touching down (apologies if it was someone else) but all deserved credit. 

The pack then started to dominate and give excellent ball to the backs who stretched Dalziel time and again.  Prop Hugo Baillie showed a cracking turn of pace and possibly even a side-step to run in from outside the 22.  By now Dalziel had suffered a couple of injuries and were beginning to tire but Biggar kept turning the screw. 

A fourth try was added just before the end of the first period by Drew.  A kick from Dalziel inside their own half was taken well and he found space to go in from inside his own half. 

Half Time 13 – 4

The second period gave Biggar a chance to really open up.  Dalziel were missing tackles which was to prove costly.  With the forwards strength in the scrum meaning that almost every scrum was won regardless of who was putting in Dalziel opted for line-outs and kicked for touch a couple of times.  This ploy was to prove costly too with Biggar spoiling well and taking the ball on a number of occasions.

A further 6 tries in all were added by Biggar in the second period.  Cameron Snell who had an excellent game and always seemed to be in the right place at the right time scoring three further tries all of which seemed to be remarkably similar.  Picking up the ball from his own half and bursting through at speed to touch down under the posts each time.

Cameron Smith scored two excellent tries both from out wide on the left.  Whilst the handling in the build-up was high quality, on both occasions he still had lots to do and showed and real turn of pace to touchdown under the posts twice.

Ewan also finished off a fine move back move this time from the right coming in almost under the posts.

A good day at the office for the S1/S2 team with hard work and graft on display from all in Black and Red today and the score was not flattering to Biggar.  A third period of play was declined by Dalziel due to injuries suffered but credit to them as they tried admirably to contain a team that were brimming with flair and confidence. 

Full Time 38 – 4

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U-15’s win Edinburgh Plate

The U-15’s travelled to Dunbar for the Edinburgh District Plate final.
Biggar 45 Gala Red Triangle 12

Buoyed by the now customary culinary delights of a Jock Gray inspired pre-match breakfast (thanks again to all others who helped with this feast), the boys turned out in determined form at Dunbar where they met Gala Red Triangle.

If you can believe it, then you can achieve it!

That was the rousing call before the Edinburgh U15 League Plate Final at Dunbar on Sunday.

They believed......they achieved.

There have been many memorable moments this season and this one takes centre stage.

It may not have been the prettiest game but games against border clubs rarely are. But quite frankly it doesn't really matter. Biggar rose to the top in their own impressive style.
Biggar laid down their credentials from the outset with pressing play and took the game straight to Gala from the first whistle. They also made a thorough nuisance of themselves in the ensuing scrums. As a result, Biggar bathed in the relative luxury of a 14 point lead after 15 minutes with converted tries from Jordan Gray and Stuart Forrest.

Gala's Scottish sprint champion was a real threat on the wing and scored with impressive ease to close the gap. This was a wake-up call for Biggar as they realised they could pay for complacency. However, more was coming from the Hartreemill boys.

Jordan Gray and Guy Kelly continued to barge through the Gala defence to great effect and kept Biggar on the front foot.

The pressure was showing from the borderers and they were camped in their own half for the best part of 25 minutes. Stuart Forrest picked up another score with Daniel McConkey adding to the tally. 24-7 to Biggar at half time and they were accelerating towards a historic victory but for some reason it felt so much closer.

At the start of the second half Biggar were over the whitewash again when Lewis Stewart hit the line hard and burst through to claim a well worked try.

Gala were being outplayed in every facet really and Stuart Forrest rubbed even more salt into their wounds by picking up from just over half way and powering past a flailing defence to claim his hat-trick. The big centre wasn't going to be stopped.

Rowan Stewart took his turn to put the game well and truly beyond Gala's reach with a dominant display of running up the right, and again, there was no way he was going to be stopped.

Biggar showed more willingness to swing it wide during the game and used the forwards to give them that all important platform to work from and it worked well for the most part. Their game plan simply ground Gala down. Gala did manage to score late on but it was all too late.

Biggar is growing a clutch of fine players and they're going to be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.

Massive congratulations to Biggar U15 for a well-deserved victory that was watched by an impressive and vocal travelling Biggar support.

Coaches and parents are extremely proud of the U15 achievements.

Tries: Jordan Gray, Stuart Forrest (3), Daniel McConkey, Lewis Stewart, Rowan Stewart.
Conv: Matthew Stewart (5)

This was an excellent effort from all involved; players, coaches and of course supporters. If volume of support counted for league position or points Biggar would be vying for promotion. At Dunbar the Biggar support stretched the length of the pitch. This has been a factor throughout the season and the club and players are very proud and very grateful of the support the various teams receive.


End of season success for S2’s at Dalziel

A spring like performance for the S2's


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U-15’s win Edinburgh Plate



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