Biggar 2nd XV at Peebles
Peebles 20 Biggar 14
The 2nd XV enjoyed a hugely entertaining floodlit match on Friday night in a game which followed the official opening of Peebles newly transformed Haylodge Park.
Cashback from the Community funds, the same ‘pot’ from which Biggar drew to fund the changing room project, has allowed Peebles to create two excellent pitches both of which benefit from a fantastic floodlight system.
The Peebles pack dominated the first half and largely won the game as they disrupted any possession Biggar managed to win. They scorched into what was a deserved 17-0 lead.
The second half was a very different affair however as Biggar managed to gain much cleaner possession and attacked with much greater confidence. The youngsters within the squad- ten of whom have graduated from Colts rugby within the past three seasons – performed admirably and will without doubt develop into a very competitive unit. Biggar managed two tries in this period and with Peebles losing no fewer than 3 players to the sin-bin went incredibly close to pulling of the win.
Story date: 29/09/2014
Despite the presence of so many young players it was left to the veterans of the side, Ewan McAlpine and Michael McKeand to score the tries although ex-Colt Jack Warnock kicked two conversions. Tackle of the evening went to Malcom Bruce with Ali Sinclair’s a very close second!