Colts League campaign gets underway at last
Dunbar Colts 0 pts v Biggar Colts 79pts
Tries in the 1st half came from Stuart Affleck after some good hands by the backs, Richard Morgan out wide , Simon Denholm after a fine No8 pick up by Ross Jackson who also got on the score sheet with a take a the restart and a sprint all the way to touch down. William Grieve also had an exact similar score , followed by Mark Ewart and the Stuart Affleck and final score in the half was credited to the ever present dynamic and versatile Jack Foster who bulldozed over from 4 inches out.
In this half the backs had held firm and launched many attacks with Gregor Stewart showing excellent attacking and defensive skills and certainly operated a steady ship in midfield. Plenty ball was being distributed by James Barr and Simon Denholm. However it was concerning to see Ewan Eccles take another bad shoulder injury that may keep him out for some time.
An area of concern for the coaches was that impressive breaks were being made but when the players were being caught or tackled , often the ball was not being well offloaded so reducing more try scoring opportunities. This was evident in a lot of the players.
Half time 48 points to 0 for Biggar.
Scrums went to uncontested in the 2nd half and credit must go to Dunbar who actually came at Biggar and caused some strong defensive work to be implemented.
As we say “Its all work in progress “ and there was a time in the second half where ball was going out to the backs but too often ball was being squandered due to over running and many of them drifting which caused players to be crowded out on the wing. Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Offloading did not improve in the second half but it still does not interfere with the excellent all round performance of Biggar and especially the forwards who are willing to attack from everywhere. The whole squad deserves credit. This bunch of boys are gelling really well on the park, wanting to play for each other and this bodes well for future games.
Next up it is Haddington next Saturday at home.
Story date: 15/09/2014
Our Colts team is made up of our 16-18 age players and competes in the Edinburgh District U-18 League, competing at the highest level and providing stiff competition for any team in Scotland,. The team train on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is coached by Yogi, Muz and Gavin, who have been working hard with this ever changing group for a number of years and have coached many of our current 1st and 2nd XV players.
If you would like to know more about our colts team please conatact Colts Convener David (Muz) Murray on 07786158710
Story date: 23/02/2013
Colts FixturesSeptember 20, 2014, Edinburgh League Biggar v Haddington,
September 27, 2014, Edinburgh League Ross High,
October 4, 2014, Edinburgh League Bigar v Forresters/Currie,
October 11, 2014, Edinburgh League Preston Lodge,
October 25, 2014, Edinburgh League Biggar v Portobello,
November 1, 2014, Edinburgh League Murrayfield Wanderers v Biggar,
November 8, 2014, Edinburgh League Biggar v Lasswade,
November 15, 2014, Edinburgh League Livingston v Biggar,