Biggar Colts beat Dunfermline
Biggar Colts 73pts v Dunfermline Colts 0pts
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
And again on Saturday in a friendly Biggar Colts showed their ability and togetherness by convincingly beating Dunfermline Colts who are in the National League.
On a great day for running rugby, Biggar were ready from kick off to play a competitive game up front as the Dunfermline pack were big and looked as though they would be a match up.
Indeed they were for the first 15 minutes as the Biggar pack tried to impose the advantage up front which took time but when they did the backs were ready to launch their speed and skill.
This they did to good effect going in for the first score in the corner after Gregor Stewart went blind, passing to William Grieve who in turn put Martin Hunter in for a try.
Straight from the kick off, Biggar went further ahead with a strong break by Peter Steele who gained considerable yards, offloading to Craig Stewart who bullied his way up the wing before passing to William Grieve who went in for a try converted by Gregor Stewart.
Dunfermline were showing cracks in their defence and Simon Denholm exploited a gap to then pop a pass to Mark Ewart who in his normal manner scorched through the defence to score which was gain converted by Gregor Stewart.
Dunfermline were simply unable to deal with the forwards relentless pressure and power which in turn gave the Biggar backs plenty time and ball with it.
In the backs Simon Denholm was getting excellent ball provided to him and so allowing Gregor Stewart at stand off to gain control the game and this he did to huge effect all afternoon. A strong feature of his game was his tactical kicking into space and often to the corners which constantly forced Dunfermline to turn.
It was a kick by Stewart from the back of a ruck that allowed Danny McAllister to time the bounce and power through for another converted try.
The game was split into thirds
After first third it was 26-0 to Biggar
In the second period Dunfermline at the start struggled to find their game as the Biggar forwards especially Mark Ewart, William Grieve and Kyle Anderson were starting to rumble up the park . These players may take the limelight but it is everyone in the team who makes this happen.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
Mark Ewart, who was on the wing due to injuries, was given the ball to then go off again on a typical rumbling run to score in the corner.
However Dunfermline started to gain some confidence and did not make it all one way as their forwards put in a considerable effort to keep hitting up for a period of time.
Biggar did eventually manage to contain them and then go on the attack. It was great to see Liam McCarry on the other wing show confidence and speed on the wing to go over for his debut try converted by Simon Denholm.
End of third period Biggar 52 pts, Dunfermline 0pts
In the last period Biggar did not rest and with quick hands, Liam McCarry totally outpaced the defence to go in for his second try again converted by Simon Denholm.
Following this Gregor Stewart released Stevie (young boy) Campbell at pace who in turn timed a pass to Peter Steele to power over for a converted try.
Players were now being switched about due to injuries, fitness levels and some not feeling so well due to the night before illness which often holds our athletic players back.
However Biggar did not let this hold them back and with Jack Foster taking full control at full back there was no way Dunfermline were going to break through.
From a kick off Ross Jackson stormed up the park to go over for a converted try and the last score of the day was left to ever present Ryan Anderson who along with his brother Kyle showed great strength with some hard tacking and ribbing the ball at times from attackers. Try converted by Mark Ewart – yes Mark.
Full time Biggar Colts 73pts v Dunfermline 0pts.
Another good performance by the squad and who continue to want to improve and work on any weaknesses.
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success”.
Next Week it is definitely an away League Game against Musselburgh/Dalkeith who have pulled together strong squad and so it should prove to be a cracking encounter. Support would be welcome.
Story date: 30/09/2014
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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