Mini P7 at Stirling County
Mini Rugby P7
Sometimes when a team loses three games, each of them by 2 – 1, it’s a frustrating or disappointing day, but not today. Today was all about determination, great individual performances and team work; today was about putting into practice the hard work on tackling and rucking that has been done over the last 3 weeks. Today we saw the squad play proper linked up rugby with good support
going into tackles and rucks and nice offloading and passing in tricky conditions. Each of the matches went down to the wire and any game could have been won. Playing without any subs gave the team lots of playing time and experience which is all good for the future. A special thanks must go to Archie, Katie, Jack and Myles who all helped out playing with the P6s for a game or two. Feedback from the P6 coaches was that all did very well and helped out greatly - thanks.
The first game against Stirling County 1 was an even affair with Stirling doing most of the pressing but not finding any gaps until eventually they found space out wide. Biggar replied but Stirling got one more in the last minute.
The second game started with a well worked restart going straight to Ross who skipped through the Stirling County 2 defence. They came back eventually getting a try just after half time and then another at the final whistle.
In the final game GHK started brighter with some impressive passing wide especially given the conditions. With the score 1 - 0 to GHK, Biggar came out in the second half ever more determined and through hard team work and pressing got Archie a little space to go over for a deserved try. GHK came back with fresh subs and moved the ball well to get a winning try near the end.
Story date: 28/10/2014
P7’s at Linlithgow find it tough going
P7 Minis at Linlithgow
The Biggar P7s visited an autumnal Linlithgow for their annual festival which is always a competitive and enjoyable day.
First up were Watsonians, Biggar looked fresh and confident from the off consistently winning the ruck and quick ball with drives led by
Ruadhri and Fraser. Biggar played on the front foot and the first try came quickly from a break down the left with Ruadhri passing to Murray to score. More tries came from Callum, Ruadhri, Jonathan and Fraser with a final score of Biggar 5 - Watsonians 1
In the second game it was clear very early on that Linlithgow had some big powerful players and they knew how to ruck well. Unfortunately by this time Biggar had lost Ruadhri to a shoulder knock and although others tried hard Biggar couldn't control the breakdown and were pushed off the ball too often which gave Linlithgow attacking options which they used to get three trys, Biggars only try coming from Ross. Final score Linlithgow 3 - Biggar 1
In the 3rd game Biggar came up against last weeks’ rivals Gala, The game panned through very similar to last week, it was a close game but Gala were a bit quicker at the ruck and were confident to pass the ball wide quickly running in 2 trys to no reply from Biggar.
Last up were Falkirk who Biggar had beaten 6 - 1 at the start of the season, this time it was different. Falkirk used their big player to consistently make breaks which Biggar only just managed to contain, eventually though Falkirk scored, for most of the last 5 minutes Biggar were camped on the Falkirk try line but just couldn't break the line. Final Score Falkirk 1 - Biggar 0
The P7s showed lots of commitment and effort with many phases of good play but couldn't quite link all the parts together on the day. There is however a real team spirit and something special developing in the squad.
Story date: 06/10/2014
Biggar Minis at Melrose
The P7s headed down to the Melrose tournament a little depleted in numbers with 11 regulars and 2 newbees.
In our last game we came up against Dunfermline and our team played some good rugby we were 2 – 1 up with trys from Ross and Raudhri going into the last minute losing a try from a maul with 30 seconds remaining. The team kept playing tackling and competing all the time although it was clear they were tired and not able to get properly on the front foot. It was good to see Mason get a first chance to play with the team and when she got the ball go forward with it.
Training is on as usual on Thursday night and as it is the end of the month we will go into the changing rooms after the session (about 7.40) for 5 minutes to have the player of the month award and quick chat Q and A, all parents are welcome.
Story date: 01/10/2014
Minis FixturesNovember 2, 2014, P1-P2 Training, Home
November 2, 2014, P3-P7 Linlithgow, Moffat & Watsonians (Home Matches), Home
November 9, 2014, P1-P7 Training Home, Home
November 16, 2014, P4-P7 Match Stew Mel Time TBC Away, Away
November 16, 2014, Micros (P1-P3) Training, Home