U15s' Hat-trick Denied

U15s' Hat-trick Denied

Published on 19 March 2009

boy carrying rugby ballAn exceptionally strong start by Edinburgh Academy with four tries in the first 20 minutes proved too tough a challenge for our U15 team to overcome in the final of the Bell Lawrie Scottish School Under 15 Cup at Murrayfield last night.

This meant that the three-in-a-row possibility was denied for our U15 squad.

However, our boys’ were tenacious and bounced back after trailing 24–0, with scrumhalf Ramsay Young (S3) scoring a try, converted by Aodán Donnelly (S3). Aodán then scored Watson’s second try, which he converted.

Half time came with a score line of 24–10 and the Academy started the second half strongly scoring their fifth try. However, again Watson’s recovered and played some good attacking rugby with lead to Matthew Horsman (S3) driving over the line. Andrew McMillan (S3) converted his try.

Gareth Edwards, Principal, said, “The final score of 29–21 is a fair reflection of what was a really good game of rugby. I was really proud of our boys' resilience; they could so easily have lost confidence and the game would have been over by half time. They fought very hard, but, to be fair, the Academy boys proved their resilience too in holding on to their lead.”