Biggar U18s 22

Stirling U18s 14

WITH both clubs able to field full teams and with neither side having lost so far this season, this was always destined to be a very competitive match... as it turned out.

Stirling started with the strong wind at their back and applied constant pressure for the first 15 minutes although a very resolute Biggar defence prevented any score. Biggar then began to find their form and after a period of sustained pressure scored their first try when Sarah Denholm spotted a gap in the Stirling defence and scored between the posts.

The conversion was added by Emily Armstrong.

Biggar continued to secure good ball and a second try was scored by Julia Bell. Both sides continued to play good rugby and Stirling scored a converted try to take the score to 12-7 at half time.

Biggar started the second half very strongly with constant pressure resulting in Stirling giving away a whole string of penalties and the Biggar squad kept their composure to secure a third try, scored by Abi Bandtock.

Stirling challenged the Biggar defence and after a well worked move with the point of attack changing several times, scored under the posts with the extra conversion points added taking the score to 17-14.

With the match very even at this point it was Biggar who continued to press strongly and after a penalty kicked to touch they secured the ball from the resulting lineout and after several phases of play touched down their fourth try - a second for Julia Bell.

This took the score to 22-14 and it was to remain at this through to the final whistle.

This was a very entertaining game showing good skills from both teams and the Biggar coaches will be very satisfied by the all-round team performance particularly in defence.

Thanks must also go to Jane Robinson for videoing the game and to Jane and Murray Brown and Marion Hughes for their sterling work in the kitchen.