U9s Rugby- Merchiston 18/11/17

On Saturday 18th November the Under 9 Rugby team travelled to Belhaven. We played 8-a-side. It was a game of three ten minute segments. Belhaven scored first. We were slow to respond and it looked as if it we were going to get soundly defeated. We then evened the score, but Belhaven went on to score three more tries. So we had a break. We changed the line slightly. Ardvreck came back into the game and it was suddenly six tries to eight. Belhaven were still in front. We were rucking, tackling and playing as a team. We had confidence and it showed in our play. In the last segment it was a hard fought game and I was delighted to see Rory B driving into the opposition with the help of Ronan K, Antoine d and Struan M. Jamie FP was scoring numerous tries and so were other members of the team. Patrick G was great at finding space and passing the ball the ball down the line. Sholto C and Reid O held the line and were quick to pick up any loose ball. I was impressed. We lost eight tries to eleven. If we had been as confident at the beginning of the match as we were at the end it may well have been a draw. However, the boys played well and Belhaven were excellent hosts. (Mr Gibson)