On Wednesday 22nd of November the Ardvreck Under 9 Rugby Team travelled to Cargilfield to play a triangular tournament. It was to prove to be a very muddy affair.
Our first match was against St.Marys. We frequently had possession of the ball and we tackled well. In the end we lost four tries to eight. Our defence seemed to crumble at the end. The boys were now wet and cold and they had given St.Marys, ‘a run for their money’.
Our next match was against Cargilfield. By the end of the first half it looked like it could be a two all draw. We frequently had possession of the ball and we were tackling well. However, Cargilfield were able to run up our wings and scored two further tries. The boys had given the game their all. Now they just needed a good wash!
All the team had played well. However, special mention should go to Joel and Struan who continually drove into the opposition. (Mr Gibson)
The weather was terrible, raining and cold, but it takes more than that to stop us from playing rugby.
We had four players from Ardvreck, and so were joined by two boys from Cargilfield to make up a 6 a side team.
We played contact rugby against Cargilfield and played touch rugby against St Mary’s.
In the first match against Cargilfield our tackling needed to improve, as they scored some early tries without reply. The second half saw some excellent tackling from Louis and some fast running from Reid. This meant we won more possession, and scored a few tries to make the final score 8-5 to Cargilfield.
We stayed on the pitch to play St Mary’s at touch rugby. We passed with speed and accuracy, meaning it was difficult for St Mary’s to gain possession. There was some excellent play from Sholto, who intercepted a St Mary’s pass and gained lots of ground for Ardvreck. Bruce touch tackled with determination, making it very difficult for St Mary’s to get into a passing rhythm. We ran in lots of tries with very little reply from St Mary’s. and the final score was 10-3 to Ardvreck.
Man of the Match was Louis, for his determined running, positional play and tackling. (Mr Trussler)