Thursday 1 November 2018

Match Summary Prem9: Accies v Currie

Results, Saturday 27 October
1st XV 15-40 Currie
2nd XV 15-33 Currie
3rd XV 28-0 Inverleith RFC

Accies 1st XV 15-40 Currie 1st XV
We started and finished really well on Saturday and gave Currie a much harder game than the score may indicate. An unfortunate yellow card (for an offence that Robbie Davis did not intentionally commit - he was trying to intercept a high pass, but it was deemed to be a deliberate knock-on) was fully exploited by Currie, as were our unforced errors.

Full match report available on The Offside Line.

Man of the Match was Martin McGinely, whose work rate never wavered during the 80 minutes and who gave his brother, playing for Currie, a hard time to boot. Martin is kindly sponsored by Douglas Roberts.

Robbie Davis - sponsored by Andrew Desson
Robbie Chalmers - sponsored by Jacoby Rugs
Goal kicks:
Richard Mill, conversion & penalty - sponsored by Graham + Sibbald

Accies 2nd XV 15-33 Currie 2nd XV
First loss of the season for the 2nd XV, in a tough game away to Currie. We showed great determination to keep the scores relatively close as we were down to 14 men for about 30 minutes in the second half. We are still top of the league but Currie are now just a point behind us, with a game in hand.

Accies 3rd XV 28-0 Inverleith RFC
This game was conceded by Inverleith at the tail end of the week, earning us the standard 28-0 result. However, we played them in a friendly so the lads could get some rugby. We started at 15-a-side, having lent Inverleith a couple of players; switched to 10-a-side; and then the game was abandoned at half time. Inverleith gained a league point for playing a friendly despite not having a full squad, which is a good policy for ensuring players who have trained get a game, but the restricted 28-0 result could impact on our points difference come the end of the season.

The 3s now have a month off league rugby, although we are trying to get some friendlies scheduled to keep the momentum going and ensure we retain our excellent numbers at training.

Onwards & upwards!


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