The scoreline is not indicative of how the Scottish started the game. With much of the first half like a sinusoidal wave hitting the highs and lows of our play, we were not able to get any momentum. Knock ons, turnovers and passes into touch kept Ajax in the game and we made it more difficult on ourselves than we needed to. However we answered the bell, by squeaking the first try of the game with Mathan Joseph going over the chalk.
At the 30th minute mark the 2nd XV began to pull away – finding their “mojo” and began to string a few phases through the hard work by Asad Choudhry in the centres. Some timely substitutions at the half and better passages of play lead to an eruption of points, with all players contributing.
Rahim Dharamsi, lead the way with good leadership and his bullocking runs through the Ajax defensive line, gave us the go forward momentum that we needed.
The 2nd XV are on a roll, and the 1st XV’s success depends on their success in this year’s competition.