|May 11, 2019||3:00 pm||Marshall 1||2019|
It was truly the game of two halves and the scoreline was not flattering on how the Scottish played overall. With the lion’s share of territory and possession for much of the 1st, the Scottish turnovers at ruck time and in the tackle gave life to Lindsay who then proceeded to weave through a soft defence to draw first blood of the season with a 60 metre try. Possession and then turnovers seemed to be the theme in the first half, with the Scottish committing a few mistakes, however we were rewarded with some good work through the midfield to level the tries at one a piece.
The second half was a respite of a convoluted 1st with much of the work concentrating on winning the contact area and improving our defensive presence across the park. The team responded, again with the lion’s share of possession, converting phases into points by pushing the pace at the breakdowns from Riley Dinardo.
Set piece in both halves looked very strong with some good work in the air by Tom and James. The scrums were solid against a much heavier pack. All this cumulating towards a 34 point outburst in the 2nd, with Shane McGuire hauling 4 tries in the match. There were a few lessons to take away from yesterday’s game, but more importantly we are beginning to see the fruits of investing into a strong 2nd XV program. Reid Harrison, Chase Harrision, Harley Smyth, Quentin Lavado, Owen Lavado, Liam Moran, Jamie Williams and Will Guest made huge contributions to our win yesterday.
– Coach Ed