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Girls v Stirling County

The Girls squads hosted Stirling County.

 

The U15 side were first up and despite playing some really good rugby conceded several tries which meant that the remainder of the match was played as a Development fixture.

 

The U18 girls gave the visitors a head start and conceded 3 tries before they began to play with their usual control and passion.

 

For the past few seasons this league fixture has proved to be a very close, exciting match and this encounter was no exception. So on a sunny autumn afternoon it was Stirling that came out of the blocks the strongest and immediately pressurised the Biggar line and despite some good defence, Stirling opened the scoring after 8 minutes with a well worked try which they converted.

 

Biggar tried to exert some pressure of their own, but too frequently allowed Stirling to turnover the ball in the ruck. Stirling kept up the pressure and scored a converted try after 18 minutes and added a further try after 22 minutes to take the score to 19-0.

 

This seemed to give the Biggar girls a wake up call and they started to be more assertive when competing for the ball. This resulted in a break through move by Sarah Denholm which resulted in a try scored by Emelia Knights. Biggar secured further points through a try scored by Rachel Philips leading up to the break to take the score to 19 – 10 at half time.

 

Whereas Stirling had dominated most of the first half, it was Biggar that took control of the second half and started to make all the right decisions to maintain retention of the ball and apply pressure to the Stirling line. The Stirling defence was very strong and on several occasions they threatened to add to their score from breakaway moves. However it was Biggar that scored a further try well through the second half from a move on the blind side rounded off by Sarah Denholm.

 

Despite wave after wave of Biggar attacks they were unable to breach the Stirling line and following repeated reset scrums time ran out for the Biggar girls and rewarded Stirling with the victory, the final score 19 – 15.

 

This was again a hugely entertaining and skillful game of rugby that was thoroughly enjoyed by the large crowd that attended.

 

Well done to Emma Orr (player of the match from Biggar) and Rachel Phillips (player of the match from Stirling)

 

Many thanks to Jane Robinson for filming the game and to Fairlee Kimm and Kate Templeton in the kitchen. Next game is away to Wandies on Sunday 30th September.

Here are both teams pictured post match


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