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U18 Girls lose out in Cup

U18 Girls Club Cup 31st March 2019

Premature Exit from Cup!

Following the confusion of the first round, with so many clubs unable to field teams, the structure of this quarter final round was altered to three way ties. Biggar (last year’s champions) were matched up with Stirling and Ayr which meant that at least one of last year’s finalists would be knocked out at this early stage in the competition.

 

The round robin matches were to be played at Stirling however with Ayr suffering numerous “call offs” on the day and they were only able to field 10 players and, therefore, conceded. This meant that the only meaningful match was to be Stirling v Biggar. This match was to be 20 minutes each half. Stirling had a full squad of 22 players and Biggar 18 due to injury and holiday withdrawals.

 

The game kicked off in bright sunshine and perfect conditions for running rugby. Both teams started strongly but it was Stirling who registered the first converted try after 5 minutes. Biggar got more into the game and showed nice offloading skills to level the score after 15 minutes. However following a series of errors Stirling managed a further converted try right on the stroke of half time to give them a half time lead of 14 – 7.

 

The second half started very competitively but was halted after a few minutes due to a couple of serious injuries with Biggar’s Emma Orr having to come off. Biggar had to re-shuffle certain positions with Geri Kimm taking over at No.10. Following some good line breaks, Biggar scored their second try taking the score to 14 – 12.The next phase of play had errors creeping in from both sides and with Rachel Philipps leaving the field due to injury, it meant further shuffling of the Biggar line up. Stirling took advantage at this stage and despite some strong defence scored a further converted try to open the scoring out to 21 – 12. The Biggar girls continued to give their all, but a sustained Stirling attack allowed them two further scores to capture the tie. Final score was 35 – 12.

 

The Biggar squad were naturally very disappointed and will now drop into the shield competition although the line-up for this is equally confusing.

 

Try scorers - Emma Orr and Rachel Philipps. Player of the match – Rachel Philipps

 

We wish Emma and Rachel speedy recoveries from their injuries


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