FOSROC SUPER6: ROUND 5

Match report from this weekend’s FOSROC fifth Super6 match. Stirling County went up against Boroughmuir Bears on Sunday afternoon at Meggetland.

Although both teams played some nice attacking rugby the first points didn’t get put on the board until 24 minutes in. 

A try scored by Stirling County from a line out near the five-metre line. Scrum-half Grant Hughes paced towards the line, the ball was recycled by stand-off Andrew Goudie, who then found Dean Taylor-Menzies who managed to get the opening score of the game. [0-5]

Boroughmuir Bears got their first points of the game at the half hour mark with a penalty kick from Tom Pittman. [3-5]

Stirling pushed back in the 35th minute with Archie Russell cutting a nice supporting line to score the second try of the match and Craig Robertson adding the conversion.   [3-12]

Just before the half-time whistle blew, another penalty was awarded to the Bears as Stirling’s Connor Gordon was shown a yellow card for a high tackle. Tom PIttman slotted the ball again nicely between the posts. [6-12]

HALF-TIME: Boroughmuir Bears 6-12 Stirling County

Five minutes into the second-half No. 18 George Breese was sent on the pitch to replace No. 1 JP Phelan, and a few minutes after that No. 21 Caleb Korteweg was sent to replace No. 9 Grant Hughes.

In the 53rd minute there was a missed chance for County as they won a penalty after the Bear’s failed to roll away at the breakdown but the shot at the goal hit the post.

No. 8 Dean Taylor-Menzies was taken  off the pitch in the 57th minute and No. 20 Ali Mackie was sent on to replace him. 

With just twenty minutes left, Boroughmuir Bears took lead in the game when Euan Ferrie peeled off the back of a maul and scored a try for the home team. Tom Pittman then secured the conversion. [13-12]

The 62nd minute saw the replacement of No. 10 Andrew Goudie with No. 22 Euan Cunningham.

Bears extended their lead minutes after when inside centre Duncan Munn put in a grubber kick for Martin Cimprich to collect, the ball was then recycled and Tom Brown secured the ball over the try line for the Bears, and once more Pittman added conversion points. [20-12]

Bears extended their lead minutes after when inside centre Duncan Munn put in a grubber kick for Martin Cimprich to collect, the ball was then recycled and Tom Brown secured the ball over the try line for the Bears, and once more Pittman added conversion points. [20-12]

In the 75th minute Stirling started to close the gap on the scoreboard. Full-back Craig Robertson chipped the ball over to winger Tom Roche and successfully scored a try. [20-17]

FULL-TIME: Boroughmuir Bears 20-17 Stirling County

Head Coach

Ben Cairns commented on the game:

“We have only won one game in the first 5, we need to be better than that. We believe we are better than that but the results don’t really lie at this stage, half-way through a season. There is a lot of reflection that needs to be done over this break week to make sure that we come back and start putting in performances that we think are deserving of wins.”

Match report by Eve Allison

SCORERS

Boroughmuir Bears: TRY – Euan Ferrie, Tom Brown CON – Tom Pittman (2) PEN – Tom Pittman (2) DROP GOAL – Tom Pittman

Stirling County: TRY – Dean Taylor-Menzies, Archie Russell, Tom Roche CON – Craig Robertson

MATCH OFFICIALS

Ref: Graeme Ormiston

AR1: Keith Allen

AR2: Ross Mabon

No4: Kevin McGhee

Time: Dr Rebecca Wheater

 

FOSROC Player of the Match

Trystan Andrews (Boroughmuir Bears)

 

CARDS

Yellow – Connor Gordon (Stirling County)

Boroughmuir Bears: 15. Martin Cimprich, 14. Tom Brown, 13. Ronan Kerr, 12. Duncan MunN, 11. Jordan Edmunds, 10. Tom Pittman, 9. Kaleem Barreto; 1. Ross Dunbar, 2. Craig McKenzie, 3. Dan Winning CAPTAIN, 4. Jack Fisher, 5. Will Inglis, 6. Craig Keddie CAPTAIN, 7. Scott McGinley, 8. Trystan Andrews.

Replacements: 16. Finlay Scott, 17. George Cave, 18. Martin McGinley, 19. Euan Ferrie*, 20. Mzwandile Mncube, 21. Kyle McGhie, 22. Murray Johnstone, 23. Rory Drummond

Stirling County: 15. Craig Robertson, 14. Steven Hamilton, 13. Archie Russell, 12. Craig Jardine, 11. Tom Roche, 10. Andrew Goudie, 9. Grant Hughes; 1. JP Phelan, 2. Reyner Kennedy CAPTAIN, 3. Lewis Skinner, 4. James Pow, 5. Byron Bowes, 6. George Arnott, 7. Connor Gordon, 8. Dean Taylor-Menzies

Replacements: 16. Angus Fraser*, 17. Kevin Crainey, 18. George Breese, 19. Bradley Luney, 20. Ali Mackie, 21. Caleb Korteweg, 22. Euan Cunningham*, 23. Landon Hayes

*FOSROC Scottish Rugby Contracted Academy Player