Sunday 25 February
Wee Reds Welcome Dunfermline
The Wee Reds welcomed Dunfermline Minis to Mains Park on Sunday across the P4 to P7 age groups.
Report by Carly Calder
The P4s were happy to host two teams from Dunfermline, giving the opportunity for a small round-robin. The numbers worked out ideally for 8-a-side, one more than usual. Having slightly less space on the pitch created a better balance between attack and defence, leading to some entertaining rugby for the spectators.
The Reds had struggled slightly against the notably larger size of the Dunfermline players in previous encounters, but on this occasion a combination of heroic tackling, team work, and clever use of the touch lines managed to neutralise many of the threats. Great offloads and nimble finishing allowed Linlithgow to triumph in both games. The overall performance was the highlight of the P4 season so far.
Report by Tim Armour
We welcomed Dunfermline to Mains Park for the third meeting of the teams this season, – so we knew each others games well! The P6s played three games and the Wee Reds ran in some great team tries whilst keeping a really tight defence. The team spirit was high and the squad made it that all of the 12 players scored at least one try each.
It was great to see some of the rucking practise during training pay off as the Reds turned the ball over multiple times in all three games played. Dunfermline were up against a really strong Wee Reds attack and resorted to kicking the ball many times. The Wee Reds gratefully received the ball and used it to increase the try count.
Particular shout outs to Finn and Rory for many tries, Joe for a fantastic interception and Kiernan for some fantastic rucking. Euan had a great game and both the Brodies had some great moves along with Abi, and Tom nailing great tries. Daniel, Max and Finlay ran in some beautiful tries and produced some brilliant tackles at critical times. All in all a fantastic team effort which showed the time and effort in training coming to full fruition.