Rugby kids do club proud

East Kilbride News - - MOTORS - Richard Beaton

With the au­tumn in­ter­na­tional pro­gramme dic­tat­ing a ces­sa­tion of se­nior fix­tures, it was the ju­niors who were the fo­cus at East Kil­bride Rugby Club over the week­end.

The un­der-16s hosted Liv­ingston and came out on top, win­ning 24-10.

The first half was an ex­tremely tight af­fair, Cameron Ren­nie’s try the only score in 40 min­utes.

EK loos­ened up as the sec­ond pe­riod pro­gressed with Euan Stir­ling, Cameron McMil­lan and David McGiven all go­ing over, Lu­cas Aitken adding the ex­tras.

The un­der-13’s vic­tory over Liv­ingston gave them their sev­enth win in eight games and kept their noses in front of Dum­fries at the top of the league.

A dull first half was dom­i­nated by the kick­ers and en­livened only by a try from Ri Mur­phy, which the stand-off con­verted him­self.

Livi strug­gled to pen­e­trate East Kil­bride’s suf­fo­cat­ing de­fence all af­ter­noon, but did man­age to snatch a try early in the sec­ond half be­fore flyer Lewis Brown put the game away for EK, streak­ing in from half-way.

Highlights amongst the younger of the age-grades were the P6 unit prov­ing too strong for Len­zie, win­ning eight tries to one.

Pick of the scores was Cameron McDaid, who prof­ited from the strong run­ning of Dy­lan Hen­nessey and the hard work off the ball of Daniel McCracken and Adam Blair which kept the move alive.

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