Girls over­pow­ered in Scot­tish Cup tie

East Kilbride News - - MOTORS -

Try hard An un­der­strength East Kil­bride Rugby Club un­der-15 girls team found Lis­more too phys­i­cal and too ex­pe­ri­enced in their Scot­tish Cup tie, go­ing down to a heavy de­feat at Tor­rance House on Sun­day.

The Ed­in­burgh girls pre­sented a big, im­pos­ing unit who blew EK away in the early ex­changes, run­ning in a rake of unan­swered tries to all but end the con­test af­ter 20 min­utes.

Even­tu­ally though East Kil­bride gained some de­gree of par­ity, par­tic­u­larly up front, where the makeshift front row of Ab­bie Meyer, Emma Wat­son and Laura Vassie put se­ri­ous pres­sure on their op­po­nents.

Cap­tain Kirsty Ritchie scored the only EK try in the first half, go­ing over in the cor­ner just be­fore the break. Lis­more con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate the sec­ond half, con­tin­u­ally dis­pos­sess­ing EK at the tackle.

But the home side did re­tain enough of the ball for half backs Evie McLure and Ca­van Ryan to set strong run­ning cen­tre Charli Boan free for a cou­ple of scores, while Han­nah Macma­hon and Ritchie also crossed.

Five tries was a re­ward for the ef­forts of the EK girls, but there was a def­i­nite gulf be­tween the sides which can only be ad­dressed on the train­ing field.

• Mean­while, EK’s se­nior team had their match with Garnock called off on Satur­day due to a wa­ter­logged pitch.

They now host An­nan on Satur­day, kick-off 3pm at Tor­rance House.

Charli Boan, left, and Kirsty Ritchie, right, crossed for EK against Lis­more

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