U16s re­main un­beaten after good win over Kil­lie

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for­ward but a good tackle by Lochy al­lowed Fraser Forsyth to sprint down the line, evad­ing all tack­les, to score un­der the posts.

The Ste­wartry for­wards were dom­i­nat­ing the bro­ken play and did not have many prob­lems at the scrum even though the Kil­marnock scrum ap­peared big­ger and heav­ier.

Pa­trick passed to Peter from a scrum and a well-timed pass al­lowed Fraser Gib­son to make one of his trade­mark, bul­lock­ing runs through sev­eral tack­les and touch down for a score near the side line.

A good move by the backs al­lowed Lochy to sprint up the touch­line to score.

Near the mid­dle of sec­ond half, Glen came off to be re­placed by Finn and Alexan­der came on to re­place Rory.

Kil­marnock ven­tured into the Ste­wartry half with good for­ward play but a strong tackle by Paddy and Ryan turned over the ball al­low­ing Pa­trick to find Fraser Forsyth who showed his class by ghost­ing past two de­fend­ers and scor­ing un­der the posts.

At the last play, Kil­marnock had the put in and Pad­dyTraynor made a strike against the head al­low­ing Pacey to mo­tor down the wing. He was high tack­led and from the re­sult­ing penalty Ryan Cochrane got the ball and drove pow­er­fully over the line to score the ninth and fi­nal try with PeterYoung con­vert­ing five times.

There were good dis­plays by all play­ers with spe­cial men­tion to the front five who looked very solid and com­fort­able against a heav­ier pack.

The back row did all the dirty work, Fraser and Lochy mar­shalled the backs and Archie and Peter are form­ing a solid part­ner­ship and cre­at­ing a link be­tween for­wards and backs with ease.

The for­wards ruck­ing is get­ting bet­ter each week, the backs are start­ing to re­alise that quick passes cre­ate more space and strong straight run­ning ties in de­fend­ers.

They are still on oc­ca­sions mak­ing life hard by not us­ing a team mate in space but over­all a very sat­is­fy­ing per­for­mance and ev­ery player should take credit.

On a run Ste­wartry’s Glen Duke in ac­tion against Kil­marnock un­der-16s on Sun­day

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