Thriv­ing tal­ents of youth

West Lothian Courier - - Property -

It was an­other busy week for the youth teams at Liv­ingston with the young­sters tak­ing on Glas­gow Hawks across var­i­ous age group.

The un­der-18s were the stars of the show for Liv­ingston, though, with a stun­ning 13-10 vic­tory.

They found them­selves 5-0 down early doors be­fore a bril­liant try from Ste­wart Ter­ris lev­elled the game up.

How­ever, Glas­gow got their noses back in front just be­fore the break with their sec­ond try.

Yet again Livi re­fused to be beaten and were able to get an­other try to tie the game as Reece McFar­land was able to touch down in the cor­ner.

De­spite be­ing re­duced to 14 men, Liv­ingston had plenty of pos­ses­sion and ter­ri­tory and were fi­nally given their just re­wards when they were awarded a penalty with five min­utes left on the clock.

Dan Robin­son duly stepped up and slot­ted home what would prove to be the win­ning points.

A de­lighted coach, Stu­art Har­vey, praised his team af­ter­wards, say­ing: “We coped well with go­ing down to 14 men and the boys re­ally ral­lied. It was a great team per­for­mance.

Un­for­tu­nately there was a heavy de­feat for the un­der-16s as they lost 63-20 against a very tal­ented out­fit. Ewan Steel scored two tries with Harry Fore­hand and An­gus Pater­son also crossing the line.

The un­der-13 side played a ter­rific closely fought con­test and came away with a nar­row 24-23 vic­tory.

Jude Ed­wards was the star of the show for Livi as he pierced the Hawks de­fence four times with Matthew Hill and Ross Mor­ri­son also scor­ing tries.

Ben Philp (four) and Jamie Wil­son (two) added con­ver­sions.

Fine vic­tory U18s edged out the Hawks

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