Mini and mi­cro games at Green­law

The Galloway News - - SPORTS -


On a fine sunny morn­ing at Green­law, Ste­wartry’s mi­cro team hosted New­ton Ste­wart’s mi­cros.

Three games of 10 min­utes each were played, the end re­sult be­ing three wins for Ste­wartry – 7-5,8-4 and 7-4. Well done to both teams for a fine morn­ing’s rugby. P4/5

The weather dur­ing Jan­uary proved chal­leng­ing so it was fan­tas­tic to at last have a sunny Sun­day for the mi­nis tour­na­ment at Green­law with Mof­fat and New­ton Ste­wart.

Ste­wartry’s P4/5s are a lit­tle short on num­bers so they bor­rowed op­po­si­tion play­ers to play eight-a-side for their four games.

An­gus, Finlay, Fraser, Ryan and Zak in­te­grated skil­fully and all played ex­tremely well. Tack­ling was par­tic­u­larly good, which helped pre­vent a num­ber of op­po­si­tion at­tack­ing moves.

The P4/5s won all four of their matches and each of the boys man­aged to score dur­ing their se­ries of games. P6/7

Ste­wartry wel­comed New­ton Ste­wart and Mof­fat, with Ste­wartry hav­ing suf­fi­cient play­ers to field two teams and play eight-aside rugby.

The Green­law club played a se­nior P7 team and also a de­vel­op­ment/P6 team.

The se­nior team won com­fort­ably against both New­ton Ste­wart and Mof­fat – 6-0 and 5-0.

This group of play­ers have played to­gether for many years now and know their roles and their team­mate roles well.

Al­though the re­sults were not kind to the de­vel­op­ment team in their games against New­ton Ste­wart and Mof­fat, it did give all the newer play­ers plenty of game time un­der the di­rec­tion of some younger, ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers.

Ste­wartry then mixed and evened out their teams for a game against each other. Th­ese teams were re­tained for the fi­nal games with Ste­wartry Black los­ing out 4-2 to New­ton Ste­wart and win­ning 2-1 against Mof­fat.

Ste­wartry’s aim over the re­main­ing months of the sea­son is to de­velop the con­fi­dence, ruck­ing and tack­ling tech­nique of the newer play­ers and to try to chal­lenge the skill sets of the se­nior play­ers.

This Sun­day train­ing is at 10.30am. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come and the club is par­tic­u­larly keen to en­cour­age P4/5 boys and girls to come along to try rugby.

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