Glasgow U18 kicked off their IDC programme with their first game at Dalziel on Sunday. Edinburgh were their first opponents on a day ideal for rugby.
Although the game was at times scrappy and error strewn, both teams showed a willingness to run the ball. The forward exchanges were keenly contested as no quarter was given or taken. Edinburgh scored first from a penalty as Glasgow were penalised for a scrum offence , and the shot at goal was converted by Jamie Forbes.
Glasgow thereafter scored with a nicely taken try down the blindside of a ruck.Ally Stevenson broke right and Rory Steele was on hand to finish off. Glasgow scored again when a lineout on the Edinburgh line was mauled over, with the Glasgow scrum half Stephen Turnbull having his hands on the ball.
Edinburgh again hit back with a try by Michael Doneghan converted by Forbes
Half time 10-10
Edinburgh began the second half strongly and took the game to Glasgow. The Edinburgh forwards drove forward and Glasgow were caught ball watching as the Edinburgh fullback Forbes scampered in for a converted try. At this stage it was important that Glasgow composed themselves and continued to press the Edinburgh try line. This they did to good effect and had overlaps been taken would have scored on more than one occasion, until eventually they moved the ball left from a ruck for Calum Kerr to score their third try.
The game was finally balanced going in to the final quarter and could have gone either way. Glasgow had two missed penalties and Edinburgh one penalty, which Jamie Forbes converted to seal the game 20-15.
Many thanks are due to all who made this game possible and particularly to Dalziel who were the hosts on the day.