Glasgow U16 – National Identification Fixtures Round Up
Glasgow 3 – 10 Caledonia
Glasgow loses out in a scrappy match, where neither side got into their stride. The Caledonia back row and back line edged the encounter through some fierce tackling and intelligent running lines. A Chris King try and Jack Urqhuart conversion put Caledonia ahead half way through the first half before Stephen Gillies pulled 3 points back with a penalty for Glasgow. A deadlock ensued until Jack Urqhuart pulled Caledonia 7 points ahead with a further kick after Glasgow gave away a series of penalties. The second half was a stalemate as both defenses held solid.
Glasgow 5 – 41 Edinburgh
A home match at GHA for Glasgow could not help them in this match against a pacy Edinburgh back line. Glasgow had the better first quarter exerting pressure in the opponents 22, but failed to capitalise on some good forward surges. Eventually Edinburgh broke free and Alistair Fraser converted a penalty before Freddy Smith scored a try, finishing off a fine break by Chris Dean. This spurred Glasgow on and after exerting pressure on the Edinburgh line Jonny Tait broke the Edinburgh defence just before half time. With injuries and substitutes disorganising Glasgow – Edinburgh took full advantage of some slack organization and tackling and scored 2 tries in the 1st ten minutes. Glasgow tried to rally but good tackling and counter attacking saw Edinburgh score a further three tries from distance to make the score board very one sided.
Glasgow 29 – 24 Borders
The Borders came at Glasgow from the whistle and threatened Glasgow’s line through the whole match with some fierce work at the breakdown. Early Border pressure did not result in any points and Glasgow picked up to fortunate tries through a Fraser Smeaton charge down & a Scott Murray 70 metre intercept. Eventually the Borders scored trough Gregor Mein (penalty), Cameron Scott (Try) and Blair Hutchison’s solo try. Just before half time Glasgow went back into the lead after good work from Blair Jardine & Danny McCluskey put Max Lott over for a try. The second half continued in a similar vein, with both sides changing the lead. Further points came from Callum MacEwan & Frankie Robson (Borders) and Matt Evans & Chris Barnes (Glasgow).
Thanks must go to all the Glasgow Management Team & Players and Parents.
Regional Performance Manager