Cup Success For Auchterarder And Gala

The first Brewin Dolphin Girls’ Cup finals kicked off this afternoon with an excellent sporting display from the first whistle.

Recent newcomers to girls’ rugby, The Community School of Auchterader, triumphed against Langholm in the under-15 final with a convincing 40-10 win before a closely fought under-18 final which saw Gala emerging victorious over Murrayfield Wanderers (45-39) in a match which saw each side score seven tries.

The first Brewin Dolphin Girls’ Cup finals kicked off this afternoon with an excellent sporting display from the first whistle.

Recent newcomers to girls’ rugby, The Community School of Auchterader, triumphed against Langholm in the under-15 final with a convincing 40-10 win.

Lisa Thompson was the sole scorer for Langholm, while Katie Langlands, Sasha Brown, Maryth Hunter, Kate Hendry and Eilidh Sinclair – who scored a brace of tries – contributed to Auchterarder’s score while scrum-half, Eilidh Sinclar, had a competent kicking display, sending over five of the six conversion attempts to win player of the match.

Auchterarder coach, Philip Shore, was delighted with the side’s progress since started at the school just 15 months ago.

He said: “Even though they’re new to the game, they are all good athletes, which led to their success. They tackled like demons.

“This is an immense achievement for such a small school.”

The under-18 final was a closely fought affair which saw Gala emerging victorious over Murrayfield Wanderers (45-39) in a match which saw each side score seven tries.

Despite being on home turf, the defending champions were unable to hold off the solid Borders side, who led the field at half-time 31-12.

With seven tries aside, the match came down to conversions, as Gala player Lana Skeldon found the posts for five conversions over the Wanderers’ two.

Referee, Daniel Shaw, said: “It was a very fast paced game, played in the spirit of rugby. It was a fantastic advert for girls’ rugby.”