Dumfermline Lift National Under-18 Youth Bowl

Dunfermline won the National Under-18 Youth Bowl with a 20-0 win over Portobello on the Murrayfield back pitches tonight.

Despite the margin, the sides endured a tense and scoreless first-half before Dunfermline settled their stall at half-time and racked up three unanswered tries and a penalty to win the Bowl.

Dunfermline won the National Under-18 Youth Bowl with a 20-0 win over Portobello on the Murrayfield back pitches tonight.

Despite the margin, the sides endured a tense and scoreless first-half before Dunfermline settled their stall at half-time and racked up three unanswered tries and a penalty to win the Bowl.

Their first score came 12 minutes into second-half when rangy outside-centre Manveer Bhai ran in a fine score which was converted by stand-off Gregor McNeish, 7-0.

Dunfermline then kept up the pressure and, while McNeish missed out on the opportunity to extend their lead when his penalty rebounded off the upright, the stand-off soon made amends with a fine drop goal to crucially put his side more than a score ahead, 10-0.

Just two minutes later Dunfermline crossed the whitewash through hooker Tom Murray before inside-centre Martin Scade scored the side's third and final try to win the Bowl.

FULL TIME: 20-0

Dunfermline
Dan Broadley; Ben Sheriff, Manveer Bhai, Martin Scade, Niall Cunningham; Gregor McNeish, Andy Watt; Corrie Reid, Tom Murray, Pete Ratomski, Clarke Smith, Fraser Cowe CAPTAIN, Lewis Stewart, James McAllister, Alex Henderson
Substitutes
Robbie Snowden, Leo Short, Laim Linton, Michal Orzeg-Wydra, Finlay Valentine, Blane McManus, Scott McLeod

Portobello
Keith Jaffrey; William Wallace, Lewis Hamilton, Andrew Denham, Luke Chan; Steven Hamilton, Chris Arnott; Jordan Douglas, Donald Burn, Aaron Campbell, Murray Boyter CAPTAIN, Connor Dempsey, Fraser Mackay, Kyle Zahariev, Glen Sutton
Substitutes
Craig Allen, Euan Gibson, David Swan, Ronan Jebb, Sean Kneeshaw, Cameron Dearden, Ryan Rogers

Man of the match: Alex Henderson