Glasgow U17 Match Report 2/3/11

Glasgow U17s Denied Victory By Competitive Borders Team Glasgow U17s 20 Borders U17 27Wed 2nd March 2011Murrayfield Glasgow’s first match in the U17 National Selection Fixtures was against a strong competitive Borders team who showed that it is important to play for the entire duration of the game. Glasgow were the first team on the score sheet when John Dewar scored after three minutes. The Borderers bounced back with a try of their own from Gregor Mein, but with both conversions missed and the Border’s missing a penalty it was all tied at 5-5. Glasgow then took the lead with a well worked try by Angus MacCallum. Glasgow’s stand-off, Danny McCluskey, fixed the Borders defence with a loop in the midfield before Angus hit the line with speed to break a loose tackle and cross the line to make it 10-5. However the Borders then replied with an interception from Callum McEwan who raced 30 metres to make the score 12-10 at half time. The second half again saw Glasgow get off to an impressive start however the Borders grouped together an put in an impressive defensive show to stop Glasgow scoring any more points until the Borderers had scored a further try from Fraser Irvine and a conversion and penalty from Mein meaning the Borders were leading 22-10 with 15 minutes to play. Glasgow did their best to get back into the game with tries from Josh Rutnagur and Peter Redmayne leaving an exciting finale. As Glasgow pushed for a third second half try, the Borders took another interception from Blair Hutchinson and sealed the victory winning the first match of the championship 27-20. Glasgow will now play Edinburgh U17s on Wednesday 9th March at Murrayfield (7:45pm Kick-off) and will be looking to bounce back and hopefully get a win under their belts.