Glasgow U16 V Borders Match Report

Glasgow U16 38 Borders U16 26 Glasgow U16s got of to a fine start in this year’s National Identification Fixtures with a win against the Borders U16 on a wet and windy day at Bridgehaugh, Stirling. Glasgow were the first on the score sheet when Andrew Mill burst his way through a weak borders defence to score his first of three tries. Showing good pace and excellent explosive power the outside centre came on a great supporting line to take the pass from Stand-off Gavin Lowe and beat the oncoming defence to dive over the line. Next on the score sheet was Robert Brown who ran an excellent support line after Captain Harry Walker had made good yards through the midfield. Harry drew that last man in defence to slip the pass to Brown who raced onto the ball at speed and score under the posts. Borders managed to claw the score back through a well worked try from winger Cameron Pye who ran a nice angle  to take the score to 12-7 but Glasgow stretched their lead again when Andrew Mill bagged his second on another excellent supporting line this time out wide after winger Paul Ramsay found some space on the left flank. The Borders did put Glasgow under a little pressure with a try before and after the break from Sam Bandeen and Mathew Douglas but this was just the fuel that Glasgow needed to up their work rate and starve the Borders of the ball for most of the second half. Glasgow managed to get a well worked try after they forced the Borders to defend on their own line for a sustained period and it was substitute David Carruthers who powered his way over from short distance. The Glasgow scrum was then strengthened by the introduction of Scott Goodwin and the prop was rewarded with his good work in  the tight with a try from a short pass on the blind side of a ruck from substitute scrum half Jack Mooney. Andre Mill got his third of the day when he intercepted a high and loose pass on his own 22 metre line to outpace the Borders back three to score a well deserved try and setting up Gavin Lowe’s fourth successful conversion. Sadly however the Borders did have the last laugh with a try from fullback Richard Taylor but it was all too little too late and Glasgow were the winners on this occasion 38-26. Glasgow now play Edinburgh at Dunbar 3pm on Sunday 10th April.