FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series Review of the Round | Round 3
The third round of FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series action got underway on Friday evening, here's how the matches played out.
FRIDAY 29 APRIL: SOUTHERN KNIGHTS V STIRLING COUNTY
The home side Southern Knights opened the scoring with a long range penalty kick by 19-year old scrum-half Ben Afshar in the opening five minutes of the game.
County hit back five minutes later when the ball came out to their backs and Logan Trotter calmly fed the ball to Ross McKnight who went in at the corner.
HALF-TIME: SOUTHERN KNIGHTS 3-12 STIRLING COUNTY
In the opening moments of the first-half Knights hooker Fraser Renwick resisted the urge to clear out at the breakdown, instead he quickly picks up the ball and dives over the try line to make it a two-point game after Chamberlain converted.
Closing in on the hour mark Lewis Skinner crashed over the whitewash for Stirling County to take their lead to seven points.
County earned themselves a bonus-point win towards the end of the game when DJ Inness skimpered over for a last minute try.
FULL-TIME: SOUTHERN KNIGHTS 10-24 STIRLING COUNTY
FOSROC Super6 Player of the Match: Logan Trotter (Stirling County)
Referee: Ruairidh Campbell
Southern Knights: Fraser Renwick
Stirling County: Ross McKnight, Gregor Hiddleston, Lewis Skinner, DJ Innes
Southern Knights: Nathan Chamberlain
Stirling County: Marcus Holden (2)
Southern Knights: Ben Afshar
Red Card - Jacob Henry (Southern Knights)
SATURDAY 30 APRIL: BOROUGHMUIR BEARS V WATSONIANS
Watsonians kept their unbeaten start to the Sprint Series going with a 15-0 win against Boroughmuir Bears in the rain at Meggetland.
Joe Reynolds opened the scoring after 10 minutes as he darted through two tackles and sprinted over the line on the right side.
And the visitors had a second try in the 24th minute. Lewis Berg ran a lovely inside line to cut through the defence, and stepped around the last defender before dashing into the left corner.
Just before half time, Watsonians lost scrum half Rory Brand to the sin bin for a high tackle.
HALF-TIME: Boroughmuir Bears 0-12 Watsonians
It looked as if the second half was going to end scoreless, but with the last play Lee Millar slotted a penalty from in front of the posts on the Bears 22 to seal the win for Watsonians.
FULL-TIME: Boroughmuir Bears 0-15 Watsonians
FOSROC Super6 Player of the Match: Joe Reynolds (Watsonians)
Referee: Graeme Ormiston
Watsonians: Joe Reynolds, Lewis Berg
Watsonians: Jason Baggott
Watsonians: Lee Millar
SATURDAY 30 APRIL: AYRSHIRE BULLS V HERIOT'S RUGBY
Hosts Ayrshire Bulls opened the scoring in the 14th minute when scrum-half Cam Jones kicked through, winger Eli Caven was able to neatly collect the ball in wet conditions and dive over.
Heriot’s got on the scoreboard near on 20 minutes when Jason Hill broke free from a line-out, Jack Mann collected the back from the back of the ruck and drove over the whitewash, the conversion from Bruce Houston was successful.
Minutes later Bulls restored their lead from the lineout, with a powerful drive forward Tom Lambert broke free out to touch it down.
Near on the half-hour mark Bulls winger Arron Tait came off his wing to score the third of the afternoon following a nice passing play from Bulls, Christian Townsend added the extra two-points on offer.
HALF-TIME: Ayrshire Bulls 17-7 Heriot’s Rugby
The only score in the second half came from Heriot's in the 67th minute following a beautiful passing move and James Couper did the work on the wing to get pass the defenders and cross the line, Houston once again added the conversion.
FULL-TIME: Ayrshire Bulls 17 – 14 Heriot’s Rugby
FOSROC Player of the Match: Alex Samuel (Bulls)
Referee: Keith Allen
Ayrshire Bulls: Elias Caven, Tom Lambert, Aaron Tait
Heriot’s Rugby: Jack Mann, James Couper
Ayrshire Bulls: Christian Townsend
Heriot’s Rugby: Bruce Houston (2)