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1st XV - Match centre

Mackie Academy FP
Hillfoots
D Ross, A MacLeod, E Kirkwood, M Foster, M Kelly, A Taylor, J Leather
Full time
K Mair
Sat 12 Mar 15:00 - Caledonia Region - Division 1

Mackie v Hillfoots

37 going on 70

Saturday saw Mackie host basement team Hillfoots. This has always been a close hard fought encounter, and this was the case earlier in the season when the two sides met at Tillycoultry.

The young Mackie team has been improving week on week although results haven't shown this.
With a raft of injuries after the previous two weeks games v Caithness and Highland, the home team was forced to dip in to the U18 squad to bolster their squad. Scott Cavan retained his no6 jersey after his performance v Highland while fellow U18's Adam Taylor and Alexander Evison started on the bench.

From the whistle the home team looked in control, the big forward pack dominated every scrum and made ground with ease. Stand off Mair controlled things well, mixing play between forwards and backs and stretching the Hillfoots defence.
It was only minutes in to the game when veteran full back Duncan Ross scythed through the defence to open the scoring, the usual reliable Reddish missed the kick, 5-0.
Play continued with Mackie dominating the game adding a further three tries before the break, centre Tex Macleod, Winger Kirkwood and 2nd row Matt Foster, Reddish must of left his kicking boots at home as he missed all coversion attempts.
Half time 20-0
The second half saw the visiting Hillfoots put up a battle but good physical defence snuffed out any chance they had of scoring.
Mackie added to their tally through Mikey Kelly, Adam Taylor and Joe Leather, Reddish handed over the kicking duties to Stand off Mair who got his first points of the season by converting the last try.
Full time Mackie 37-0 Hillfoots.

A good result and a vital 5 points in the league.
Although the home team scored 7 tries, several opportunities went begging, and these are the chances we must work on to improve as a team, the what looked like the simple ability to execute a simple 2 v 1 and catching and retaining possession of a ball deserted us. Not taking anything away from this young team, they have had some dark days on the field of play this season yet they have this ability to bounce back and shake of the previous weeks result. In time they will develop in to a great team, and time is something they have when the team is made up of teenagers and guys in their early 20's!!!

Key moments

2:53
Try Duncan Ross scores for Mackie Academy FP
17:43
Try Alasdair MacLeod scores for Mackie Academy FP
28:45
Try Euan Kirkwood scores for Mackie Academy FP
36:00
Try Matthew Foster scores for Mackie Academy FP
61:58
Try Michael Kelly scores for Mackie Academy FP
68:41
Try Adam Taylor scores for Mackie Academy FP
72:15
Try Joe Leather scores for Mackie Academy FP
72:43
Conversion Kyle Mair kicks a conversion for Mackie Academy FP

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Michael Kelly is awarded player of the match for Mackie Academy FP
72:43 Conversion 37 - 0
Kyle Mair kicks a conversion for Mackie Academy FP
72:15 Try 35 - 0
Joe Leather scores for Mackie Academy FP
68:41 Try 30 - 0
Adam Taylor scores for Mackie Academy FP
61:58 Try 25 - 0
Michael Kelly scores for Mackie Academy FP
End of period 1
36:00 Try 20 - 0
Matthew Foster scores for Mackie Academy FP
28:45 Try 15 - 0
Euan Kirkwood scores for Mackie Academy FP
17:43 Try 10 - 0
Alasdair MacLeod scores for Mackie Academy FP
2:53 Try 5 - 0
Duncan Ross scores for Mackie Academy FP
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As it happened

  • Mackie Academy FP
  • Hillfoots
  • 0
  • Duncan Ross Try 2:53'
  • Alasdair MacLeod Try 17:43'
  • Euan Kirkwood Try 28:45'
  • Matthew Foster Try 36:00'
  • Michael Kelly Try 61:58'
  • Adam Taylor Try 68:41'
  • Joe Leather Try 72:15'
  • Kyle Mair Conversion 72:43'
  • Michael Kelly Player of the Match 80:00'

Team selection

Ross, Duncan Ross, Duncan
Kirkwood, Euan Kirkwood, Euan
MacLeod, Alasdair MacLeod, Alasdair
Gray, Ross Gray, Ross
Garden, Dave Garden, Dave
Mair, Kyle Mair, Kyle
Mellis, Rory Mellis, Rory
Kelly, Michael Kelly, Michael
Kelly, Andrew Kelly, Andrew
Cavan, Scott Cavan, Scott
Foster, Matthew Foster, Matthew
Gerrard, Dean Gerrard, Dean
Sadio, James Sadio, James
Leather, Joe Leather, Joe
Reddish, Calum Reddish, Calum
Mackie Academy FP

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# Team Pl Pts
4. Caithness RFC 18 50
5. Strathmore RFC 17 43
6. Dunfermline 18 32
7. Carnoustie HSFP 18 26
8. RAF Lossiemouth 17 24
9. Mackie Academy FP 18 23
10. Hillfoots 18 1

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