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1st XV - Match centre

Mackie Academy FP
Carnoustie HSFP
R Alsop, R Mellis, R Gray
Full time
C Reddish (3)
C Reddish (2)
Sat 31 Oct 12:30 - Caledonia Region - Division 1

Mackie v Carnoustie

Hard work pays off

Finally the hard work on the training ground pays off!
From the whistle, the home team were up for this game, and put pressure on the visitors from the off. Fly half Mair did a great kick in behind and the chase was good, the carnoustie full back gathered well but his clearance was charged down by Mackie no8 Ross Alsop who reacted quickest and dived on the lose ball to score, Calum Reddish adding the extras, 7-0.
This start inspired the home team and they kept the pressure on the visitors, with a penalty (Reddish) and a further try from Captain Mellis, Reddish again with the extras. Carnoustie did show they were still in the game with a try just before the break.
Half Time 17-5
Carnoustie took the game to Mackie in the second half, scoring 2 tries but crucially only one conversion.17-17
The home team were resilient though, and centre Ross Gray added to the scoreline with a try which Reddish duly converted 24-17.
Nerves began to creep in to the Mackie team, but they kept their discipline, something the Carnoustie outfit failed to do and they gave away a penalty right in front of the posts, reddish stepped up and casually stroked the ball between the uprights, 27-17.
with only a couple of minutes to go the young home team relaxed, this was their biggest mistake as the visitors scored directly from the restart after the home team failed to gather the ball. A Typical sucker punch but more importantly Mackie had their first win, and that will do their confidence the world of good.

Lyle Venters

Player of the Match

Lyle Venters

Key moments

5:00
Try Ross Alsop scores for Mackie Academy FP
6:00
Conversion Calum Reddish kicks a conversion for Mackie Academy FP
10:00
Penalty Calum Reddish kicks a penalty for Mackie Academy FP
28:00
Try Rory Mellis scores for Mackie Academy FP
29:00
Conversion Calum Reddish kicks a conversion for Mackie Academy FP
50:00
Try Ross Gray scores for Mackie Academy FP
51:00
Conversion Calum Reddish kicks a conversion for Mackie Academy FP
70:00
Penalty Calum Reddish kicks a penalty for Mackie Academy FP
Replay game

As it happened

  • Mackie Academy FP
  • Carnoustie HSFP
  • 0
  • Ross Alsop Try 5:00'
  • Calum Reddish Conversion 6:00'
  • Calum Reddish Penalty 10:00'
  • Rory Mellis Try 28:00'
  • Calum Reddish Conversion 29:00'
  • Ross Gray Try 50:00'
  • Calum Reddish Conversion 51:00'
  • Calum Reddish Penalty 70:00'

Team selection

Ross, Duncan Ross, Duncan
Venters, Lyle Venters, Lyle
MacLeod, Alasdair MacLeod, Alasdair
Gray, Ross Gray, Ross
Hunter, Adam Hunter, Adam
Mair, Kyle Mair, Kyle
Mellis, Rory Mellis, Rory
Alsop, Ross Alsop, Ross
Garden, Dave Garden, Dave
Kelly, Michael Kelly, Michael
Gerrard, Dean Gerrard, Dean
Coull, Mark Coull, Mark
Sadio, James Sadio, James
Keenlyside, Alex Keenlyside, Alex
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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