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1st XV - Match centre

Mackie Academy FP
Dunfermline
Sat 19 Dec 14:00 - Caledonia Region - Division 1 Full time

Mackie v Dunfermline

Tough day at the office

Tough day at the office, where experience told in the end.
Going through a complete team rebuilding process in the top regional league isn't something this coach would advise. It was never going to be easy and there was always going to be some dark days. When you have a bunch of confident 17,18,19 year olds along with a couple of old heads in a team, you can be sure nothing's going to be dull and certainly not predictable.
This was always going to be a tough game and was always going to be decided by who won the forwards battle, unfortunately our young squad wasn't quite up to the challenge this time. Credit where credit's due the young team never gave up and the final quarter of the game saw them camped in the visitors half. Unfortunately having the composure to make that final pass under pressure wasnt quite there and several scoring opportunities went a begging.
Confidence is a big part of the game and this bunch of youngsters showed they have it with their never say die attitude.
This could make all the difference when the final run in at the tail end of the season comes along.

The guys get a few weeks off and a well earned rest over the Xmas period before the hustle and bustle of league rugby starts again on 9th January when we welcome Glenrothes to Redcloak.

Matthew Foster

Player of the Match

Matthew Foster
Replay game

As it happened

  • Mackie Academy FP
  • Dunfermline
  • 0
  • Richard Leadbeatter Sub Off 7:00'
  • stuart hamilton Sub On 7:00'
  • Greg Farrell Sub On 30:00'
  • Finlay Stewart Sub Off 30:00'
  • Joe Leather Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Alex Keenlyside Sub Off 40:00'
  • Andrew Mitchell Sub On 40:00'
  • Greg Farrell Sub Off 50:00'
  • Andrew Reid Sub On 50:00'

Team selection

Hunter, Adam Hunter, Adam
Kelly, Gavin Kelly, Gavin
Macarthur, Andrew Macarthur, Andrew
Leadbeatter, Richard Leadbeatter, Richard
Kay, Chris Kay, Chris
Mair, Kyle Mair, Kyle
Mellis, Rory Mellis, Rory
Foster, Matthew Foster, Matthew
Taylor, Adam Taylor, Adam
Garden, Dave Garden, Dave
Gerrard, Dean Gerrard, Dean
Coull, Mark Coull, Mark
Stewart, Finlay Stewart, Finlay
Keenlyside, Alex Keenlyside, Alex
Leather, Joe Leather, Joe

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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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