U16 progress to National Bowl Semi-Final
Mackie U16 win in convincing style against Dunfermline to Progress to Bowl Semi-Final
Mackie travelled to Dunfermline on Sunday for the National Bowl quarter-final tie against a much fancied and physical Dundermline side. However, it was Mackie who started the brites scoring a well worked chip and chase from Elphinstone. Dunfermilne struck back straight away and Mackie knoew that they were in for a real tustle.
Mackie took control of the game with the forwards dominating the contact area with some impressive counter rucking which didn't allow Dunfermilne to settle . The back row in particular were in fantastic form with Beeton carrying the ball with determination all day, supported throughout by props Strachan and Burt. the latter playing out of position but demonstrating a fine return to form.
It wasn't allforwards though and stand in scrum half Fotheringham did well, and Man of the Match Elphinstone showed great maturity in the way he controlled the match with his kicking and passing game as well as some good solo runs, breaking the gain line time after time.
Mackie played really well as a team and this was one of there best performances of the season showing great control and an all round team spirit that left the opponents knowing that it was they that had been out tustled on the day..
Trys on the day were by Elphinstone X2 ,Kirkwood X2 ,Berrisford and Strachan .