7 Try's and a Clean Sheet for U16s
The U16's run in 7 try's, kept a clean sheet and kept their unbeaten start to the season at a slightly windy and damp Redcloak on Sunday.
With a few boys not available at the weekend five U15’s stepped up to help give them 15 players to take to the pitch, unfortunately this meant there was no front row and the scrums were uncontested.
After the kick off Wanderers were very much in control of possession in the opening encounters but a loose pass inside their own 22 saw winger Kieran Dyer intercept and score near the corner early on down the left side. Difficult kick for the left footed Andrew MacArthur out wide which he missed (5-0).
Mackie now with a lot more possession, than they did in the first 10 minutes, pile on the pressure inside the Wanderers 22 and prop Scott Cavan gets on the end of a pass to crash over, this time in the right corner. MacArthur still missing his kicking boots fails again (10-0).
Playing off a scrum just inside the Wanderers half stand off Corrie Dicks play a bounce ball with his inside centre, he hits a gap in the midfield takes it all the way to the 5m line where he plays in outside centre Alexander Evison to score. Much easier kick this time and MacArthur adds the extras (17-0).
Mackie now dominating possession and creating gaps all the time, some good backs play sees Evison get space out wide, he dummies goes in behind the defensive line then puts in Dyer for his second try of the game. Difficult kick again and its missed from out wide (22-0).
With the half time whistle drawing near Mackie score with the last play of the half. A whiskey ball from the scrum sees No 8 Connor Anderson break the line before passing to centre Kris McCollough who scores near the posts. MacArthur added the extras then the half time whistle went (29-0).
The second half was a little bit slower than the first, possibly due to the Mackie boys tiring slightly having no subs to freshen things up.
The work over the last couple weeks on the defensive line and pillar post had paid off and this saw the Mackie boys stop the pick and goes by the Wanderers forwards on a few occasions, while the tackling all round had very good across the whole game.
Mackie won a scrum on their opponents 5m line, once again a pick up by No8 Anderson worked well, this time feeding MacArthur to score a try. Maybe he could do with some new boots though as he fails to convert his own try (34-0).
The last try of the game went once again to the home side. After a few phases the ball was passed through the hands and Evison scored his second of the game near the posts. This made it easy for MacArthur to convert (41-0).
All round a very good game by the home side, great defence left Wanderers with nowhere to go. They were also clinical in attack and wasted few opportunities to score.
The boys are very pleased to take their unbeaten run to Inverurie next week to take on Garioch.
All three coaches Mark Beadie, Andrew Reid and Mikey Kelly were very pleased with the display, even though it was raining for the majority of the game we didn’t mind as we had some fantastic rugby on display in front of us.
Man of the Match was Adam Taylor, he tackled well and led from the front.
DOTD was Dylan Kerr, aside from being 40 minutes late he did play well but failing to score when all he had to do was dive on the ball has earned him this award!
Cameron Sclater, Lewis Shand, Scott Cavan, Fraser Reid, George Grant, Adam Taylor, Connor Anderson, Sam Ward; Rory Adamson, Corrie Dicks, Kris McCollough, Alexander Evison, Kieran Dyer, Dylan Kerr, Andrew MacArthur