The 1st and 2nd XVs both enjoyed useful run outs at Malleny Park yesterday, with the 2s winning 36-19 and the 1s losing 46-22.
There were a lot of new faces in the 2nd XV squad, particularly in the pack. The first half try scorers were, luckily, both ‘old hands’, with Jonny Macdonald claiming two tries and Christy O’Donnell one. That gave us a 19-5 lead at the break. Currie came back into the match in the second half, scoring a couple of tries, but we also added three more scores to make the game safe.
The 1st XV struggled to cope with Currie’s pace and direct running in the first 15 minutes of their game, shipping three tries before Nick McCashin opened our account on 37 minutes. Struan Allan then gathered Cash’s neat chip ahead to make the score 24-10 to Currie at the break.
We went on to score two further tries after the break, Matt Morrell and John Coutts (pictured) both opening their accounts for the club. John’s try on 59 minutes took the score to 29-22, but Currie then closed out the game with three further tries.
The feeling after the game was that, despite the loss, we had shown a lot of promise against top flight opposition, and that plenty of points to build on had been identified.
Aberdeen Grammar are our opponents next Saturday, with 1st and 2nd XV games taking place at the Queensferry RFC pitches in South Queensferry.