Peebles RFC Colts - Report
Date: Saturday 5th January 2013 - Kick Off: 14:00
|Peebles Colts||38||vs||0||Tynedale Colts|
PEEBLES COLTS 38 - 0 TYNEDALE COLTS
Allan Beveridge reports from Haylodge.
Six tries in all and all scored by the backs. A hat trick of tries for David Campbell, and one each for Scott Halliday, Cameron Pye and Kieran Owens. Two conversions for Cameron Pye and two for Murray brown.
The game at Tynedale on the 13th October was a close encounter with Peebles winning 16 - 20. This game played at Hay Lodge was looking to be a differant kettle of fish. Some of the Colts were off for one reason or another and Peebles had 4 lads still eligable for the under 16s, playing, Sam Matthews, Ally Dennis, Ryan Little and William Napier. All four more than held their own.
The game started well for Peebles who won the ball back from the kick off on the Tynedale 10m line. Murray Brown got good ball from the forwards and he stepped inside his opposite number and with Kieran Ownes coming into the line from the left wing he made the overlap for David Campbell who scored in the corner. A good team effort and a great opening try and in the 1st minute. The second try was not long in coming. In the 9th minute Kieran Clyde playing well at No.8 made good use of a loose ball. He handed off a couple of the visitors backs before passing to Cameron Pye who scored near the posts. Murray Brown converted..
On the resumption Tynedale were awared a penalty for a ruck infringement just inside the Peebles half. They chose to kick to touch. Kieran Owens was alert in defence and he palmed the kick back to Ed Flanders at full back before it crossed the touch line in the Peebles 22 and Ed cleared. In the 17th minute it looked like a third Peebles try was on when Ed Flanders counter attacked from full back. He broke the defence and had a two on one situation with the visitors full back and Kieran Owens ready to take a scoing pass, however Ed didn't see his support and was tackled. But it was a great break by him. The third try did eventually come on the half hour when Scott Halliday, up very quickly in defence from a Tynedale scrum. He caught his opposite number, robbed the ball from him and sprinted in from half way. Murray Brown converted.
While things were going the way of Peebles Tynedale were fighting. Their big forwards were alway anxious to pick and drive while the Peebles tactic was to moved the ball quickly and use the speed of the backs. In the lineouts Ryan Little was competing well and winning more than his share of the ball. In the front row, Sam Matthews and Ally Dennis each put in great shifts and outshone their bigger opponents while William Napier was always noticable in the loose.
As in the first half, Peebles scored in the first minute of the second half. David Campbell made a break down the blind but he was caught on half way. Kieran Owens was up in support and Campbell was able to feed the ball to him and he used his speed to outpace the english defence to score under the posts. Cameron Pye converted. By this time Peebles were really out of sight and a break by scrum half Jack Harrison inside the Tynedale half beat the defence and he off loaded to David Campbell who scored his second and the sides 5th try. Again Cameron Pye converted. The sixth try was also David Campbell's. It came from the resupmtion. Ryan Little fielded the ball from the kick of. He made good ground into the opponents half. He was tackled and went to ground. The ruck was quickly won by the Peebles forwards and David Campbell took the ball from Olly Freeman and he sprinted up the touch line for the try.
The try count should probably have been bigger but for a couple of errors when overlaps were available but not taken. In the final minute the final pass of a good move again involving the backs was adjudged forward and the subsequent touch down not allowed. However this was a good win and a good display which surely pleased the good few supporters who turned up to watch.
This Saturday the Colts are away to Kelso Harlequins with a 2pm kick off. The first team are also at Kelso with a 3pm kick off so perhaps some of the 1st team supporters might like to travel early and give some vocal support to the Colts before cheering on the first team..