Hillfoots Weekly News 8 SeptemberPaddy Sherrard
With our match against Panmure RFC called off, the coaching team decided to have a training session for the 1st XV. The initial training was rounded off with a game of sevens, with a guest referee! Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you, that is Wee Norrie in his ‘birthday suit’ kindly bought for him by Big Norrie! Needless to say, the old and bold did not spend too long on the pitch before they retired upstairs to continue the birthday celebrations!
(pics by BHJ)
Glenrothes 2nd xv 14: Hillfoots Rams – 41
On Saturday the Rams travelled to Carlton Park to face old rivals Glenrothes RFC. From the outset it was clear that the Glenrothes game plan was to play a tight game using their big experienced pack to gain ground with the Hillfoots lads trying to play in a more expansive style. A pattern evolved with Glenrothes grinding their way up the pitch, with a series of short plays from their big forwards, these plays gave the Rams defence a real workout. Although conceding territory, the Rams tackling was strong and the turnovers won gave the Rams quick backline the chance to counter attack. This resulted in 3 long range tries from Euan Jamieson and Alex Cameron(2) to 1 converted try from Glenrothes.
Half time Glenrothes 7: Hillfoots Rams 15.
The second half continued in a similar vein and Glenrothes scored another converted try from close range. With their lead cut to 1 point, the Rams really upped the pace of the game and were rewarded with tries from Callum Murray, David Harvey(2) and Cammy Murray. Place kicker for the day John Ferguson, landed 3 fine conversions. The match ended with Hillfoots looking the more comfortable of the two teams and the final score being a fair reflection on the fitness and ambition of the Rams players.
It was not a perfect performance by any means and there is still a lot to work on, but there are many positives to take into next week when the Rams welcome Stirling County RFC to Tillicoultry.
Final Score Glenrothes 14 – Hillfoots Rams 41
The combined Hillfoots and Alva Academy School of Rugby S1 and S2 sides entertained Glenrothes on Sunday – the fantastic weather was matched by the enthusiasm of both sets of boys who combined to great effect. Hopefully we can maintain the numbers throughout the season and build on the match-day enthusiasm in training.
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Avoid the hassles of getting into Murrayfield by car or train!The Club will organise a bus and tickets to see Scotland take on Australia in one of this year’s great autumn internationals! Ticket prices have been confirmed with the kids tickets at £10 and adults £25; and the bus will only be £10 for the return trip!
Please email Niall with your ticket and/or bus requirements by Sunday 10 October 16, to book your places!
This weekend’s action – A Great weekend of Rugby at Tilly Park:
- 10 September – The 1st XV take on Falkirk RFC 2nd XV; and 2nd XV take on Stirling County 3rds (Bridgehaugh). Both with a 1500 kick off.
- 11 September from 1000-1130 – Hillfoots Juniors welcome Strathendrick, Falkirk, Howe of Fife and McLaren teams from P1 to P7.
- 11 September – Hillfoots Youth at home training.
Check the webpage for more detail