Jed v Dundee match report
Oct 10, 2016
Jed march on with a comfortable win.
With the top four teams playing each other it was vital we started well but unusually Robbie Yourston missed a kickable early penalty. Gregor Young was first to score in the far corner after 5 mins. I couldn't see it very well live and the wee stand got in the way on video. He seemed to gather a loose pass and went right up the touch line himself. So it was either genius play by Gregor or absolutely shocking tackling by Dundee. Yourston Kicked the conversion. We didn't have to wait long for the second try. Jed secured the kick off and after a couple of drives, Sean Goodfellow made a searing break under the big stand and Robbie Shirra-Gibb was on hand to take the easy pass and score in front of the kop. Yourston converted. . Blade Roff was sin-binned for using his boot to try and free the ball. We all felt it was unlucky as the ref saw the same Dundee hands all over the ball. Jed won a penalty soon after and Robbie Yourston kicked it to give Jed a 17 - 0 lead. Dundee eventually broke through the excellent Jed defence when their big number 3 barged over for a close range try. Jed's best try came from great hands and really clever running from the Young's. Gregor took it on and switched to Lewis. Lewis stepped back out in between 3 players and fed Callum who had an easy run into the corner. Yoursaton converted. HT Jed 24 - 5 Dundee.
Dundee were first to score after half time but once again Ryan Gibson some great feet to beat 2 Dundee props on the 22 and he made it to the line to score just outside the posts. Yourston Converted. Dundee rumbled over again through their forwards to make it 31 - 17. You were never worried that Dundee would get right back in it and Gregor Young gathered up another loose pass and chipped it over the Dundee defence. He gathered it just before the line and scored Jed's 5th try. Yourston converted.
Blade Roff showed some true kiwi class with just over 10 mins to go. He was absolutely smashed in by far the biggest hit of the day. He got straight back up and went hunting the tackler, everybody feared that brawl might break out but he smiled and shook the Dundee players hand to congratulate him on his hit.
There was still time for one more Jed try and it was Connor Hogg who benefitted from a great line out drive to score Jed's 6th and final try. FT Jed 43 - 17 Dundee.
A really good win based on good solid defence. I thought Clark Skeldon and Jamie Hynd had pretty good games and it's exciting to see them mature and realise how hard you need to work during these games.
Apologies to Lewis Young supporters and social media followers. As per report it was Gregor who scored Jed's 5th try.
FT Jed 43 - 17 Dundee
Tries, Ryan Gibson, Gregor Young & Connor Hogg
Cons, 2 Yourston
HT Jed 24 - 5 Dundee
Tries, Gregor Young, Robbie Shirra-Gibb & Callum Young
Cons, Yourston, 3