Jed-Forest scored a scrappy 29 - 8 bonus point win against Musselburgh at Riverside to keep tabs on Edinburgh Accies and Marr at the top of BT National league 1.
Jed started in great form with a try from Graham Robson after 2 minutes. Sean Goodfellow made a great inside pass at the side of a ruck to Lewis Young who broke up the middle and flanker Robson was on hand to score under the posts. Callum Young converted. Musselburgh hit back with a penalty straight after the restart when Connor Hogg was unlucky to be judged offside after we knocked the restart kick on. The rest of the 1st half was scrappy and the only other points came from a Callum Young penalty. We were lucky to go into half time 10 - 3 up as Musselburgh had missed 2 easy penalties.
Rory Marshall scored Jed's first try of the second half on the wide left with an easy finish from the second phase off of a scrum on the right. Again it was Lewis Young with the assist. Gregor Young was next to score when he was sent free from a great offload in our own 22. The Full Back was still to beat but Gregor just blitzed past with sheer pace to score under the posts. Callum converted. 22 - 3 after 57 minutes. Musselburgh stuck in and scored a try in the 66th minute but we were never concerned. We did have to wait untill the end of the game to secure the bonus point though. We finaly played some proper rugby and strung some phases together from deep in our own half and into the opponents 22. A neat break and offload from Ryan Gibson to Lewis Young and he scampered round to score under the posts. Callum converted to make it 29 - 8. There were a few miniutes left but that was the final score.
It was a damp wet pitch but this was a poor game and we need to step it up next week at home to GHA and especially on the 17th when we go up to league leaders Edinburgh Accies.
FT Jed 29 - 8 Musselburgh
Tries, Rory Marshall, Lewis & Gregor Young
Cons, 2 C Young
HT Jed 10 - 3 Musselburgh
Try, Graham Robson
Con & Pen Callum Young