Jed-Forest 22 - 24 Biggar, Report
Dec 1, 2014
Jed lose close game.
Both teams needed to win this bottom of the table clash to try and move away from the bottom of the league. It was the visitors who started the match strongly using their physical pack to great effect.The first score came after 16 minutes when Number 8 Simmons barged over for a converted try quickly followed by a penalty after 21 minutes again converted by stand off Hunter, giving the visitors a commanding lead. Jed replied when Skeldon won a lineout ball on the Biggar line and the forward pack drove over allowing Jed 8 Grieve to claim the score on the 30 minute mark. However the visitors were quick to reply with a penalty by Hunter. After some exiting periods of play Jed scored a try under the posts just before half time by Harkness which was converted by Grieve to make the halftime score 12 – 13 to Biggar.
The second half started well for the visitors when they converted a penalty after only 7 minutes. Jed never gave in to the strong running pack from Biggar and Jed scored a good try by centre Combe after a superb cross field kick from Richie, the try from far out was converted by Richie after 20 minutes. The home team were unable to keep the lead for to long as after 5 minutes visiting centre King crossed over for a try, Jed came back at biggar and again took the lead with a Ritchie penalty shortly after but this was not enough to win the match as the visitors won another penalty on the 30th minute to make the final score 22 – 24 to Biggar.
It was a disappointing result for Jed but there were positives in the way our young players are responding to being thrown in at the deep end, well done to Rory Marshall making his debut from Jed Thistle, we now look forward to taking on Hills next week at Riverside where another good crowd would be appreciated by the players.
Tries from Donald Grieve, Fraser Harkness & Ross Combe
Cons, Ritchie & Grieve 1 each