The U15s travelled to a sunny Ardrossan Accies on Sunday for the third of their league fixtures. Having won both games without conceding a single point, the boys were keen to set down a further marker.
Saints received the kick off, and with some strong running and slick handling immediately found themselves in the Accies 22. Some excellent phases and recycling led to Scott “Wiggy” McLellan crashing over for the first try of the game, Gav Wilson adding the extras in the first of his 7 successful conversions.
The boys then repeated the performance, this time Gav himself getting over the whitewash. The tails were up and soon Jack Bain’s strong running got him over the line and Elliot Gorman joined in the try scoring action too.
The boys then settled right into the game with confidence building all the time. Jack Bain made ground every time he got the ball and Finn Mitchell was proving his straight running was an effective human battering ram, at one point dragging half the Ardrossan team across the line only to be held up!
Wiggy got a second from the base of a 5m scrum and Andrew Little ghosted through a gap from 15m out to score too. The floodgates were starting to open and with utter scrum dominance both on the drive and with Nathan Brown’s seeming ability to knock the ball from their number 8s feet, the boys continued to throw the ball wide, having a go at any opportunity!
Jack Bain crossed again, Scott got tries three and four, the fourth coming from a line out move straight off the training paddock.
Saving the best for last, Gareth McHugh went a full 60m round, through and over half the Accies lads to score under the posts. 64-0 and the game was offered to Ardrossan, 45minutes played. To their credit, they decided to play on although the score will stand at 60-0.
They were desperate to breach the Dumfries line, but in keeping with all of this season, the boys tackling, defensive cover and pride in their try line held a determined Accies side out, with BJ Cowley and Elliot adding further scores to give an unofficial score of 74-0!
The boys should be immensely proud of this display, every single one of them deserves huge credit for their efforts. It is delightful to watch a side, growing in confidence with each passing game and as a group of young players, developing and playing an exciting brand of attacking rugby.