Match Report - 04 Feb 2012, Ross High Rugby Football Club 1st XV beat Trinity Accies
TRINITY ACCIES 8
ROSS HIGH 18
ROSS HIGH v TRINITY
Ross high secured a precious win at Trinity Accies in RBS East One on Saturday.
All other matches in National One, East Two, East Three and the Edinburgh Regional Bowl were off, but Trinity Accies managed to get the encounter at Bangholm on and the visitors from East Lothian were delighted.
They played some good rugby to clock up their fifth league win of the season and jump ahead of their hosts and Forrester in the lower half of the table. It was a close game where there were notable defensive efforts by High which included two try saving hold ups over the line in addition to forced turn-overs, with Henderson, Docherty and Hepburn taking prominence in this.
Ross High won the match 18-8 with their points coming through tries from hooker James Bannerman, scoring for his second consecutive week, and Chris Tinlin, who also put in another great performance.
A penalty by full-back Ryan Hook, a conversion by centre Michael Patterson and a drop goal by stand-off Stuart Ross capped off the scoring for the much improved Ross High team. Ross was also yellow carded, but the home side could not capitalise and Ross High held on. The result means Ross High have completed the double over Trinity Accies having defeated them 34-13 earlier in the season.
There were some other good individual performances from players trying to establish themselves in the first team, Stefan Glynn doing well when replacing injured Kevin Brogan. Also, Ross Cowan contributed well to the team defensive efforts on the wing after replacing injured Ryan Hook. Lastly a familiar name Steven Ashurst performed well even when put out of position at scrum half with his usual lively running.
Ross High Team:
1. D Grant 2. J Bannerman 3. C Tinlin 4. S Glynn 5. B Stoddart 6. S Henderson 7. G Hepburn 8. T Docherty 9. S Ashurst 10. S Ross 11. L Waterston 12. A Hook 13. M Patterson 14. R McDonald 15. R Hook
16. D Robinson 17. R Cowan 18. B Scott
Trinity Accies 8 - 18 Ross High Rugby Football Club 1st XV