Undies draw at St Mary's, Melrose
Belhaven Hill's brave U11s showed some real grit to draw in a tough encounter down at St Mary's.
Playing alongside the Tweed and in the shadow of the Abbey and towering Eildons the boys took on a big St Mary's outfit.
They started very brightly scoring two quick tries through William Gale and Joe Townshend but were, thereafter, unable to maintain a foothold in the game.
Thirty five minutes of sustained home pressure conjured up two tries for the big St Mary's second row and the match was drawn.
Overall, it was a tough encounter from which the boys learnt a huge amount.
Onwards to our next game against Craigclowan!
Final score: Belhaven Hill U11A 2 - 2 St Mary's U11A
Man of the match: Freddie Stuart; I did not see this fine lad miss a tackle all day. He saved two or three certain tries with his cover defence and was the backbone of an excellent backline.
Coach's Notes: The boys' behaviour today was exemplary. They played with the sort of spirit that I expect from a Belhaven Undies side and were as well-mannered and sportsmanlike after the game as they were before it. There is plenty to work on in training but they can be very proud of their conduct.