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.


Tom Rawson, 17/11/2016