The P1 Cougar Cubs were warmly welcomed by our friends at East Kilbride for their tournament.
The day started off dreich but this didn't put off the Cougar Cubs as they were quickly into their stride against East Kilbride's P1s. The Cougar Cubs were incisive in attack with some fantastic runs & great support play bringing tries for Adam(3), Angus & Iona. The Cougar Cubs' defence worked hard to deny their East Kilbride time or space. Tilly, Iona & Angus regularly chasing down opponents, while Adam & Riley showed that they'd learned from last weekend, quickly claiming any loose ball to provide regular turnovers. The game ended Cumnock 5 - East Kilbride 2.
The Cougar Cubs second game was against a handy combined P1/2 side from Linlithgow who had plenty of pace. In a very competitive & well contested game the lead seesawed as both teams found space well. Cumnock scored tries through Riley(2), Angus & Adam but found themselves 4-5 behind in the final minute. As time ticked by Maddy closed the space on the wing brilliantly forcing Linlithgow's fastest player back in-field where Blair's touch forced a turnover which ultimately led to Adam crashing over for a dramatic equaliser at the final whistle.
The final match saw the Cougar Cubs take on a combined P1/2 side from Whitecraigs. Cumnock defended well with Iona, Libby, Tilly & Blair closing down gaps in the midfield well and Adam keeping the turnovers coming as he pounced on any loose ball. The Cougar Cubs scored tries through Angus(2) and Maddy (2) to take a deserved 4-2 victory & win the tournament by virtue of having scored more tries than Linlithgow who also drew 1 and won 2.
The coaches were delighted with a fantastic team effort from the P1 squad who all gave 100% from start to finish, playing great rugby and having a lot of fun en-route to a well-deserved trophy.