P2 vs Kilmarnock (P3) (home)
P2s have fun in the sun
Cumnock Cougars P2 team had a local derby match against our friends from Kilmarnock on a sunny Sunday morning. Ewan & Cuinn very sportingly volunteered to play for our guests who were a couple of players short.
On a perfect day for rugby the Cougars' P2s, captained by Logan, showed that playing against Kilmarnock's Primary 3 side did not intimidate them. They set the tone for the match from the start with Mason taking the first possession & using his blistering pace to out-sprint the defensive cover to score.
Cumnock attacked with real speed & cutting edge throughout the match, scoring with every possession as they found space well & provided good support for the ball carrier. Further scores came from Paul, Matthew, 3 more from Mason & Freya who showed great determination & a fine turn of speed to touch down in the corner.
In defence the Cougars showed the fruits of some hard work in training with an outstanding display against some tricky attacking from Kilmarnock, Cuinn & Ewan both showing well in attack for their adopted team. The Cumnock defence however was focused, organised & aggressive, constantly looking to pressure the ball carrier, deny space & push them back. This resulted in a number of turnovers & Cumnock regularly defending the 6 touch-tackle set to regain possession.
It was the super all round performance as well as the 7-1 final score that left the coaches purring with satisfaction at the final whistle. Hopefully the squad can take this form forward into the coming tournaments.
Squad: Aaron, Cuinn, Ewan, Freya, Logan, Mason, Matthew, Paul
Following the P2 & P3 matches against Kilmarnock club allegiances were put aside as the kids formed mixed club & age-group teams with Cumnock’s P1 Cougar Cubs also joining in. Some further games were then played in a super spirit with plenty of enthusiasm and some lovely rugby for the spectators to enjoy.
P1 / novice squad: Adam, Angus, Ava, Blair, Iona, John, Libby, Maddy, Ruaridh, Tilly