P3 at East Kilbride Tournament
P3s compete hard at EK
Cumnock Micros were welcomed to a dull East Kilbride tournament today and with a packed schedule of 4 matches against some of the best teams in the regions and beyond.
Game 1 for the tournament was also Cumnock’s first match and consisted of the young Cougars against a very impressive Linlithgow team. A very hard fought 10 minutes went past in the blink of an eye with both teams scoring very well. A slight difference in how the score line was kept left a sour taste within the Cougars’ mouths as our hosts had it as a 6-4 loss however everyone else had it as a 5-5 draw, with tries from Aaron, Alfie & Jake.
The next game, against East Kilbride coincided with the sun breaking through the clouds and as the pitches were being lit up so were the studs of the Cumnock P3s as tries from Alfie, Euan and Ross had the match back to how we are used to Sunday's going with the score line finishing at 5-2 to Cumnock.
Game 3 was against last week's hosts Strathaven and both teams being familiar with how each other play meant it would be a well-played and hard fought game. The match was not a disappointment by any means and good runs into the corner resulted in great tries for both teams however Alfie, Ross, Aaron & Corey ensured that Cumnock’s 5 tries were more than enough to keep us ahead of Strathaven’s 3 and give us another win.
The final game once again was hotly contested and our Whitecraigs opponents played equally as well as the Cumnock Cougars and showed that the P3 matches will be hard fought against any opponents. Fantastic defending from Jake, Adam, Ross, Stuart, Kyran and Callum ensured that the turnovers were coming thick and fast. Both teams were fairly matched and the score line reflected this showing 2-2 at the end of play.
A great day was had by all and a great thank you to our hosts for ordering just enough sunshine to keep all on the side-lines thoroughly scorched.
Team: Adam, Ross, Rudi, Stuart, Kyran, Callum, Corey, Euan, Jake, Alfie & Aaron.
Report by Chris Lissett