Try-fest for Pirates

At long last, after many cancellations due to the wintry weather conditions of late, the Pirates were at last able to blow off the cobwebs with some match action.

They travelled to Montrose where some great rugby was played.

The Micros had a bumper turnout again and were split into two teams - the red team under the coaching supervision of Dianne Morland and the yellows with Taylor Wood.

Both teams unleashed a try-fest against Montrose, with most of the players scoring at least once. Some were into double figures!

Some intensive coaching over the winter has seen the team come on leaps and bounds with a huge improvement in skills and ability.

There was some great teamwork displayed, with some fast running and great use of the ball.

Players were showing intelligent play, making passes and dropping back into position to support team members.

Both coaches were delighted with the performance and the great improvement shown by all players.

The teams were as follows:- Red: Dougie Gordon, Peter Marwood, Nicholas Leslie-Melville, Alix Morland, Arran Murray and Gregor Pert.

Yellow: Jamie Fraser, Rachel Johnston, Jamie Leslie-Melville, Meggan Massie and Leah Murray.

The Minis played and won two games with the level of play so good that match officials allowed both games to over-run!

All players gave a fine display of skills, with Callum Tinsley, Tom Marwood and Aaron Jackson undertaking some tough tackling.

Jack Wood and Logan Suggett both played well and scored tries, while Ross Collie and Alex Ewan gave great support and made some excellent passes.

Once again teamwork was the buzz-word, with the players all pulling together to ensure optimum results.

Coach Colin Tinsley was very impressed with the performance and was unable to single out any one player for man of the match.

The team: Ross Collie, Alex Ewan, Aaron Jackson, Tom Marwood, Leon Mills, Callum Pert, Logan Suggett and Jack Wood.

With only four players at P6/7 level, Brechin was unable to field a team but mixed and matched with Montrose players.

All four played well in two keenly contested matches, demonstrating some ferocious tackling and good ground skills.

Coach Neill Fotheringham was impressed by some silky handling and the team showed a good mixture of power and pace.

Neill was also unable to single out any player for man of the match, saying that all four deserved to share the honours.

The team: Tom Greasley, Lewis Hill, Andrew Marwood and Lee Robertson.