Ross High School lifted the Under-18 Schools' Bowl after delivering a try-laden win against Linlithgow Academy at BT Murrayfield.
The 58-5 final score in the team from this East Lothian vs West Lothian derby reflected the confidence and skills of the Ross High side who gained the momentum with a try in the first few minutes and didn’t look back.
Player of the Match Lucas Reid embodied the spirit of the team with a hat-trick of tries where he ran the length of the pitch, evaded defenders and used deft footwork to get points on the board.
Possession was in Ross High’s favour and the first try was scored by Vangjel Kacori before being cleanly converted by Samuel Scanlon despite a strong cross-wind. Reid was next to score for the East Lothian side, followed by Ali Baines and Adam Taylor.
Linlithgow didn’t give up the fight and a try from Darren Mitchell took the score at half-time to 5-29.
Errors broke the flow of the game at times and Linlithgow looked close to scoring a second try at times in the second half but never quite made it over the line.
Tries from Ross High’s Kacori, Reid, Gavin Davidson, Stuart Fleming and Adam Taylor brought total to ten tries and took the game beyond Linlithgow. Despite some ill-discipline Ross High recorded a victory of 58-5.
Well done to all the coaches, players, staff and rugby development officer Michael Davidson for the continued hard work in building the school of Rugby programme at Ross High. The effort from all involved has been reflected across all the teams at Ross High with this U18 success, just the cherry on the top.