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2nd XV - Match centre

Haddington
Boroughmuir Bears
K Mitchell, A Laidlaw
Tries
E Cunningham, P McClung
Conversions
Fri 26 Feb 19:45 - Friendly Full time

Goats end second unbeaten record in a week

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Haddington produced a brilliant performance to beat Boroughmuir on a history-making evening.

Haddington 2nd XV ended Boroughmuir Bears unbeaten season with a superb 14-12 win on the town's 3G surface under the lights last Friday evening.
The Goats scored two tries, both from rolling mauls, with lock Kyle Mitchell crashing over in the first half and new dad Alan Laidlaw, who ended the match as skipper, going over to secure victory late on.
Ewan Cunningham landed the first conversion, while Paul McClung's superb touchline effort ensured victory, despite some nervous moments late on.
There was an impressive crowd for the match last Friday, and the home side made a strong start with the returning Campbell Te Rito and Colt William Syme, on his senior debut, combining well in midfield.
Up front, Graeme Dykes was again proving difficult to stop, while there were also nice touches by Laidlaw and Gav Harper.
Stand-off Cunningham had missed an early shot at goal before Mitchell was helped over the line by his pack colleagues following a superb driving line out.
The Haddington number 10 made amends with the conversion to make it 7-0.
Boroughmuir struck back, and were unlucky not to score shortly after, but a fantastic covering tackle by Rob McLuckie kept them out. It was to be McLuckie's last act of the night, though, as he was forced off injured.
The visitors did, though, get on the board as they crossed out wide, but the conversion was missed, meaning the hosts still held a two-point lead.
Richard Scott, team manager, made a number of changes shortly after the break, but the Reds remained in control at the set-piece, with new prop Connor Mitchell putting in a stellar performance.
Muir went in front thanks to their second try, but when Laidlaw dived over to tie the scores, the hosts could sense victory.
McClung converted from the touchline, and some superb defending by wingers Brad Corner and Ally Stewart sealed the win.

Haddington 2nd XV: P McClung, A Stewart, W Syme, C Te Rito, C Rafferty, E Cunningham, A Watt CAPTAIN; A Laidlaw, R Watt, R Mainstone, G Harper, K Mitchell, G Dykes, R McLuckie, G Stewart
Replacements: C Harrison, C Mitchell, M Morrison, G Morton, M McAlpine, K De Vos, B Corner

Key moments

5:00
Try Kyle Mitchell scores for Haddington
6:00
Conversion Ewan Cunningham kicks a conversion for Haddington
72:00
Try Alan Laidlaw scores for Haddington
73:00
Conversion Paul McClung kicks a conversion for Haddington

Highlights

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73:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Paul McClung kicks a conversion for Haddington
72:00 Try 12 - 0
Alan Laidlaw scores for Haddington
68:00 Sub On
Graeme Morton is substituted on for Haddington
60:00 Sub On
Max McAlpine is substituted on for Haddington
45:00 Sub On
Craig Harrison is substituted on for Haddington
45:00 Sub On
Brad Corner is substituted on for Haddington
45:00 Sub On
Keegan De Vos is substituted on for Haddington
41:00 Sub On
Connor Mitchell is substituted on for Haddington
End of period 1
25:00 Sub On
Mark Morrison is substituted on for Haddington
6:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Ewan Cunningham kicks a conversion for Haddington
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Kyle Mitchell scores for Haddington
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Haddington
  • Boroughmuir Bears
  • 0
  • Kyle Mitchell Try 5:00'
  • Ewan Cunningham Conversion 6:00'
  • Mark Morrison Sub On 25:00'
  • Connor Mitchell Sub On 41:00'
  • Craig Harrison Sub On 45:00'
  • Brad Corner Sub On 45:00'
  • Keegan De Vos Sub On 45:00'
  • Max McAlpine Sub On 60:00'
  • Graeme Morton Sub On 68:00'
  • Alan Laidlaw Try 72:00'
  • Paul McClung Conversion 73:00'

Team selection

McClung, Paul McClung, Paul
Stewart, Ally Stewart, Ally
Syme, William Syme, William
Te Rito, Campbell Te Rito, Campbell
Rafferty, Craig Rafferty, Craig
Cunningham, Ewan Cunningham, Ewan
Watt, Eck Watt, Eck
Stewart, Gav Stewart, Gav
McLuckie, Rob McLuckie, Rob
Dykes, Graeme Dykes, Graeme
Mitchell, Kyle Mitchell, Kyle
Harper, Gav Harper, Gav
Mainstone, Robin Mainstone, Robin
Watt, Rab Watt, Rab
Laidlaw, Alan Laidlaw, Alan

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