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2nd XV - Match centre

Berwick
Haddington
Tries
B Corner, C Harrison, C Munro
Conversions
C Munro
Penalties
C Munro
Sat 12 Mar 14:30 - Friendly Full time

Goats extend winning run to 12

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The 2nd XV ensured their winning run continued with a hard-fought win over Berwick at Scremerston on Saturday.

Alan Laidlaw led a youthful 2nd XV side, with Keegan De Vos making his first start and partnering Ewan Cunningham at half-back in this end-of-season friendly.
The Reds, still featuring regulars Gav Harper, Rob McLuckie and Rab Watt - the latter in his final match for the club before heading to pastures new - in the pack.
They started poorly, though, and allowed their hosts' big pack to dominate the contact area.
Graeme Morton caught the eye in the number eight jersey, and he played his part as the Goats scored the game's first try, with some neat handling putting Brad Corner away to score out wide.
Connor Munro missed the conversion, but kicked a penalty late in the half to extend the lead.
They were pegged back early in the second period, when a powerful Berwick drive took them close to the line.
The initial surge was repelled by Harper and McAlpine, but the hosts crashed over with the next phase.
Haddington's dominance shone through in the second half, with skipper Laidlaw and fellow veteran Craig Harrison to the fore.
Harrison got on the end of a fine team move to dive over, while a third try by replacement Doug Crichton sealed the win.
Elgin Millar made a late cameo from the bench, with a wayward kick his only noteworthy contribution to the Reds cause, while kieran haldane also appeared in the second half, joining Harper in the second row.
The 2nd XV extend their winning run to 12 matches, and they are likely to be in friendly action on Saturday - although that is to be confirmed.

Hats off as well to Rab Watt and Connor Mitchell, who each donned the Berwick colours with the host club shy of a prop. Both performed admirably, and Watt almost found his way onto the scoresheet, with Ally Stewart sparing the Goats' blushes.

Haddington: Ally Stewart, Brad Corner, Will Syme, Connor Munro, Craig Rafferty, Ewan Cunningham , Keegan De Vos; Rab Watt/Connor Mitchell, Craig Harrison, Alan Laidlaw CAPTAIN, Gav Harper, Gav Stewart, Rob McLuckie, Max McAlpine, Graeme Morton
Replacements: kieran haldane, Doug Crichton, Elgin Millar

Key moments

24:00
Try Brad Corner scores for Haddington
29:00
Penalty Connor Munro kicks a penalty for Haddington
42:00
Try Craig Harrison scores for Haddington
62:00
Try Connor Munro scores for Haddington
63:00
Conversion Connor Munro kicks a conversion for Haddington

Highlights

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63:00 Conversion 0 - 20
Connor Munro kicks a conversion for Haddington
62:00 Try 0 - 18
Connor Munro scores for Haddington
42:00 Try 0 - 13
Craig Harrison scores for Haddington
40:00 Sub On
Connor Mitchell is substituted on for Haddington
40:00 Sub On
kieran haldane is substituted on for Haddington
40:00 Sub On
Doug Crichton is substituted on for Haddington
40:00 Sub On
Elgin Miller is substituted on for Haddington
End of period 1
29:00 Penalty 0 - 8
Connor Munro kicks a penalty for Haddington
24:00 Try 0 - 5
Brad Corner scores for Haddington
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Berwick
  • Haddington
  • 0
  • Brad Corner Try 24:00'
  • Connor Munro Penalty 29:00'
  • Connor Mitchell Sub On 40:00'
  • kieran haldane Sub On 40:00'
  • Doug Crichton Sub On 40:00'
  • Elgin Miller Sub On 40:00'
  • Craig Harrison Try 42:00'
  • Connor Munro Try 62:00'
  • Connor Munro Conversion 63:00'

Team selection

Stewart, Ally Stewart, Ally
Corner, Brad Corner, Brad
Syme, William Syme, William
Munro, Connor Munro, Connor
Rafferty, Craig Rafferty, Craig
Cunningham, Ewan Cunningham, Ewan
De Vos, Keegan De Vos, Keegan
Morton, Graeme Morton, Graeme
McAlpine, Max McAlpine, Max
McLuckie, Rob McLuckie, Rob
Stewart, Gav Stewart, Gav
Harper, Gav Harper, Gav
Laidlaw, Alan Laidlaw, Alan
Harrison, Craig Harrison, Craig
Watt, Rab Watt, Rab

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