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U16 TIGERS v OBAN LORNE
17TH SEPTEMBER 2017
TALE OF TWO HALVES FOR ANNAN
Match Report by: Gary “Taggart” Coupland
Annan U16 finally got their season underway on Sunday 17th September, when they entertained Oban Lorne U16 at Violetbank in the rearranged T4 fixture originally scheduled for the 29th October.
With the weather also for once being kind the game kicked off in near perfect conditions
The Annan lads started off well against a bigger more physical Oban team and more than held their own with both teams scoring three tries and two conversions.
Annan scorers were Finley McMillan, Findlay Graham and William White with Aaron Carmichael adding two conversions.
All the Annan tries coming from some excellent running and handling skills with the boys using the full width of the pitch to exploit space and outflank the Oban defensive line.
In the second half however Oban began to exert a lot more control as the Annan boys began to tire and ran in a further 6 tries, the majority towards the end of the match.
That said this was a good first outing for Annan U16 at this level with their first half display being probably one of their best performances to date and played at quite a high intensity.
Unfortunately they were unable to sustain that for the full 60 minutes which allowed Oban who have had a lot more game time this season to exert control in the last quarter of the game, where their better cohesion and match fitness began to tell.
Full Time Score: Annan U16 Tigers 19 v Oban Lorne 55
Thanks to Andrew Jancey for refereeing and to Susan and Elaine in the Grubber for feeding all the boys after the game.
P1-P7 TIGERS AT STEWARTRY
17TH SEPTEMBER 2017
GREAT DISPLAY FROM THE TIGERS
P1-P3 Match Report by: Jim Tweedie
On Sunday 17 September Annan Micros travelled to Stewartry Rugby Club at Castle Douglas to take part in their first tournament of the season.
Annan played games against Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Stewartry.
The team played well in each of their games and adapted to playing Tag Rugby rather than Touch Rugby, which they are more used to
The try scorer for Annan was Ryan Tinning, with tries in the games against Dumfries and Stewartry.
Ryan Tinning, Meris Lockerby and Joe Wylie, also helped out Wigtownshire during the tournament, who were short of numbers.
Annan Team: Ryan Tinning, Meris Lockerby, Lewis Cowan, Joe Wylie, Grant Little, Harris Newton, Daniel Farrelll and Torrin Duncan.
Coaches on the day were Cameron Ewing and Jim Tweedie.
P4-P5 Match Report by: Lynn Aitchison
Annan travelled to Castle Douglas with 13 keen young player to play in Stewartry tournament.
They got to play 5 games in total with 2 wins, 2 draws & a loss.
They played against Dumfries Whites, Dumfries Blacks, Wigtownshire & Stewartry. The lads & lassies played mightily well with some hard hitting tackles by Aidan, Aaron, Dan, Ben R & Kieren
Tries were slow in the beginning but came thick & fast as they found their feet good play by all! Also well done to all our new P4's in their first big contact tournament.
Players: Dan Stevenson, Aaron Kerr, Aidan Tinning, Malachi Jones, Brandon Lockerby Elliot Oaks, Ben Quinn, Archie Stoddart, Ben Richardson, Innes Johnstone, Kieren Amie & Josie Halliday.
Annan 0 vs Dumfries Whites 4
Annan 4 vs Newton Stewart 0
Annan 2 vs Dumfries Blacks 2
Annan 5 vs Wigtownshire 0
Annan 4 vs Stewartry 4
Try Scorers: Aidan Tinning 2 , Brandon Lockerby 1, Ben Richardson 6, Dan Stevenson 1, Aaron Kerr 5.
Coaches: Jack Tinning & Ross Johnstone.
Manager & Report: Lynn Aitchison.
Thank you to Stewartry for their hospitality & to all the parents who travelled to support the Tigers. Next tournament is this Sunday the 24th at home at Violetbank. 11am kick off .
P6-P7 Match Report by: Neil Bell
Annan P6/P7 Tigers traveled to Stewartry for their first big tournament of the season. Annan arrived with 14 players.
First up was a Dumfries P6 team. This was a nice game of rugby from start to finish and a special mention must go to Fraser McCourt who did some outstanding tackles and scored 2 tries. You would not of thought this was the first time he played a game of rugby. Annan won this game 2-1
Next up from Annan was Newton Stewart. From the start Annan we're on the back foot and were defending a lot in their own half Newton Stewart were 2 nil up with 5 mins to go Annan seemed to spring into action. Oban the wrecking ball went over the try line to get his first try at this level. I'm sure there will be many more to come over the next 2 years. Within a minute Remo Armstrong scored and in the final play Adam Hamilton scored. So Annan winning this 3-2
After 1/2 hour break Annan played Wigtownshire who only had 6 players. 3 Annan players helped out so special mention goes to James Farrel, Aiden Richardson, Logan Blaclock for helping Wigtownshire
From the start Annan dominated this game winning this 6-0. Try scorers were Remo Armstrong (2) Fraser McCourt Adam Hamilton Finlay Halliday and Jenna Williamson both Finlay and Jenna getting their first tries at this level
Next up was Dumfries black this was a strong Dumfries side which Annan lost 6-0.
Last game of the day was versus the hosts Stewartry. Cameron Ewing stepped in to referee as the original referee had to depart. Stewartry won this game 6-1. Annan’s try came from Oban Nicholson
In all, this was a good tournament for Annan and every player as improved since we last played Moffat by being more confident in tackles and running with the ball. Also playing better as a team, so with more training and game time I'm sure this team will be giving Stewartry and a strong Dumfries a run for their money
Stick in Boys and girls.
A special mention to all those parents that came today it's must appreciate you giving your time up to taxi the future of Annan Rugby Club around the country
Team for the day were:
Remo Armstrong, Oban Nicholson, Zak Stevenson, Aiden Richardson, Kaitlin Lockerby, James Farrell, Logan Blacklock, Mason Watret, James Glendinning, Jenna Williamson, Tyler Smith, Adam Hamilton, Fraser McCourt and Finlay Halliday.
Coaches were: Neil Bell, Kieron Watret and Callum Patterson
P1-P7 TIGERS AT MOFFAT RUGBY
3RD SEPTEMBER 2017
GREAT DISPLAY BY THE TIGERS
P1-P3 Match Report by: Ian Hamilton
A group of intrepid micros ventured forth to Moffat on Sunday 3rd September for their first outing of the year.
There they combined with Moffat for an hour of coaching, assault course and games.
All went well and it was good to see the 6 Annan Tigers bond well with the 2 Moffat Rams.
Big thanks to Cammy Little of the host club for running the session.
The Annan Tigers present were:
Greg Copland, Daniel Farrall, Grant Little, Meris Lockerby, Harris Newton and Ryan Tinning, Plus 2 from Moffat – Sophie and Jack.
The P1-P7 Tigers next outing is away to Stewartry on 17th September.
Kids to be at Greenlaw for 1030 to allow 1100 kick off.
P4-P5 Match Report by: Ian Hamilton
On Sunday the Annan P4-5 Tigers had their first run-out of the season, at Moffat.
It was a good opportunity for them to put into practice the work they have been doing at training for the last few weeks.
There was a good turn-out of players for Annan and all of the boys and girls had plenty of playing time throughout the games.
There were two games played between Annan and Moffat which were evenly contested, Annan eventually came out as winners in both games, the scores being 6-3 and 6-5.
Annan had a greater number of players and a further two games were then played with both teams consisting of a mixture of Annan and Moffat players.
All games were played with a great team spirit and all the players acquitted themselves well.
The try scorers for Annan in the first two games were:
Ben Richardson, Elliot Oakes, Aidan Tinning, Ben Quinn and Kieren Halliday.
The following were all in attendance and played well, as guided by coaches Jim Tweedie and Ross Johnstone:Aidan Tinning, Aaron Kerr ,Danny Bell , Ben Quinn, Shaenagh Quinn, Innes Johnstone , Elliot Oakes, Ben Richardson, Kieran Halliday, Amy Halliday, Josie Halliday, Scott Little, Ryan Thompson Dan Stevenson & Archie Stoddart.
P6-P7 Report: to be added.