Winning end to the season!!!!
Sunday saw the U14 and U15 squads welcome five teams to Penicuik for an end of season sevens tournament. With the weather dry and the pitches in good condition despite Saturdays rain everything was in place for a great day.
We ran two separate competitions, at U15 level the Penicuik lads put in a strong competitive display, despite some last minute call offs, to win through to the 3rd place playoff. While just coming up short in this match the competitive nature of all their games showed just how far this inexperienced squad has progressed this season. Particular mention to Bradley who had a storming afternoon which was unfortunately cut short by a shoulder injury. A trip to A&E confirmed a fracture and we wish him a speedy recovery.
In the U14 competition a strong squad won their first two games to set up a tense encounter with Dalkeith. Showing great determination, Penicuik were 3 tries up and withstood a strong Dalkeith come back to win by one score. This set up a nervy final game with Murrayfield, despite some strong play from both sides it was all square at half time. All the team have worked hard on their fitness levels and this paid off in the second half as Penicuik turned up the power to score four times to finish unbeaten and lift the trophy. Special mention and thanks to the guys who helped Lismore out by filling in for them which is never easy, in particular Andrew who suffered a bit of a bang to the head but is recovering well.
These events can only happen with the help and support of a huge number of volunteers. Firstly thanks to our two refs Andrew C from Penicuik and Ruraidh from Dalkeith, both did a great job. A huge thankyou to the Mums, Dads and little sisters for all that you did both on the day and throughout the season, it is much appreciated. Finally, special thanks to Nigel Woolford of Assenta whose generous sponsorship of the tournament provided trophies and medals for all.
A fantastic finale to the season and an excellent advert for the whole club.