Gala YM 5

Corstorphine 36

Joe Dickson at Netherdale

GALA YM fought gallantly at Netherdale on Saturday after losing a player to a red card in the second minute of the game.

The harsh decision by the referee came when Scott Chapman and a big second row clashed heads and when he tried to get up he accidentally stamped on a player.

The visitors made quick use of the extra man and when they had an interception they should have scored but for a foot in touch.

But they did not have to wait long, when a loose YM pass went astray it allowed Corstorphine in for a converted try from their speedy right winger.

There was a quick response from YM as they drove to the visitors line and Ben Gill dived over at the posts.

Unfortunately the conversion rebounded from the upright.

A penalty goal increased the Corstorphine lead and then they used the extra player to get a second try which was converted.

Play was pretty equal with YM bringing the best out of Corstorphine's defence but just before the break the same winger scored again - this time unconverted to make it 5-22 at the change round.

Corstorphine went all out for the bonus point try early in the second half and when a good attack from YM broke down, the speedy winger raced away for the fourth try which was converted.

The next half hour saw YM withstand attack after attack but the Gala tackling was first class and it was injury time before Corstorphine created an over lap for a fifth try which was converted.

YM’s man of the match was Ben Gill.

This week YM are away to Hawick Linden.