Gala YM 48

Edinburgh Uni Meds 10.

Joe Dickson at Netherdale

DESPITE fielding several players in strange positions, Gala YM ran in eight tries against Edinburgh University Medics at Netherdale on Saturday in East Division 2.

Medics started briskly and had YM trapped on their line.

But a turnover cleared the situation and YM broke to the other end thanks to a good run by Adaam Williams, leading to Ben Gill going over in the corner.

Williams’ conversion rebounded off the post.

YM again just survived Medics attack on their line and a great run by Shane Kellett took play ton the visitors' line.

After several thrusts Kevin Andison dived over for the second try, converted by Watson for a 12 point lead.

Sloppy YM defence allowed Medics a runaway try in the corner to get them on the scoreboard and back into the match.

But there was a quick riposte by YM with good handling taking them to the corner and Ben Reid dived over for an unconverted try.

The teams turned round with YM ahead 17-5.

Early in the second half weak YM defence let Medics in for an unconverted try to close the gap.

But as YM went all out for their bonus point try Adrian Donoghue powered over the line from a ruck.

YM were well on top now and more good backing up sent Shane Kellett in under the bar.

Williams converted to take the Gala team clear at 29-10.

Kyle Ramage got the next try as the YM forwards drove the line and he was unstoppable from five metres out.

Williams added the extras.

YM were throwing the ball about impressively and Rhuary Horsburgh broke through to run 60 metres for a try at the posts.

Williams had the simple job of converting.

Gill got his second try in the closing minutes - which isn't bad for a forward playing at centre - when he was on the end of some good handling by backs and forwards.

Shane Kellett - another forward playing centre - got YM’s man of the match award.

This week YM are away to Dunbar.