Dunbar 71

Gala YM 38

Joe Dickson

at Hallhill

GALA YM came a cropper at Hallhill Sports Centre on Saturday when they leaked 11 tries to a very strong Dunbar side.

The loss came despite running in six tries of their own.

It was Dunbar’s ability to break free of tackles with their much bigger and stronger players that was YM’s downfall.

Dunbar took an early lead after just three minutes with a try in the corner.

YM came storming back and their strong scrummaging, which has been a feature all season, saw them drive the home side back 20 metres for a pushover try by Neale Lees.

Adam Williams converted.

Dunbar were running everything and using their pacy backs.

For the rest of the first half they dominated by running in four more tries - three converted - to lead at half time by 31-7.

With the bonus point in the bag Dunbar cut loose at the start of the second half and they scored two converted tries for an unassailable lead.

YM were winning more ball now and they encamped on the Dunbar line.

There were several close calls, before a quick tap penalty saw Kevin Andison dive over. Williams added the extras

Dunbar stretched away again with two converted tries before Kyle Ramage battered his way over the line for YM’s third try.

The see-saw game led to another two tries - one converted by Dunbar before YM in the last ten minutes took control and went for the bonus point.

Firstly YM fought their way to the line and Adrain Donoghue crashed over, which Williams converted.

The Maroons continued to dominate and this time it was Declan Broatch who dived over in the corner for an unconverted try.

Just on the final whistle Ramage scored his second try and Williams added his fourth conversion.

Ben Reid and Greg Douglass shared the man of the match award for YM.

This week YM are at home to Leith.