Penicuik 32

Gala YM 26

Joe Dickson

at The Public Park

GALA YM travelled to Public Park on Saturday to play Penicuik in the East Division 2.

But they had to be content with two bonus points despite a great closing ten minutes.

Weather conditions were poor with a howling, freezing cold wind.

YM were caught asleep in the opening minutes when weak tackling allowed Penicuik in for a converted try.

The wind was in YM’s favour and Cammy Finlayson used it well to push the home side back into their 22.

Quick handling sent Graham Dun flying over in the corner for an unconverted try.

Penicuik missed a sitter of a penalty in front of the posts, before a long pass caught YM out and they scored between the posts for the easy conversion.

YM came storming back and good forward play sent Rhuary Horsburgh over for their second try ,converted by Cammy Finlayson.

A great weaving run by Kevin Andison led to YM scorn a penalty and go for the lineout - only to lose the throw.

The teams turned round with Penicuik ahead 14-12.

The third quarter belonged to Penicuik and twice they used their heavier pack to drive over for a try and gain their bonus point.

Added to this they kicked two penalty goals and a conversion and they looked home and dry.

YM, however, had other ideas.

After Shane Kellett returned from ten minutes in the sin bin, he was in the right place to finish off a move after several phases for a try in the corner. Cammy Finlayson converted

from the touchline.

YM were on top now and the Penicuik defence was creaking.

The hosts lost a player to a red card as YM went for the bonus point try.

Right on the final whistle Taylor Johnston stepped inside the cover to score the vital try. Cammy Finlayson converted .

Man of the match went to Graham Dun.

Next week YM are at home to Trinity Academicals.