Gala YM 40

Dalkeith 45

Joe Dickson

at Netherdale

GALA YM gave up a 14 point lead with ten minutes to go against a strong Dalkeith side at Netherdale on Saturday.

And worse was to come as the visitors scored the winning try deep in injury time to snatch the league points.

Dalkeith had a huge pack which YM found hard to control, but still they engineered six of the 13 tries in the game.

YM lost Kieron Douglass after ten minutes with a serious leg injury and the game was stopped for a long while as they awaited an ambulance.

Eventually the game was shifted to another pitch and YM soon took the lead when Adam Williams sliced through the defence to score at the posts.

Williams converted his own try.

Dalkeith retaliated quickly and they drove over from a ruck.

The conversion levelled the scores.

Almost straight away, slack YM tackling let the visitors in for a second converted try.

But YM rallied and pinned the visitors on their own line before Adrian Donoghue crashed over.

Williams again converted to level the scores.

More slack tackling let Dalkeith in for a third try to put them 19 –14 up at the interval.

At the start of the second half a great break by Steven Patterson set up Rhuary Horsburgh for a YM try.

The Williams conversion gave the home team a two point lead.

YM were ringing the changes and another break by Steven Patterson sent sub Kyle Ramage smashing his way over for the bonus point try.

Williams yet again added the extras.

Dalkeith came back and drove over for their bonus point try which was converted.

Once again YM sprang back with a good move finished off by Jason Graham. Williams again added the extras.

YM added a sixth try moments later when another good move saw Greg Douglass score in the corner.

YM seemed home and dry with a 14 point lead, but Dalkeith had different thoughts.

In the last ten minutes they engineered two more converted tries to level the scores at 40-all.

Dalkeith scored a seventh try deep into injury time when they created an overlap in the corner to claim, the league points and YM were left with two bonus points.

YM’s Man of the Match went to Rhuary Horsburgh.

Next week YM are at home to Liberton.