Jed in 30-point turnround after terrible start

Whitecraigs 15

Jed-Forest 30

PREMIER DIVISION TWO

JED found themselves 15 points down after only 10 minutes’ play when Whitecraigs caught them cold, scoring two tries and a conversion, and kicking a penalty.

In contrast, it took the travelling Borderers 30 minutes to clock up their first points through a Chris Laidlaw penalty.

This was quickly followed by a try from Gregor Young, after the ball was moved wide. Young’s touchline break from halfway ended with a score under the posts. Laidlaw converted, then, just before half-time, kicked a penalty to narrow the gap to 15-13 at the break.

It wasn’t long after the restart that Gregor Young got his second try.

The Jed forwards began taking more control in set-piece play and the whole team started to throw the ball wide at every opportunity. They were rewarded when Gregor Young bagged his third try after 55 minutes which was then converted by Laidlaw.

Not to be outdone by his brother, Lewis Young finished the scoring for Jed after another break from halfway.

Jed-Forest: L. Young; G. Young, R. Hogg, E. Scott, D. Gobby; C. Laidlaw, R. Goodfellow; A. Ions, D. Grieve, A. Croitoru, N. Cook, M. Weekly, A. Nagle, S. Raeburn, D. Gillespie. Subs: R. Ferguson, D. Grieve, I. Chisholm, K. Aitchison.