Survival skills to the fore for Jed

Stewart’s Melville 31

Jed-Forest 32

RBS NATIONAL LEAGUE

JED-FOREST snatched a dramatic win at Inverleith on Saturday to keep their hopes of survival alive.

The Riverside Park outfit were 14-0 behind after 13 minutes as their hosts got off to a flying start with two converted tries.

A brave attempt to get back into the game was thwarted when tries by Lewis Young and then Ross Goodfellow were disallowed before Iain Chisolm notched the visitors’ first points with a penalty.

Persistence was rewarded further in the 25th minute when Lewis Young did manage to ground the ball over the try line and Chisolm added the conversion.

Seven minutes later, Jed were further hampered when Jack Sudlow was yellow-carded for not rolling away and Stew/Mel ran in another try to make the score 19-10 to the hosts at half-time.

After the restart, that gap was increased further as the home side blasted out of the traps with another two tries, one of which was converted.

However, Jed appeared to have the measure of things and launched an all-out attack, covering a 10 minute period, which led to tries from Chisolm and Goodfellow, both converted by Chisolm, who also added a penalty.

Trailing 31-27, a determined Jed continued to pile on the pressure and with time running out, threw everything they had at the Inverleith outfit and were rewarded for their efforts when Lewis Young scorched in for the bonus point try and sealed a vital victory for his team.

Jed-Forest: L. Young; C. Gillon, I. Chisolm, R. Hogg, D. Gobby; N. Fono-Hunt, R. Goodfellow; A. Ions, David Grieve, A. Frame, G. Young, G. Elder, M. Weekley, Donald Grieve, J. Sudlow. Subs: N. Bates, N. Cook, J. Rowley, D. Wallace, E. Munro.