Young hat-trick not enough

Hillhead Jordanhill 39

Jed-Forest 22


THE Royal Blues were disappointed to come away from this game with nothing to show for their efforts, but everything they did was quickly matched and more by Hillhead.

Jed-Forest were only on the park seven minutes and were down by 12 points after Hills winger Leslie then centre Holland went over for tries, Butler converting one of the scores.

The Riverside Park men replied with a try by Gregor Young after 17 minutes, converted by Iain Chisholm, but their opponents came back at them immediately with a try from hooker Macmillan after 20 minutes.

Jed went on to pressurise the home line and were judged to be held up after twice crossing the line. Also, they had a couple of scoring opportunities that were stopped after passes were deemed forward.

However, Chisholm managed to convert a penalty to take the half-time score to 17-10.

The second half came to life after 15 minutes play when first Hills scored a converted try, quickly followed by a touchdown for Young.

The home side again reacted quickly with another try, again followed by the visitors when Young scored his third try which was converted by Chisholm,

Jed started to chase the game, looking for a bonus point, but were unable to capitalise on any pressure. Hills had the last laugh when scrum half Macpherson scored an opportunist try in the final minutes.

Next week sees a pre-match lunch for ex-players and guests. After this, there is not a home game for seven weeks, so they are hoping for a good crowd to cheer the team against league leaders Watsonians.

Jed-Forest: A. Ions; D. Grieve, N. Bates, S. Scott, G. Young; G. Elder, D. Grieve; M. Weekley, R. Goodfellow, I. Chisholm, D. Gobby, E. Scott, G. Young, D. Wallace, L. Young. Subs used: G. Slorance, S. McDonald, S. Raeburn, G. Taylor, J. Sudlow.