Jamie Stevenson – more to come from Scottish

05th October 2013

London Scottish try scoring hero Jamie Stevenson believes there is room for improvement despite his side’s 22-20 win at Plymouth Albion last night.

The 21-year-old's late try secured a tense win at Brickfields which consolidated Scottish's place in the top half of the Greene King IPA Championship.

They now break off for the British and Irish Cup which begins with a tough trip to London Welsh this Saturday and Stevenson is glad to keep the momentum up going into the Cup.

“I think it was more a sense of relief,” he said reflecting on last night's win. “Our game wasn't quite where we wanted it to be but to win at Plymouth where we have played three times before and not won is pleasing.

“It was nervy due to the fact we should have put more points on them than we did early doors. We could have let the heads drop when they came back into it but we didn't.

“We can play better but in saying that we scored three tries and could have scored four.”

He continued: “For my try, all the work was done by Brighty (Mark Bright) and PJ (Gidlow). I just put my head down and slid in any way possible. It was more a panic rather than a cultured finish!”

Scotland A cap Stevenson and fellow scrum-half Jordi Pasqualin have struck up a healthy rivalry for the number nine jersey this season, something which the former feels is benefiting the team as a whole.

Pasqualin scored the game's opening try last night before Stevenson made his impact felt in the final quarter.

He added: “We push each other hard in training and it's good to have that competition. It keeps you on your toes. I would like to be starting obviously but at the moment, when I come on, there's enough time to make a difference.

“When you are on the bench you can see where the space is and you just need to make sure you get up to speed with the physicality when called upon.

“The momentum carries on for the team and we just want to keep building on things. There's more to come in attack from us and plenty to work on.”


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