On a cold but clear afternoon the Junior Academy team impressed with a solid performance and a convincing win over Ruislip.
Playing with the elements the boys got off to a good start and on 8 minutes an attacking scrum on the Ruislip 22 saw the ball moved through the backs, full-back Josh joined the line to crash over for the first score.
It took until the last play of the half for the lead to be extended. The forwards had a series of solid drives before scrum-half Demi went close. No 8, Miles followed up with a drive and managed to off-load to fellow back-rower, Brandon, for a score under the posts. Fergus added the conversion for a half-time 0-12 score line.
The second half saw another four tries for the Scottish boys as they surged into an unassailable lead.
Two minutes into the half, Gary gathered a kick in his own half and went on a mesmerising run back into the Ruislip half. A series of three dummies led to the creation of an overlap and fellow centre Remi was on hand to sprint clear for a score under the posts. Fergus added the two points.
Remi followed up his score with another great break and, with just 10 minutes of the half played, another series of forward surges tied in the defence. Demi sniped for a good score and Gary added the additional two points.
It took only another five minutes for the next score. This time nobody was going to stop tight-head Ethan from powering over from close range. A well-deserved score for Ethan who made two or three awesome tackles and, along with the tight five, had a commanding day in the scrum. Gary added the two points again.
The next highlight was seeing Bola making a good run into the Ruislip 22. It had appeared to all those watching that he had defied an attempted tackle and scored under the posts. The decision, however, went against the team and a penalty was given to Ruislip on their own try line.
The boys were not to be denied and the final Scottish score resulted from another good period of play. A turnover ball from a maul was moved quickly by the team and winger Liam was on hand to beat the final defender and score out wide for a 0-38 lead.
To their credit Ruislip finished the match with a consolation score, which did reward them for their persistence and good play. It is also worthy to note that both teams contributed to a match played in excellent spirits.
The day, though, belonged to London Scottish, who now look forward to welcoming a touring team from our friends in Modena, Italy, next weekend.
Sam Bastille; Doug McLaughlin; Ethan Edwards-Haye; Tawanda Nambureti; Ali McLaughlin; Harry Golding; Ka-cie Addison; Robert Tapu; Bola Docemu; Brandon Babola; Miles Wakeling (C); Bruce Moffat; Demi Ajeigbe; Iain Rees; Gary Hardy; Remi Norville; Fergus Anderson; Josh Ferguson; Otto Saxon-Stone; David Semu; Liam Cameron; Jack Bartrip.