London Scottish Senior Amateur Rugby finished the season on a high note with all competitive teams.
The Highlanders completed the season with two stunning victories over high flying Blackheath (31-27) and Henley Hawks. The positive result of training and playing with the first team was particularly on display as players have used the experience to their benefit with the Highlanders putting Henley to the sword 38-15 in a thrilling match. Captain Jamie Urquhart scoring a massive 23 of those points, proving the difference whilst also scoring 16 in a man of the match performance against Blackheath.
Big performances in both games from Aaron Booth, Luca Vexler, Lewis Unsworth, Rob Montgomery and Louis Manzon with a man of the match performance from the bench. Special mention must also go to those Extra Bs who stepped up to play for the Highlanders: David Greene, Chris Schikaneder and Charlie Marchant-Rowe.
The Extra Bs bounced back from their League playoff disappointment to record a 34-33 win against Old Streetonians in what was one of the most exciting games of the season. With the lead changing hands several times, Captain Matt Hayman stood up to the plate to kick what was to prove the winning penalty with five minutes left on the clock. The Extra Bs used their experience of losing by a couple of points the week before to close out the game in the remaining five minutes to record the club’s second piece of silverware this season after success in the Middlesex 7s at the beginning of the season.
Man of the Match was a joint award for Callum Steel and double try scorer Joe Herbert. Notable performances from club legend Brains (Brian Martin) in his 23rd season playing at London Scottish, Johnny Newman in his first game back from injury, Ed Bromley-Martin, Ernest Tu and Charlie Robertson.
Real progress has been made across the whole Senior Amateur section of the club this season, with a number of players also stepping up from the Junior Academy to start playing adult rugby. Special mentions to Brandon Babalola, David Semu and Bola Docemo.
There are still plenty more opportunities to support London Scottish Senior Amateur Rugby over the coming months with a Kilts team entered into Middlesex 7s to defend their title at the Athletic Ground on 30thApril, Red Lions Touch Rugby running every Monday throughout the summer and the final Senior Academy at home against Ealing Trailfinders Academy on Wednesday 12th April.
On behalf of everyone involved with London Scottish Senior Amateur Rugby, thank you for your continued support. Special thanks also go to Corné du Rand, Ross Doneghan, Chris Baxter and Stuart Aimer for their hard work throughout the season.