Scots enjoyed a very successful day around the sporting grounds last Saturday, 11th August 2012. The 1sts Rugby & Football teams had great wins over traditional competition leaders Riverview, seeing Scots on top of both AAGPS ladders after 3 rounds of competition. The College Cross Country teams won the Opens and Under 14’s GPS relay event hosted at Kings as well.
In Rugby, there was no bigger challenge for The Scots College 1stXV on Saturday. Facing the defending champions, at their home ground, in conditions that certainly suited a tighter style of play. But this is a 1stXV that is not one to run away from challenges. The game started with the expected intensity, and Riverview were first to get on the scoreboard with trademark attacks around the fringes. Despite the conditions, Scots continued to move the ball, and used the gale force wind at their backs, to find balance in a smart running and kicking game. The first try for Scots came from the evasive skills of Andrew Kellaway, who notched up another later in the game. His try scoring partner on the day was Dylan Holmes who also scored a brace of tries, blending power and pace to secure Scots the win. The talent in the Riverview team ensured the game went down to the wire, and very nearly stole victory in the dying seconds. The best team won on the day – Scots 29-22.
The 16A rugby team, coached by Mr. Cameron Torrance (Director of Sport) recorded another successful outing, securing a 22-5 victory to keep their undefeated season moving forward.
In Football, Scots continued their great start to the season with both the 1st and 2nd XI recording wins against their traditionally strong opponents. The 2nds kicked things off in blustery conditions with a 3 -1 win, quickly storming into the lead in the opening minutes after Oscar Broecker calmly slotted home from the edge of the box. Riverview pulled one back before half time, but goals from Yves Rubasha and Lachlan Millist late on sealed the win.
The 1sts also continued their strong start to the season, coming out 2 – 1 winners in a hard fought contest. Ben Bryant scored from the spot to open the scoring after Kurtis Gourlas was brought down, and despite Riverview equalising soon after, Scots saw out the win through a Will Cooper strike.
Scots to the fore!