Win keeps Deeside U16s in top spot

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Deeside U16s continued their run of good form with a well deserved 20-7 win away from home at Perthshire.

Deeside played into the wind in the first half and although they scored first through full back Liam Hutcheon the try went unconverted and Perthshire soon replied to take the lead 7-5 to half time.

With the wind advantage now in their favour Deeside kicked well and kept play deep into Perthshire’s half and a second try 15 minutes into the half by Liam Hutcheon broke the deadlock.

This try was a crucial turning point in the game, and Deeside started to play with increasing confidence.

A third try was not long coming, this time from centre James Long, who fended of two tacklers and although brought to ground just short of the try line, had enough control of the ball to reach out and score.

Perthshire tried to rally and on several occasions, their centres and wingers threatened to break through Deeside’s defence, but last ditch tackles denied Perthshire.

Deeside’s fourth and final try came from Duncan Harle playing on the wing, who broke away from the Perthshire defence and went over in the corner.

The win keeps Deeside top of the Caledonia U16 Champions league, but they will have their work cut out again this week when they take on Kirkcaldy at home, with a 1pm kick off at Woodend.