Aberdeen Grammar 18 - 22 Boroughmuir: Boroughmuir show perfect timing

NEITHER side is likely to win the premiership on this form, though Boroughmuir will be the happier of the two sides after showing great character and resolve than a shoddy Aberdeen side.

Scorers: Aberdeen: Tries: M Ward, A Hales. Con: M Ryan. Pens: M Ryan. Boroughmuir: Tries: R Wilson, M Clapperton, J Webster, A Warnock. Con: G Blackhall.

Muir coach Fergus Pringle was certainly pleased with the late surge of his side, snatching victory through replacement Ali Warnock’s 77th minute try,

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“We never gave up, and having outscored Grammar by four tries to two, no one can say we did not deserve to win,” said Pringle. A blistering start for the home side led to a try from scrum-half Morgan Ward, which was converted by full-back Mark Ryan in the tenth minute, only for the Edinburgh side to rise to the occasion with a touchdown six minutes later when prop Robbie Wilson rumbled over for a try converted by stand off Graeme Blackhall.

Ryan restored the lead with a penalty in 28 minutes before referee Charles Samson red carded home No 8 Cam Eyre just before half-time enabling the visitors to take advantage through centre Malcolm Clapperton. Turning round at 12-10 up Boroughmuir seemed to have lost out after winger Ade Hales pushed the home side ahead with an unconverted try and a second penalty for Ryan made it 18-12 for the home side.

Instead of surrendering Pringle’s charges bossed the last quarter, scoring tries from winger Jordan Webster and, of course, super subb Warnock.

Aberdeen: M Ryan; W Wardlaw, P Nacamavuto, J Knight, A Hales; S Wight, M Ward, S Corsar, S O’Connor, N Fraser, M Reid, M Douglas, G Ryan, T McGinness, C Eyre. Subs used: M Dixon, R Barrie.

Boroughmuir: K Buchan; D Hoyland, M Clapperton, M Hare, J Webster; G Blackhall, S Johnson, R Wilson, M Brown, K Coertze, I Moody, A Davidson, N Rodger, A Rose, J Swanson. Subs used: G Scott, J Latta, A Warnock, D Miler, R Guedroudj.