County book place in U18 Youth final

STIRLING County booked their place in the final of the RBS under 18 Youth Cup at Murrayfield a week on Sunday after defeating Gala Wanderers in the penultimate round match at Bridgehaugh last night.

Predictably Stirling used their powerful pack to lay the foundations of victory. Stirling led 21-0 at half time with tries by full back Martin Hall, prop Jamie Bhatti and stand-off Jack Urquhart.

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Then after the break Stirling added a further three tries from centre Archie Russell, replacement scrum half Ciaran Wood, and Urquhart, who landed five conversion kicks. Gala’s tries were scored in the second half the first from centre Gregor Mein and the second from replacement Keith Young, Mein converting both.