Director of Rugby's Blog
Semi Final Time (1)
18 Feb 2019
It was good to get back to winning ways on Saturday with in the end a convincing win over Watsonians. It was a tousy affair but once we recovered from having 2 binned at the same time the game settled down. It's been a tough season with injuries and once again the curse hit Jason Baggott as he landed on his shoulder in the first half in an Ariel tussle. The fact he got a yellow card for his troubles only added to the pain and indeed everybody else's. It wasn’t the most popular decision given but who am I to say it was wrong. But for what it's worth I think it was
So it’s a bit of déjà vu its Ayr in the Cup semi final at the Greenyards on the 30th March. Perhaps we should just put these semi finals in the fixture list at the start of the season and save the Union the bother of drawing them.
We seem to have been joined at the hip with Ayr over the last few years, but it's not a bad problem being in semi finals , it's quite good actually
We have a game this week against Peebles where Stuart Johnson our Storm Coach will put out a young team as we give them the opportunity to express themselves . It’s a 12 midday start so don’t miss it.
Its exiting times to know we are in the play offs and the cup semi final. I have said before it's not normal, most clubs would give their back teeth to be in a position come the end of the season of possibly winning a competition. There's no divine right to success , we have just worked really hard over the last 20 years to be as good as we can be . Ayr are very good, Heriots have shown they are good as have Currie , our report card is good but to pass the exams we must do better.
I'm pretty sure that’s what my teacher and report card said but I wasn't really listening at the time and didn’t stay in school long enough to bother.
Older and wiser now, or at least certainly older
"Hear we go. here we go here we go again" Status Quo - 21 Feb 2018
SEMI FINALS HERE WE COME - 12 Feb 2018
home play off in the bag - 06 Feb 2018