Howe too hot for the rest at Madras sevens

Howe Colts
Howe Colts

Howe Colts travelled to Madras for their annual sevens tournament along with teams from all over Scotland.

After the pool matches were played, where Howe beat Montrose and succumbed to Ayr and Dumfries, they found themselves in the Madras Blues Salver semi final against Madras Dark Blues.

The team started to get into a rhythm, running in nine tries to no reply from Calum Stuart, Euan Muir, Gavin Murray, Lorne Christie, David Hodge (2) and Robert Douglas (3) making the final score 51 0.

Aberdeen Wanderers were the final opponents after their impressive win over Aberdeen Grammar in the other semi.

Howe opened the scoring through David down the wing, but Wanderers came back with two scores to go into half time in the lead.

Wanderers scored again early in the second half but David scored again to leave Howe needing a converted try to win.

In the last play Robert managed to pick up and burst through to score, but unfortunately the conversion was wide and so it was extra time with the first score the winners.

After a good kick off Howe worked their way up the pitch for Calum to drive over in the corner giving Howe the win over Wanderers in what had been an evenly matched and exciting final.

The delighted side returned from the home of their local rivals with the trophy.