The weather may have been rather gloomy at Goldenacre on Friday night for the Charity Shield match, however our on field performance certainly gave cause to feel bright . Whilst it was no more than a warm up game for the real stuff this week, it was certainly encouraging. We looked fairly sharp considering it was our first game and the boys really enjoyed themselves. They all finished with smiles on their faces.
Much of the structure JD put in place remains but no doubt Rob and Jonno will be keen to stamp their own authority on things and they will have their own ideas as to how we develop our new squad and its style of play. No better time and place than week one at The Greenyards to see how things are shaping.
Boroughmuir and new coach Peter Wright will be determined to wipe any smiles away and do as they did last season, win.
On both occasions we quite simply blew it, especially at Meggetland when we were in a comfortable lead at half-time. However, I have no doubt the players will be determined to put that right.
Ian Moody (Friday’s man of the match) will face his old club for the first time and will be looking forward to his first sortie on The Greenyards, as will the other new recruits. I have a feeling it will be close and a high scoring afternoon so pop along and see what you think.
Look out for young Ross McCann on the wing, he's a bubbly character bursting with enthusiasm. He can't stop smiling having scored the winning try at Peebles 7s and then setting up Fridays 3rd and arguably best try of the night....add Mr Lockington to the mix and you won't be bored that’s for sure. He is also buzzing for very different reasons after a year out through injury.
The Wasps will warm up on the main pitch at 1pm and the Storm will also be at home at 3pm.
See you Saturday!