Today we saw the final youth games of the shortened season. Both the 13/14s and 15/16s had an early start, heading for the return fixture with Dalkeith.

The fixtures a few weeks ago was played with great spirit and sportsmanship from all the players. Today was no different, and all the squads should be proud of their performances and more importantly the manner the games were played.

The 13/14s were first up, with the damp conditions leading to a few knock ons and errant passes from both squads. Not deterred by this both teams were putting on a great display.

Kirkcaldy started well putting the high intensity training into practice, with points on the board quickly with a try out wide and followed up quickly with a power team try over the line. Dalkeith came back with two tries of their own with one conversion to edge in front at the end of the first 20 mins.

The start of the second period provided a strong few mins for both teams trying to get the scoreboard ticking over and the momentum shifted to Kirkcaldy who scored two well worked tries. With a few mins left, Dalkeith broke wide and ran in a try.

The third period saw changes from both teams along with a couple of injuries too. With four tries a piece, possession was key and Kirkcaldy kept a good hold of the ball resulting in a great try down the wing. Dalkeith replied with one of their own with a well worked team effort but the restart provided Kirkcaldy with a quick response taking their tally to six tries. Dalkeith regained possession in the last few minutes to score a great try down the outside to even up the try count.

At six tries each at full time the only thing separating them was the conversation count with Dalkeith having converted three to Kirkcaldys two giving a final score of 36-34 to Dalkeith.

The 15/16s have a few missing but still went with a squad of 20. The boys continued where they left off the week before, playing a high tempo, off-loading game. The forwards carrying the ball well, Euan S leading from the front, with Stewart enjoying the collisions.

The back line looked dangerous with both Ethan and Hamish controlling the game.

Similar to the first game, Kirkcaldy ran in a few early scores, recycling the ball quickly and putting their training drills into practice. Dalkeith were defending well and some good tackling kept Kirkcaldy at bay.

Once again the blues changed the line up each 20mins, with some lads trying new positions - with some backs coming into the pack to see where the real work is done.

Both teams continued to try and move the ball wide and put on a great feast of running rugby for the supporters. A very entertaining game. Again the boys have improved week on week and the team spirit amongst the boys is fantastic. Special mention this week to Corey C - after a few near misses finally getting not just 1 try but 2 (no white line yips anymore)

Todays winner was definitely a positive end for everyone. Thanks to Dalkeith for having us and the referees doing a great job. Hopefully see you again next season. We must thank all our coaches, managers, volunteers, parents (taxi drivers!), especially players. In a difficult season training numbers have been great and keep growing. You are all on a great rugby journey, making many friends for life. You are all growing not only as rugby players but as fine young people (if some of you could possibly stop growing so tall though).

Special mention to Kathryn, our youth convenor for her hard work and Andy the CPO for his support to the young men/ladies. Also Corgi and Logan, the development guys, for their work - helping the youth section and bringing more & more young players to the club.

Thanks to all our sponsors for their support of these squads. The new strips this season look amazing and we can’t wait to run out in them again next season.

You are all truly special and make our youth rugby family what it is. For the boys and girls moving up to another age group next season, keep having fun, working hard and you’ll all smash it.

Finally, thanks massively to everyone who supports the team and the page. We will see you next season. (don’t forget touch rugby in the summer)

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