Watsonians overcome Musselburgh in thriller

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WATSONIANS and Musselburgh played out an entertaining RBS Edinburgh Regional Cup Pool One match at Myreside last night, the home side winning 57-23 in the end.

The game sparked into life after just two minutes when a good break by home scrum-half Ramsay Young saw his 
full-back Ally Ledingham in for a try.

The visitors from East Lothian got themselves back into things with a penalty from their stand-off Danny Owenson, before a second ‘Sonians try by back-row Josh Thomson put them 12-3 up after just seven minutes.

Musselburgh came back into things with a well worked try through centre Willie Todd and when Owenson kicked a penalty after 15 minutes the visitors were 13-12 up.

Despite having hooker Ali Ross in the sin bin ‘Sonians scored a third try through Young and the conversion by stand-off Mike Ker countered by a drop goal by Owenson left things at 19-16.

Tries four and five came for the home side before the break, No. 8 Dan Hendry going over on debut and then centre Tom Hart.

That meant they led 31-16, but went into half-time with winger Chris Berkery in the sin bin.

Captain Ben Di Rollo’s converted try after 50 minutes put the home side 38-16 to the good, but soon after they received their third yellow card of the night with Young the culprit this time.

Ker then joined him in the sin bin and ‘Burgh scored a converted try, but tries through Berkery, Ledingham and replacement Rory Steele saw Watsonians win 57-23