After the recent hard frosts, Montrose managed to complete a full weekend of rugby. On Saturday, our 1st XV took on Glenrothes 2nd XV and came out winners, 39 – 24.
Montrose Under-18 took on Stirling County in the Caledonia Cup. Stirling play in the National League, so this was an excellent chance for the local boys to test their skills at the highest level. After a tough first half, Montrose were down by 17 - 0. Into the second half, Montrose seemed to have adjusted to the higher tempo and scored three tries from Pinder, Batt and Campbell. At the final whistle, the Stirling boys ran out winners 36-15. While Montrose will not go through to the next round, they put up a very creditable performance against one of the strongest teams in Scotland. Montrose U18 now go into the semi-final of the Caledonia Quaich.
Montrose Under-16 travelled to Glenrothes. Unfortunately, none of their pitches were playable due to frost. However, they found a half pitch that was soft enough, so they played a round robin set of matches of ten-a-side. Our S1/2s played host to Madras from St Andrews. They played three 20 minute sessions. After a slow start, the Montrose boys played some excellent rugby and are looking forward to the return fixture.
On Sunday, the weather was warm enough for Montrose Minis to move outside again. Squads from Micros, P4/5 and P6/7 practiced their skills in preparation for their upcoming matches.
This weekend sees the 1st XV away to Strathmore 2nd XV, U18s host Kinross and Micros, P4/5, P6/7 and S1/2 are at home against Carnoustie.