Hills played their first match of the season at Hughenden yesterday with a very young squad of 17 players drawn from Hyndland Secondary, Hillhead High School and Jordanhill School.
On a blustery day, Hills were asked to play into the wind, which added to their difficulties against a visiting team which had already played 4 games. Despite some excellent defence in the tight areas, the boys struggled when the opposition moved the ball wider and found themselves down 0-24 at half time.
The interval gave the team some time to regroup, and the second half commenced with the boys in full flight, driven on by a strong tailwind and the well chosen words of coach David Brown.
The 2nd half ended 12-12, with Hills scoring two excellent tries through Hussain Mohsan and our captain Ayrton To, with one conversion from Finn Stewart, as well as being thwarted a few times by last ditch defence, after some excellent driving forward play.
All 17 boys deserve great credit for performing so well in their first outing against more experienced and much heavier opposition.
Final score: Hills 12 v Uddingston/Waysiders 36