Edinburgh University Rugby Club sensationally managed to win their promotional match (18-16) with a final penalty kick against Harper Adams College at Peffermill yesterday.
The game was essentially a story of two halves. Harper Adams took the lead early on in the game leading by 13-3 dominating possession of the ball in the Edinburgh territory. Edinburgh came back to score an unconverted try before half-time.
In the second half Edinburgh came back and dominated play in the Harper Adams territory. They were unluckily disallowed a try after the Referee deemed that he had interfered with the play, and called them back for a 5 metre scrum. However they bounced back and later scored a converted try. It was only in the dying seconds that Edinburgh were awarded a penalty which was converted to win the game.
This was a hard fought game, and at the end the dejection of the Harper Adams players was clear to see. They had travelled a long way and left empty-handed.
I then interviewed rugby development officer for Edinburgh University, David Adamson, after the match
More pictures from the event can be seen at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/polwarthpics/sets/72157626274750301/
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