SHAUN GETS FIVE IN THIRTEEN TRY GALA VICTORY
After scoring three on Wednesday night at Peebles, Shaun Law went even better on Saturday at Netherdale by running in five against Edinburgh Academical Blues.
The match was played as a double header, after contacting the SRU, to save playing again next week so Gala took a ten point victory instead of five.
Gala scored in their very first movement, with slick handling sending Shaun Law scoring an unconverted try in the corner.
Both teams were throwing the ball about but it was Gala who increased thrir lead. A high kick by Andy McLean was snapped up by Gavin Campbell to send Craig Keddie in for the try, converted by Andy McLean.
This score was quickly followed by a perfectly executed try from a backs move, sending Gavin Dalgleish racing straight through to the posts. Andy McLean added the extras.
Gala got their bonus point try after a kick into the corner and a drive from the line-out, Daryl Hughes getting the touchdown and Andy McLean's conversion putting Gala out of sight with only 25 minutes gone.
A charged down clearance put Accies on the score-board with an unconverted try.
Undeterred Gala came storming back with great work by the forwards sending Ross Lindsay in for the fifth and 100th try of the season, converted again by Andy McLean.
Slack defence let Accies in for another unconverted try, but again Gala came back on the interval, when a chip through by Gavin Dalgleish saw Ross Lindsay win the race to get his second try. The try was unconverted but Gala turned round 38--10 to the good.
Gala's dominance continued after the break as they began using all their subs and a great pick up of a rolling ball by Ben Murray, allowed him to send Steve Cairns in under the bar. Andy McLean added the two points.
A fine line-out take by Malcolm Horsburgh sent the ball along the line for Shaun Law to beat his man on the outside to score in the corner. Andy McLean converted from the touchline.
It was the forwards turn next and from another chip through, the pack drove to the line for Kyle Ramage to power over. Andy McLean converted as he did his own try moments later when he run through several defenders from half field to score a fine individual try.
The rest of the game belonged to Shaun Law, as he scored three more tries.
The first was a great solo try using his pace, the second from superb handling across the field by the backs and the third from a neat pass from Andy McLean. Andy McLean converted two of them.
The best run of the game came at the end when Lewis Playfair dummied and side-stepped his way from half-way to the line only to pass the ball to an Accies player a yard out. We expect there was some ribbing in the dressing room afterwards.