Edinburgh Eagles: (6) 24
Tries: Tawanayavulala, Waibuta, Mair, Dakuidreketi Goals: Williams (4),
York Acorn: (16) 38
Tries: Aquino, Robson, Speck, Garrington, Parker, Brown, Arthur Goals: Chilton (5)
York Acorns raced in to 10-0 lead after 5 mins before match became end to end as each team traded a converted try each in the next 35mins. Eagles scorer was Roserutabua Tawanayavulala and Alex Williams made the 1st of his 4 successful kicks to get Eagles up and running. York had a try disallowed just before half time for a contentious knock-on to make the score 16-6 to York at the break.
At the start of the 2nd half it was the turn of the Eagles to make a strong start as firstly, Orisi Waibuta ran the length of the field, past the watching spectators to score the try of the day, and then Mikey Mair scored to give Eagles an 18-16 lead and an upset appeared to be on the cards.
On the next York set however, an Eagles error allowed York to retake the lead which they built on to make the score 32-18 to York going into the last 10mins. A try from Eagles forward Keni Dakuidreketi brought the score back to 32-24 to the visitors to set up a tense finale however Eagles could not find a way through to close the gap further and York had time to add another try as they won 38-24.
2 Danny Bete, 3 Roserutabua Tawanayavulala, 4 Jacob Holt, 5 Viliame Rokobuli, 6 Alex Williams, 7 Thomas Johnson, 8 Colin Jarvis, 9 Niall Hall, 10 Michele Crolla, 11 Mikey Mair, 12 Keni Dakuidreketi, 13 Orisi Waibuta
Interchange: 14 Inosi Korovavala, 15 Apenai Kororua, 16 Sean Taylor
2 Callum McDarby, 3 Jordan Potter, 4 Ryan Gallacher, 5 Joshua Parker, 6 Antony Chilton, 7 Lewis Brown, 8 Tim Stubbs, 9 Lewis Lord, 10 Adam Endersby, 11 Haiden Barber, 12 Elliot Bulmer, 13 Thomas Holder
Interchange: 14 Nicholas Speck, 16 Jordan Hyde, 18 Thomas Hill, 19 Ashley Robson
Photo: Jackie Mackenzie