London Scottish produced a vintage performance in their last pool game of the British and Irish Cup against Gala as they thumped The Borderers 32-0, avenging their own defeat to the side earlier on in the competition.
The hosts had no hope of making the quarter final stages after the results of the previous weekend and they were keen to avoid finishing their pool at the very bottom and they managed to achieve that in some style and although Gala had rested some players with an eye on the resumption of the Premiership, it doesn’t make the result any easier for The Exiles.
The hosts got off to a brisk start and the assembled crowd saw them create many chances earlier on, and once the whole team got going after the 18th minute, Gala players just had no answer for them. George Graham, the coach of Gala stated that his club had made a lot of silly errors and the biggest problem in the match was the fact that some of his players were overawed by the occasion in the first half. He went on to state that he wanted to have a good look at some of his players and in the first half, he learned a lot more than he had bargained for.
But Graham did state that he was extremely disappointed with the hammering which his side got in the match. But he insisted he is happy and the match has been a good experience for some of his young players and it will come good in the future.
The Exiles team was also pleased with completely blanking the opposition and the team believes that this result will add a lot of confidence to their play when they return to action in the Rugby Football Union Championship.