Ireland: 10
Scotland: 13

  • Tom Martin (3),
  • Peter Johnston (13),
  • Peter Johnston (58),
  • Tom Martin (66),
  • Peter Johnston (69),
  • Toby Burton-Carter (73),
  • Peter Johnston (78)
  • John Willans (14),
  • Connor Blackmore (17),
  • Michael Mellon (42),
  • Connor Blackmore (64),
  • Connor Blackmore (71),
  • Connor Blackmore (79)

  • Peter Johnston (3/5),
  • Phil Roberts (2/3)
  • Michael Mellon (1/1),
  • John Willans (4/5)

Drop goals
  • Michael Mellon

  • Stephen Palin-Campbell,
  • Rick Rodgers,
  • Peter Johnston,
  • Damian McCabe,
  • Tom Martin,
  • Phil Roberts,
  • Josh Gardner,
  • Scott Robertson,
  • Toby Burton-Carter,
  • Darren Dowey
  • Callum Young,
  • Michael Mellon,
  • Connor Blackmore,
  • Graeme Stewart,
  • John Willans,
  • Jay Anderson,
  • Neil Johnston,
  • Pete Lauder,
  • David Birtles,
  • Cayden Thomson

Match report

Ireland just about clinched the win in a dramatic game where the lead constantly changed hands. Tom Martin gave Ireland an early lead with Peter Johnston converting. Johnston added the second himself, converting again, but John Willans got one back for Scotland straight away, failing to add the extras.
They hit back again on 17 minutes through a Connor Blackmore try with Michael Mellon converting. And with both sides defending well, the score remained 12-10 to Ireland until Mellon landed a drop-goal with seconds remaining in the first half.
Mellon then gave Scotland took the lead for the first time early in the second half with a try that Willans converted. However Scotland’s chances were set back when Mellon was sent-off for following through after Johnston had touched down for a try. Phil Roberts converted, then added a penalty for the infringement from in front of the posts.
The game wasn’t over. Scotland hit back again with a Blackmore try and Willans goal. Ireland then scored two tries on the bounce – first through Martin, which Johnson converted, then an unconverted Johnson score to put them 30-23 up. Again Scotland hit back. Blackmore went over for his second that Willans converted to put them a point behind again.
With seven minutes to go, Toby Burton-Carter scored again for Ireland to put them 34-29 up. Johnston couldn’t land the extras, but did seal the game with two minutes to go with his fourth try.
Scotland were last to score as Blackmore went over for his fourth with Johnston converting, but time ran out for them as the Irish celebrated.