venue: Ada Ciganlija, Belgrade
22nd August 2009
Full Match Report
2009 EUROPEAN U16 SHIELD – GAME 3
In the European Shield decider, SCOTLAND emerged victorious after a terrific battle with SERBIA, winning 26-16 against the competition hosts. Prop Dejan Lukenic open the scoring for the Serbians, powering over in the 10th minute but then it was all Scotland.
Sinclair Matthews went over in the corner after a fine run from Scot Wilson, and the winger claimed his second try five minutes later when burrowing in after constant Bravehearts pressure. Three penalties in succession left the Serbians under the cosh and Robbie Thompson broke two tackles to go over on an arcing run just before the break.
Serbia knocked on from the kick off to the second period and from the scrum stand off David Scott jinked clear and added his second goal to make it 20-6 but the home team fought back.
Second rower Stefan Nedeljkovic was too strong to hold out, Dragan Kranjcec gaoling before Wilson and Matthews setting up Stuart Duthie for the clinching score in the corner, Scott superbly adding the extras.
Serbia gained a deserved consolation score, Stevan Stevanovic finding a gap from a Kranjcec pass.
Emil Corovic, Tomica Kostic, Nikola Radivojevic, Djordje Salai, Igor Bajic, Stevan Stevanovic, Vojislav Dedic, Dejan Lukenac, Dragan Kranjcec, Milan Aleksic, Stefan Nedeljkovic, Milos Calic, Igor Tintor. Subs: Nikola Stojanovic, Marko Miljkovic, Dejan Cvitkovac, Marko Vlahovic
Scot Wilson, Stuart Duthie, Sinclair Mathews, Frazer Satti, Calum Ford, David Scott, Ben Anderson, Paul Henry Jackson, Jordan Duncan, Deren McNeil, Tom Henry, Robbie Tompson, Nathan Morris. Subs: Ryan McKenna, Robin McNamara, Jason Sharkie, Louis Senter