CARNOUSTIE 15 v HILLFOOTS 21
Carnoustie kicked off with Hillfoots mishandling the ball giving Carnoustie a line out which, they failed to take advantage of. Carnoustie pressed forward but with the wind at their backs put too much weight on several kicks allowing the defence to touch down.
Carnoustie defended well before Mitchell Whyte made a clean break but with no support and was forced to ground. Carnoustie persevered and from a series of strong drives Craig Henderson touched down with Andrew Burgess converting. Hillfoots responded by setting siege to the home line but stout resolute defending kept them out. Carnoustie eventually cleared their lines and with play in the midfield the half was ended.
Hillfoots restarted but with strong driving and consecutive penalties Carnoustie took play deep into the visitors twenty two. A further penalty was tapped and Andrew Burgess wriggled his way over the line but missed the conversion. Within a few minutes he made good by converting a penalty.
Hillfoots reply was immediate, from a penalty they initially drove the ball before good handling allowed them to breach the defence to touch down and convert. As Hillfoots confidence grew so did the pace of the game and a tiring defence was broken twice more with both tries converted.
Despite defeat Carnoustie can be proud of their efforts.
Team : C. Henderson : A. Neil : D. Campbell : E. Fraser : T. Forster : N. Bowles : J. Forster : O. Hughes : D. Findlay : A. Burgess : R. Burton : M. Whyte : C. Blackburn : N. Galligan : M. McQueen : D. Van Wyk : J. Donnachie : K. Murphy : S. Millar : R. Beresford : D. Rankin :