CARNOUSTIE 42 V PANMURE 27
In the first derby of the season Carnoustie got the game underway, immediately conceding a penalty. Touch was not found and Carnoustie ran the ball back with the move finished when Dean Nicholson touched down. Carnoustie continued to press forward gaining a penalty which was converted. Carnoustie kept up the attack with good penetrative running with Mitch Whyte crossing to score. Panmure came more into the game and broke down the defence to cross over and touch down. Carnoustie came back with Michael Jamieson running over to touch down. Panmure made no mistake in gathering a kick ahead ball and with quick hands sent the ball wide to touch down. None of the tries were converted. A good first half was brought to an end.
Panmure restarted with Carnoustie quickly into their stride with Craig Henderson driving over to touch down. The conversion was added. Carnoustie continued to drive forward with tries from Michael Jamieson and Owen Hughes. After a spell in midfield Danny Findlay broke free to run forward and touch down. The conversion was added. Panmure were down but certainly not out crossing over for three tries late in the game.
A fine game in many ways but a considerable number of points, on both sides, were lost in missed conversions.
Team : M.McQueen : D.Nicholson : M.Whyte : M.Jamieson : J.Donnachie : C.Blackmore : D.Findlay : C.Henderson : K.Murphy : D.Campbell : R.Blyth : J.Forster : A.Franco : K.Dandie : O.Hughes : S.Millar : B.Patterson : A.Shepherd : M.Docherty : B.Langlands.