CARNOUSTIE 67 v MADRAS 5
Madras kicked off on a wet miserable afternoon but despite the conditions an open game with good handling ensued. Early play favoured the home side and from a line out Michael Jamieson touched down but missed the conversion. Madras attacked but a kick to the line was cleared by Carnoustie who then from a penalty drove the ball for Kieran Ritson to touch down and Michael Jamieson to convert. After a spell of midfield play Carnoustie won a good scrum ball which allowed Michael Jamieson to run through a disorganised defence to touch down and convert. With half time approaching Michael Downie received the ball out wide and ripped through several attempted tackles to touch down with Michael Jamieson converting.
Madras fielded the restart at the beginning of the second half and keeping possession drove forward to touch down. The rain was now persistent but this did not deter Carnoustie who handled the wet ball well crossing for seven tries from M. Jamieson , I. Reid, M. Downie – 2 tries, J. Forster, M. Whyte and J. Donnachie, five were converted plus one penalty. The rugby at times was excellent making a mockery of the conditions.
Team : M.Gibson : M. Downie : M.McQueen : M.Whyte : J. Donnachie : M. Jamieson : D. Findlay : S. Queen : N. Bowles : A. Neil : C. Henderson : J. Forster : K. Ritson : R. Beresford : I. Reid : A. Shepherd : A. Baxter : M. Docherty : R. Burton.