CARNOUSTIE RFC 22 v BLAIRGOWRIE RFC 31
Carnoustie kicked off against the league leaders who cleanly fielded the ball and broke up field before setting up a drive deep in the home twenty two. They gained a penalty which was sent wide of the posts. With the aid of penalties Blairgowrie consolidated in the home twenty two before breaking from a scrum to touch down and convert. Carnoustie lifted the siege to press on the visitor’s line only to turn over the ball allowing Blairgowrie to clear their lines. From deep Blairgowrie broke the defensive line and sending the ball wide only to knock on with the line beckoning. Blairgowrie again drove close to the line but stout defence allowed Carnoustie to clear. From a scrum in mid field Connor Blackmore chipped the ball over the defensive line with Carnoustie securing the ball and playing it through the hands allowing Kieran Ritson to touch down with no conversion. With half time approaching Blairgowrie set up a strong drive from a line out to touch down with no added conversion.
Blairgowrie got the second half going and regathered the ball but the defence was solid. From a deep kick Carnoustie fielded and put the ball quickly through the hands for Connor Blackmore to touch down, again the conversion was missed. Carnoustie kept up the pressure with Mike Downie beating several defenders before being brought down near the line. Having gained two penalties Carnoustie tapped the second allowing Craig Henderson to crash over and touch down with no conversion. Blairgowrie replied by breaking clear down the wing to score and immediately from the restart they ran down the same wing to score and converted both tries.
Carnoustie were rattled and failed to clear the 10 metre line with the restart kick but settled again and from a long clearance kick set up an attacking position, tapping a penalty and driving forward with Connor Blackmore making the touch down and Michael Jamieson converting. The referee blew for full time.
Team : M.McQueen : M.Downie : C.Addison : M.Whyte : C.Forteath : M.Jamieson : C.Blackmore : C.Henderson : K.Murphy : A.Neil : J.Forster : S.Millar : K.Ritson : A.Franco : O.Hughes : M.Docherty : A.Martin : R.Beresford : R.Blyth : K.Patterson : D.Nicholson : C.Rankin