Good Win at Home

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.

Home Defeat by Medic’s

CARNOUSTIE 22 v Dundee University Medic’s 27

Carnoustie entertained Dundee University Medic’s for the first game between the clubs.  Dundee kicked off with Carnoustie immediately penalised, with barely a minute gone the visitors took the lead.  Carnoustie struggled to get into the game and it was no surprise when the visitors extended their lead with an unconverted try.  Carnoustie eventually made good ground forward and from a 5 meter scrum Owen Hughes sniped round the scrum to touch down but with no conversion.  Carnoustie maintained the pressure and from a penalty tied the scores a half time.

Carnoustie got the second half underway. The early play was littered with penalties before Carnoustie set up a series of drives to the line with Danny Findlay touching down and Michael Jamieson converting. Carnoustie again pressed forward only to lose the ball allowing The Medics to break all of 40 meters to touch down and convert.  Carnoustie were guilty of loose carries resulting in The Medics again breaking from their own goal line to touch down wide out resulting in the conversion being missed.  Again Carnoustie applied heavy pressure on the visitor’s line with the same result the ball turned over and run the full length of the field for a converted try.  Carnoustie had the final say in the game driving a scrum to the line for Jack Forster to touch down and Michael Jamieson to convert.

Team : M.Gibson : J. Donnachie : M.Whyte : M.Jamieson : N.Galligan : C.Blackmore : D. Findlay : C.Henderson : N.Bowles : A. Neil : R. Blyth : J.Forster : A. Franco : K.Ritson : O.Hughes : J. Marriot : S. Millar : A. Baxter : K. Dandie : A. Shepherd : M. Docherty.

Superb Game with only 14 Men at Blairgowrie

BLAIRGOWRIE RFC 24 v CARNOUSTIE 18

With both teams undefeated a close game was anticipated. Carnoustie travelled with only 15 players due to 17 call offs.

Carnoustie kicked off and almost immediately conceded a penalty giving Blairgowrie field position. In early play Carnoustie were unfortunate to lose a man to injury and with no substitutes faced approx. 70 minutes a man down. They hung tenaciously for almost 20 minutes before losing two quick tries with one conversion.

Carnoustie, despite their difficulties they took the game to their opponents and before half time Michael Jamieson crossed twice with one converted. Half time came with the game all square.

Blairgowrie restarted the game with Carnoustie pressing forward. The defence were penalised and Michael Jamieson put Carnoustie in front for the first time. Blairgowrie pressed forward but the defence was solid forcing the ball carrier to lose possession over the line. The score was only delayed when Blairgowrie picked up from a five meter scrum and drove over. The conversion was missed, but the lead had changed hands.

Again Carnoustie pressed forward, gaining and converting a penalty to restore their lead. In the latter stages of the game the fourteen men were completely drained and in the last two minutes Blairgowrie forced their way over the line to touch down and convert.

Carnoustie during the game had two yellow cards so at times were only playing with 13 men. This was a great game for the players and although beaten gained a valuable bonus point.

Team : M.Docherty : N.Galligan : M.Whyte : M.Jamieson : J.Donnachie : C.Blackmore : D.Findlay : C.Henderson : K.Murphy : A.Neil : R.Blyth : J.Forster : D.Christie : O.Hughes : K.Ritson.

Local Derby Win

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.

Good Day Away at Kirkcaldy

KIRKCALDY 2nd XV 14 v CARNOUSTIE 38

Kirkcaldy got the game underway, Carnoustie fielded and ran the ball through many pairs of hands until Calum Forteath was given space on the wing to touch down with Michael Jamieson converting. The restart kick was fielded cleanly but again Carnoustie retained possession until Connor Blackmore broke the line to touch down. The conversion was missed. The game then settled down with Kirkcaldy having their share of attack but Carnoustie defended strongly.

Carnoustie worked the ball out of defence and from a scrum Michael Jamieson broke the defensive line to touch down and convert. Kirkcaldy replied in similar fashion breaking from a scrum to touch down and convert. Kirkcaldy held firm for a time until they gave a wild pass to nobody under the posts, Mitch Whyte was first to react and touch down the loose ball at the post with the conversion added. Half time came with no further incident.

Carnoustie restarted the second half with little happening until Craig Henderson broke strongly, Carnoustie then broke the defensive line with Michael Jamieson touching down. The conversion was missed. From the restart Kirkcaldy failed to put the ball over the 10 m line giving Carnoustie field position. Ultimately from a line out Carnoustie drove, recycled the ball to the backs and again Michael Jamieson touched down with the conversion added. Kirkcaldy then ended the scoring following a scrum the ball going wide before touching down and converting.

Team : J. Donnachie : C. Forteath : M. Whyte : M. Jamieson : D. Nicholson : C. Blackmore : D. Findlay : C. Henderson : A. Neil : K. Murphy : T. Forster : J. Forster : K. Dandie : O. Hughes : A. Franco : G. Henry : R. Blyth M. Docherty : J. Marriot : C. Chalmers.

Home Win for Start of Season

CARNOUSTIE 41 v FALKIRK 2nd xv 25
This being the first game of the season Carnoustie held a 2 minutes silence at beginning of the match for Jim Waugh who had died during the off season. Jim was the clubs first President when club was formed in 1978. He supported the club well and was always at the side line supporting the players.
Falkirk got the new season underway with Carnoustie fielding the ball and driving forwards. A penalty gained enabled Carnoustie to form a line out at the 5 meter mark. The line out was won and the ball spun out to the backs allowing Mitchell Whyte to break the line and score but the conversion was missed. Carnoustie continued to press but were penalised in the visitors twenty two. The ball was quickly tapped and run out at pace breaking a disorganised defence to touch down under the posts with the conversion added. From a line out in the visiting twenty two Carnoustie again sent the ball wide with Michael Jamieson touching down and converting. Again Falkirk threatened the home line and from a penalty put three points on the board. From a penalty Carnoustie won a 5 meter line out which allowed Owen Hughes to drive over with the conversion missed.
Falkirk restarted the second half by failing to put the ball over the 10 meter line, despite this they soon added penalty points to the score. Carnoustie replied with a strong series of drives before Danny Findlay nipped through to score, the conversion again missed. In a strong period of play both Callum Forteath and Jack Forster added touch downs but both conversions were missed. Falkirk came back to force their way over and add the conversion. Carnoustie fielded a loose kick and sent the ball at pace to across the width of the pitch for substitute Adam Campbell to touch down with no conversion. Falkirk had the final say touching down a try with no conversion in the final minute of the game.
Team : C. Henderson : A. Neil : K. Murphy : D. Nicolson : T. Forster : O. Hughes : A. Franco : J. Forster : D. Findlay : C. Blackmore : V. Galligan : M. Whyte : M. Jamieson : C. Forteath : R. Burton : S. Millar : M. Docherty : A. Campbell.

CARNOUSTIE  24 v  FALKIRK 2nd XV  46

CARNOUSTIE  24 v  FALKIRK 2nd XV  46

Carnoustie brought their season to an end with a home game which was postponed earlier in the season.  Falkirk arrived with 2 bus loads of 1st and 2nd team players and supporters.  Carnoustie knew then that they were in for a hard game as Falkirk needed a bonus point win to stay in Midlands 2.

Falkirk kicked off and Carnoustie misfielded the ball giving the visitors possession which was well used ending in a touch down with conversion added.  Carnoustie attacked the Falkirk line but lost the ball allowing the full back to cruise eighty yards to the line to touch down with the conversion added.  The barrage continued with the scrum half breaking away, virtually unopposed to touch down again the conversion added.

Carnoustie eventually got the pace of the game attacking through the forwards with David Campbell finishing off a strong drive to touch down with Mark McQueen converting. Carnoustie now playing with some confidence attacked again with good handling allowing Michael Jamieson to touch down, the conversion was missed. Playing out of defence a grubber kick was blocked and a Falkirk forward poured on the loose ball to gather and cross with full points.

Carnoustie restared the second half and Falkirk dropped the ball. Carnoustie gathered and ran the ball but a loose pass in midfield was intercepted giving the runner opportunity to break and touch down and convert.  Carnoustie dug in tightening their defence and losing only one other try whilst crossing twice through Michael Jamieson and Danny Findlay with one Conversion.

Team : M.McQueen : C.Forteath : R.Burton : M.Whyte : J.Donnachie : M.Jamieson : D.Findlay : C.Henderson : A.Neil : K.Murphy : S.Millar : J.Marriot : A.Franco : J.Forster : O.Hughes : N.Galligan : C.Blackburn : A.Shepherd : A.Campbell : C.Rankin : D.Campbell : B.Neil.

Always a Good Day when a Win at Kinross

KINROSS 17  V  CARNOUSTIE  31

Carnoustie made the short trip to Kinross for their last away game of the season with a full squad.  Carnoustie kicked off with Kinross failing to gather the ball. Carnoustie snapped up the loose ball and drove forward culminating in Andrew Burgess touching down.  Carnoustie continued to press forward and from the half way swept the ball wide for winger Calum Forteath to evade a despairing tackle to touch down wide out.

Kinross came back and with some strong running crossed to touch down and convert.  The defences then held firm to half time.

In the second half Carnoustie continued to press forward with Drew Christie touching down and Andrew Burgess converting. Kinross again came back with a strong attack to touch down twice but with no conversions.

Carnoustie raised their game with Danny Findlay breaking from half way to touch down with the conversion added.  Finally the big forwards rumbled up field to allow Rob Blyth to touch down with Andrew Burgess converting.  Carnoustie held out comfortably to take full points.

Team : M. Jamieson : C. Forteath : R. Burton : M. Whyte : N. Galligan : A. Burgess : D. Findlay : C. Henderson : A. Neil : K. Murphy : J. Marriott : T. Forster : D. Christie : J. Forster : R.Blyth : J. Molloy : J. Donnachie : C. Blackburn : D. Johnston : A. Shepherd : A. Campbell : C. Martin