Ir­re­sistible Blair de­stroy Pan­mure

An­other im­pres­sive vic­tory for side

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - PROPERTY - Rugby Correspondent

Blair­gowrie wel­comed Pan­mure to JJ Coupar Park on Satur­day then sent them homeward to think again af­ter a rugby an­ni­hi­la­tion.

Blair were hop­ing to con­tinue their un­beaten run in the BT Mid­lands League Di­vi­sion II but were con­scious that the cor­re­spond­ing league game last year ended in a draw.

From the kick-off it was ev­i­dent that Blair­gowrie were up for the game, scor­ing three quick tries from Stephen Souter, Peter Milne and Rory Grant within the first 10 min­utes of the match.

Blair­gowrie were play­ing some ex­cel­lent rugby with both for­wards and backs com­bin­ing well and a fourth try was soon to fol­low through Matthew Michie af­ter a good break by winger Mur­ray Davidson.

Try num­ber five was then scored by cap­tain Peter Duncan af­ter a break by Neil MacRae with the sixth com­ing from Mur­ray Or­mis­ton af­ter some great han­dling skills by Fraser Black.

Try num­ber seven came via winger John MacLaren af­ter some clever play by both for­wards and backs. The eighth – ar­guably the try of the match – fol­lowed a su­perb pas­sage of pass­ing play be­tween the Or­mis­ton broth­ers, with Finn pro­vid­ing the fi­nal pass for brother Mur­ray to score un­der the posts.

The ninth try of the af­ter­noon came as a re­sult of some great driv­ing by prop for­ward Kyle McKin­non with hooker Liam McLaren get­ting the fi­nal touch­down in the cor­ner which was then fol­lowed by a try from full back Stephen Souter af­ter some good work by Andy McOuat.

With the first half draw­ing to a close Blair­gowrie were awarded a penalty try af­ter great work by sec­ond rower Liam Tweedie to make the half time score Blair­gowrie 73 Pan­mure 0.

With the Blair­gowrie coaches ring­ing the changes af­ter the break and Pan­mure in the un­for­tu­nate po­si­tion of not hav­ing any sub­sti­tutes, Blair­gowrie con­tin­ued to en­joy much of the pos­ses­sion.

Pan­mure de­serve credit for con­tin­u­ing to com­pete but it was the home side who were to score their 10th try through winger John MacLaren af­ter a break by Liam Tweedie who was tack­led just short of the try line.

MacRae se­cured the ball from the restart and then broke for­ward over the half­way line, and from the en­su­ing scrum Rory Grant picked up the ball and sped to the try line for Blair­gowrie’s 11th try of the af­ter­noon.

De­spite the on­slaught, Pan­mure en­camped in the Blair­gowrie 22 me­tre area for a while. But fol­low­ing a high ball, Souter called the mark on his own try line and then quickly fed the ball to Matthew Michie. He got as far as the half­way line be­fore Rory Grant picked up and raced over for his third try of the af­ter­noon.

The next try came as a re­sult of some ex­cel­lent for­ward play by Josh Key, Con­nor Key and Ar­ran Todd, with Finn Or­mis­ton get­ting the touch­down.

Pan­mure pro­gressed up­field and were re­warded for their ef­forts with a penalty try fol­low­ing a high tackle by a Blair player.

With the game draw­ing to a close, Tom He­lyer was un­lucky not to score when he was stopped short of the try line af­ter a great break by Davie Grieve, but the ball was quickly re­cy­cled by Rus­sell Ed­wards out to Fraser Bis­sett with young Mur­ray Or­mis­ton scor­ing his third try of the af­ter­noon which he then duly con­verted.

With Stephen Souter hav­ing suc­cess­fully con­verted nine tries dur­ing the match the fi­nal score was Blair­gowrie 106 Pan­mure 7.

Team: Peter Duncan, Liam McLaren, Kyle MacKin­non, Liam Tweedie, Neil MacRae, Andy McOuat, Fraser Black, Rory Grant, Peter Milne, Mur­ray Or­mis­ton, Mathew Michie, John McLaren, Mur­ray Davidson, Stephen Souter, Josh Key, Con­nor Key, Ar­ran Todd, Davie Grieve, Rus­sell Ed­wards, Tom He­lyer, Fraser Bis­sett.

Fol­low­ing the match Blair­gowrie cap­tain Peter Duncan thanked Pan­mure for com­pet­ing to the very end while also thank­ing ref­eree Neil Young for han­dling the game su­perbly, and Louise Wight­man and Kirsty Brown for tak­ing charge of the food and the bar.

Man of the match points were awarded to Neil MacRae – 1 point, Peter Milne – 2 points and Rory Grant – 3 points and Man of the Match.

This Satur­day, October 28, Blair­gowrie are away to Stir­ling County 3rds. Team selec­tion and travel ar­range­ments will be an­nounced at train­ing which takes place at JJ Coupar Park at 7pm on Tues­day and Thurs­day evenings. New play­ers al­ways wel­come.

... young Mur­ray Or­mis­ton scored his third try of the af­ter­noon which he duly con­verted...

Line out Blair win the ball in the match de­feat of Pan­mure on Satur­day

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