Big win for Dumfries in first home game
Ryan Gracie in the thick of it against Allan Glens On the way to scoring the first of his three tries
number two for Johnstone converted by Carlisle.
Nothing could go wrong for Saints now, securing the restart and getting it wide to Henderson who carried it into the PL half before offloading to Gavin Wilson to score. Carlisle made the conversion, 38-5.
Preston Lodge still had plenty of attack but the Saints defence was in control and giving away nothing. When Saints made turnovers they cleared their lines to touch but when PL tried it Saints were able to run the ball back at them.
From a clearance collected inside his 22, Saints full back Henderson got in front of his winger Andrew Whiteford who took it to half way then popped the ball right to captain Steele who immediately reversed it back left to a sprinting Jack Johnstone who carried it from half way to score his third of the day under the posts. Another conversion from eCarlisle, his sixth of the day made it 45-5.
The Saints forwards spent a bit of time
in clubhouse corner with pick and goes but standoff Jordan Kerr felt too many minutes had passed without a score and threw a massive pass out wide which went through quick hands for Keagan Jones to score in the other corner. The conversion was missed.
The final 10 minutes was played at the same furious pace as the first 70 by two very fit sides playing great rugby. The game flowed end to end before a ruck on the Saints line led to the ball being smuggled over the line by a PL forward, the conversion took the score to 50-12 and that was how it finished.
This was a great win that takes Saints to top of the league with old Division 3 rivals Lasswade away next week.
Squad: Tom Martin, Zeke Dyson, Scott Goodwin, Michael Thompson, Will Green, Michael Scott, Gavin Wilson, Finlay Miller, Jack Johnstone, Jordan Kerr, Keagan Jones, John Carlisle, Jack Steele (captain), Andrew Whiteford, Kenny Henderson, Sean Graham, Ali Jackson, James Thomson and Alan Birdsall.