Trio of tries earn En­drick suc­cess

Valu­able West League One win for the side

Stirling Observer - - FOOTBALL -

Stra­then­drick ... 17 Cum­nock ............ 3

Three sec­ond half tries gave Stra­then­drick a much­needed Ten­nent’s West League One vic­tory over Cum­nock on Satur­day.

The Ayr­shire side were pro­moted last sea­son along with En­drick and with both sides find­ing it hard go­ing at the higher level, a good re­sult was vi­tal for them.

Weather con­di­tions at the start were not good and they were to de­te­ri­o­rate as the game pro­gressed.

Cum­nock had much more pos­ses­sion and ter­ri­to­rial ad­van­tage in the first half but in the con­di­tions they could not make the vi­tal break against a well or­gan­ised En­drick de­fence and at the end of the first half all they had to show was a 3-0 lead from a penalty.

The sec­ond half con­tin­ued with the visi­tors hav­ing a greater share of the ball but still lack­ing a cut­ting edge to put the fin­ish­ing touches.

The home side showed them what was re­quired and with much less of the ball ran in three fine tries to fin­ish with a 17-3 win that took them above their visi­tors in the ta­ble.

On Satur­day En­drick are away to Cam­bus­lang. The kick off is at 12.30pm.

Stra­then­drick 2nds bounced back from their maul­ing seven days pre­vi­ously to regis­ter a win over Cum­nock 2nds in Ten­nent’s West Re­serve League Di­vi­sion Two.

They fielded a strong blend of youth and ex­pe­ri­ence, de­ter­mined that in spite of dread­ful weather con­di­tions there would be no re­peat of their pre­vi­ous week’s re­sult when Greenock Wan­der­ers ran in 108 points.

As it hap­pened they once again notched up 24 points but kept a clean sheet against Cum­nock with points com­ing from Rory Kerr (try and two con­ver­sions) and a try each for Tim Moore,

Bill Boyd and Dun­can McEwan.

On Satur­day they are away to Ar­drossan Ac­cies 2nds. The kick off is at 2.30pm.

There is no rugby for Stir­ling County or the club’s 2nd XV on Satur­day be­cause of the Scot­land v Fiji in­ter­na­tional at Mur­ray­field but there will still be some ac­tion at Bridge­haugh when the 3rds will play a re­ar­ranged Ten­nent’s Cale­do­nia Mid­lands League 2 fix­ture against lead­ers Blair­gowrie tonight (Fri­day). Kick-off is 7.30pm.

Stir­ling Women will play at Hill­head/Jor­dan­hill on Sun­day in their lat­est Ten­nent’s Women’s Pre­mier League A fix­ture.

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