Close encounter with leaders
Stewartry ahead for a second time.
Boyd and Austin kept the pressure on Glens but a penalty award to the visitors saw them draw level and return to full strength with 30 minutes to go.
A minute later a Boyd steal won Stewartry another penalty in front of the posts and John Muir stepped up to convert.
On the hour after some sustained pressure Glens regained the lead with a fourth bonus point try and conversion to lead 27-23.
Stewartry were straight back on the attack with Muir leading the charge into the Glens 22 and McCulloch, Kerr and Cannon winning a penalty, Muir again kicking the points to close the gap to one point.
A Dawson kick ahead saw McCulloch gather but he was tackled into touch just short of the line.
Allan Glens were soon back in the Stewartry half, winning another penalty which they converted to lead by four points.
With 10 minutes to play John Muir kicked his third penalty as Stewartry closed the gap to one point.
The last 10 minutes were hectic as both teams went for the win, play flowing from end to end. With three minutes to go McCulloch stole a Glens lineout.
Hogg, Boyd, Mosey and McCulloch drove for the line but were held 15 metres out and won a penalty kick. With a minute to play John Muir’s kick from just inside the left touchline drifted past the Glens’ right hand post and the visitors charged up the pitch to win a penalty in the Stewartry 22. The final penalty kick of the game was converted and the league leaders had held on to their narrow lead to win and stay undefeated in five games at the top of BT West Division One.
This was a much better display from Stewartry back on home soil and they can now look forward to their local derby away at Annan this weekend. Stewartry squad, all played:
J Muir, J Dawson, T J McCarney, R Austin, L Davidson, C Mosey, J Picken, S Broll, D Boyd, I McMorran, L Henderson, A Kerr, S McCulloch, R Porteous (c), J Armstrong, M Taylor, T Cannon, D Maxwell.