Close en­counter with lead­ers

The Galloway News - - MOTORS -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.