Endrick efforts far outweigh score
STRATHENDRICK 8-29 GARNOCK
Promotion contenders Garnock were first-foots at Strathendrick on Saturday and kept up their challenge with a 29-8 win.
In the earlier match in Ayrshire, Endrick suffered a 50-10 defeat but at Fintry they put on a creditable performance and the final score wasn’t a fair reflection of the effort they put in.
Garnock kicked a penalty after only two minutes but Endrick drew level with a Kyle Campbell three-pointer.
The sides were still level at the midway point of the half until Garnock scored the first try following a lineout win and drive to the line. The conversion made it 10-3.
Endrick looked to have gone over when Angus North touched down but the home touch judge was seen to have his flag up to signal that Ruaridh Doyle’s foot was on the sideline before he completed the scoring pass.
The Fintry men continued to press without success and in the closing minutes of the half Garnock stretched their lead to 15-3 with a second try.
Garnock were more dominant after the break and went further ahead when the referee awarded a penalty try following a scrum.
Endrick pushed hard but it was the Ayrshire side who added their bonus point try and conversion to make it 29-3.
In the closing minutes Endrick’s efforts finally paid off when James Ogilvy forced his way over to make the final score 29-8.
On Saturday Endrick are again at home, both 1st and 2nd XVs meeting their opposite numbers from Irvine. Both games kick off at 2pm.