En­drick ef­forts far out­weigh score

Stirling Observer - - DISTRICT NEWS -

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.

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