After Stewartry’s big win last week it was disappointing that seven days later the Blacks were on the receiving end of one of their own. Excuses can be found in that eleven of this season regulars were at a stag party at Melrose Sevens or on the injured list when the Blacks took on second placed Allan Glens.



Stewartry’s McCulloch stole the kick off ball from the Glens receiver  and the Blacks gained two penalties which were both kicked to touch in the corner. From the second lineout Stewartry again won possession and James Farquhar crashed over for the opening try. The conversion missed.

In eight minutes Glens went ahead after winning a lineout twenty metres out from the Blacks line the conversion was added 7-5 Glens.

Twelve minutes and it was try number two for Glens starting with a chip ahead gaining possession of the Stewartry fullback the conversion missed 12-5. It took Glens only two minutes to score their third with some champagne rugby in their backs scoring between the posts 19-5.

Twenty minutes and Glens had the bonus point with a fourth try under the posts the conversion added 26-5. Three minutes later the fifth try was scored after winning a ruck close to the line. Conversion added 33-5. Try number six came from Glens own twenty two three passes and they scored out wide. Conversion missed 38-5.  Thirty one minutes Glens attacked again from far out and scored close to the posts two points added 45-5.

Stewartry tightened their defence for the last nine minutes of the half but made little progress into the Glens half. Half Time 45-5.

Allan Glens kicked off and soon had possession and broke through some poor defence in the first minute to score number eight 50-5.

Allan Glens continued to run the game with Stewarty chasing shadows at times forty five minutes and it was try number nine. 55-5.

Stewartry won a penalty award which was kicked to the corner the lineout was won and Stewartry mauled over the line David Maxwell touching down his first of the season. 55-10. Glens hit back with two tries in two minutes the score going up to 65-10.

Stewartry’s third try was an individual score from John Picken who won an interception pass and out ran the Glens defence to score at the posts he then added the conversion 65-17. Thoughts of a fourth bonus point try for Stewartry were soon over as Glens added a further three tries in the last twelve minutes with one converted. Fulltime 82-17.

Stewartry Colts Andy Hannah and Murray Wright made their first team debuts while Callum Patterson was back for his first game in seven years.

Stewartry have no game this week they travel to Oban Lorne on Saturday 28th April with the final game of the season at Greenlaw against Irvine with a 3.00pm kick off on Saturday 5th May.


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