A Black Day For Stewartry At Allen Glens – Rugby News

Stewartry arrived in Glasgow with a number of first xv regulars back from injury eight changes from the previous weeks thumping at Irvine.


Stewartry started with a determination to put on a better performance and took the game into the Allan Glens 22. Stand in lineout thrower Ben Spence found his lineout jumper Stevie McCulloch with two presecsion throws in the first seven minutes see Austin and then Hogg take play to five metres from the try line prop Iain McMorran following up and driving over for the opening score. The conversion missed. 5-0 Stewartry.

Mosey was kicking for a touch line game where Stewartry had the advantage at the throw in but the Stewartry pack were doing well in the loose prop Mick McCulloch and hooker Brolls backed up by T J McCartney and Austin, Hogg and Ally McMorran giving John Picken a second try for Stewartry. twelve minutes and Stewartry ten points ahead.

Glens restart was short but the scrum saw Glens push the Stewartry off the ball and the Glens backs were soon moving forward to  score in the corner the conversion added 10-7.

This boosted the home team and they went ahead in twenty minutes with another fine team effort again out in the corner.  Now 12-10 ahead after the conversion missed.

Mosey continued to kick long and Glens had to restart giving Stewartry the chance of some possession. Stewartry lost Hogg to a knee injury after only thirty minutes of his comeback a big loss for the Blacks. Andrew Kerr came on for Hogg himself also back from injury but he was only to last twenty minutes. The injuries were to continue as both teams went for the result the next being a Glens back who dislocated his shoulder and left by ambulance.

Glens were soon throwing the ball about and a well worked move from their own half saw them score a third try at the posts adding the conversion 19-10 Glens.

A bonus point fourth try saw the game start to slip away for Stewartry Glens turning round with a 24-10 lead at half time.

Stewartry continued to battle hard to contain Glens who are sittng just out side the promotion places and managed to restricted the home team to only two further tries around the fifty minutes both out wide and unconverted taking the score to 34-10.

Young Colt Finlay Smith made his first team debut along with Andy Budde and Chalmers Porteous as Stewartry used all  their squad to replace a number of injuried players who were rested for the next three weeks vital games against Annan, Kilmarnock and Dalziel.

A much better Stewartry display for the Blacks as they prepare for the league game against local rivals Annan and the Chisholm Cup second leg which Annan lead 32-29 after the first leg  in October. Kick off 2.00pm at Greenlaw a  big crowd is expected  for what is usually a tasty game for the local rivals.


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