The DGWGO Weekly Rugby Round-Up 30/03/23

National Two’s Newton Stewart recorded a 32-26 win on the road against a Berwick side that up until this season went unbeaten at home for five years. Tries from Robbie McCornick, David Gaw, James McMicken and Jamie Smith secured all five points for Martin Wallace’s side and keeps them top of the table.

Dumfries Saints narrowly missed out on a losing bonus against Boroughmuir despite a try from Adam Prentice and a double from Ben Radley. The final score in Edinburgh was 34-26,
leaving the Saints two games to fight off potential relegation into National Three. Both Blair
Dick and Mackenzie Ross came off the bench for Dumfries to earn their first caps for the club.

At a rain-soaked Greenlaw, Sandy Currie’s Stewartry beat Lenzie 14-0 in their penultimate
game of the league season to hold onto second spot in West One. First-half tries from Hugh
Carson and a fifth in three games for John Picken were enough to see the travelling side off as the home side now turns their attention to a big semi-final game this weekend.
Fast attacking play and a very strong set piece were the key ingredients in Wigtownshire’s
43-15 away win over the Glasgow University Medics side. The bonus point win for Shire gives their promotion from West Two hopes a significant boost as we near the end of the league season.

Moffat travelled to the south of Glasgow to play Shawlands in West Three and, in a high-scoring game, lost out 43-24 in the end. Despite the loss, tries from Cammy Little, Euan Watson, Owen Nelson and Steve Ramage earned the Rams a well-deserved try-scoring bonus point. Multiple injuries and a yellow card proved to be the downfall for the Stewartry Sirens as they were beaten 55-7 by capital city side Corstorphine Cougars in the Sarah Beaney Cup. Phaedra Snailham got the only score for the Blacks, who will be looking to turn their fortunes around and progress in the cup with a win at home this Sunday.

Despite a strong start, and two tries on debut for Isla Campbell, Shire Women lost their game against Broughton 42-29. The side still remains hopeful of qualifying from their pool and progressing into the semi-finals of the National Shield.

In the National Plate competition, Annan Warriors made the long trip up to Oban and came
away with a 24-0 loss. A return from injury for Shei Howlett and a first start at 12 for Lexie
Glendinning provided some positives to take, however, for Colin Warrick’s side.

Fixtures for this weekend:
Saturday, April 1st
Stewartry v Dunfermline – (National Shield)
Wigtownshire v Dalziel RFC – (West 2)
Lanark & Clydesdale v Moffat – (West 3)
Sunday, April 2nd
Stewartry Sirens v Hillhead Jordanhill – (Sarah Beaney Cup)
Cartha 2s v Wigtownshire – (National Shield)

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