It was a long time coming Stewartry beating East Kilbride who had a run of nine wins since the Blacks last won back in October 1996 which was in fact a third win in a row to the Blacks. 28-10 is a record winning score for Stewartry in the thirty games played between them.
STEWARTRY RFC 28 pts EAST KILBRIDE RFC 10pts.
East Kilbride brought a good crowd down with them and a special offer on in the clubhouse the big crowd was entertained to an exciting attacking game of rugby with two evenly matched teams taking the game back and forth.
Stewartry’s lineout was working from the beginning winning ball for Hogg to put TJ McCarney in for an opening try which was disallowed for TJ being too rough in his drive over the line.
Mick McCulloch drove through a couple of tackles to release winger John Muir for the opening try. Mosey added the conversion.
Some strange refereeing decisions gave EK a penalty kick which was converted 7-3 after the first quarter.
Stevie McCulloch continued to win lineout ball Johnstone took advantage with Hogg, Austin and
Danny Boyd giving Hogg a second try. Mosey converted14-3.
Stewartry were well on top winning another lineout won by Taylor and McCulloch with Johnstone once again involved chipping through for Austin to put Danny Boyd in for the third try. Mosey converted.
E K fought back but halftime came with the score at 21 -3 to the Blacks.
This had turned out to be one of the best games seen at Greenlaw over the years.
Sixty minutes and Stewartry scored the vital fourth bonus point try after some fine passing moves Boyd stopped got the ball away to Maxwell to Johnstone who just flicked it on to a delighted Mattie Taylor with only the white wash to cross for the vital score. 28-3 and twenty minutes to go but minutes later Stewartry lost their fullback to a yellow card and a revived EK charged over for a try and conversion.
Stewartry defended the last few minutes and the game finished on the halfway line. Full time 28-10.
A great all round effort from Ben Johnstone saw him win man of the match for Stewartry.
Stewartry are on the road for the next three games with Allan Glens up first the next home game is not until November 16th against Kilmarnock.
On Sunday Broughton Women at home beat the Stewartry Sirens 14-5 with Lisa Ritchie Sirens try scorer.