Glasgow Academicals 3 Newton Stewart 10
Newton Stewart RFC travelled to Glasgow Academicals with their strongest team this season on board and with a confident feeling in the air.
The game began with an early kicking match which allowed Newton Stewart to get the upper hand. The highly anticipated front row combination of S Hamilton and G McDonald didn’t fail to deliver with great inter linking play and hitting like freight trains.
Accies had a player sin-binned early and Newton piled on the pressure leading to D Sommerville converted a penalty to put the Reds three points to the good.
Newton Stewart were dominant on and off the field with a small but lively travelling crowd.
After relentless pressure Jamie Muir completed a well worked try with a simple run over the line. D Sommmerville converted again to make the score 10-0 for the Reds.
An inspiring captain’s run by A Gaw down the centre of the field ended with Newton awarded a penalty but it was missed.
However, Newton Stewart’s defence was just as strong as their attack with N Armstrong making a great try saving tackle to keep the Accies out. But finally, the home team did manage to get three points out of their attacking efforts.
Newton Stewart - G McDonald, S Kingston, S Hamilton, R Vance, M Adams, H Hamilton, A Gaw, J Wallace, D Sommerville, J Muir, M McCormack, G McMillan, I Russell, N Armstrong, J McWhirter.
Subs - B Haigue, P Ness, S Costley, C Johnstone.