Dalziel 22-29 Stewartry
Stewartry came from behind to secure a 29-22 bonus point victory over Dalziel.
Dalziel picked up two bonus points with four tries and a losing bonus point.
Stewartry’s newcomer Jason Forsyth enjoyed breaking his try-scoring duck when he charged through the Dalziel defence in only ten minutes. Craig Mosey converted. Stewartry, with the wind behind them, continued to take the game into the Dalziel 22 but spurned three good scoring chances.
Dalziel made them pay when their centre backs made openings through the Blacks defence for number 13 to coast in for their opening try. The conversion missed. 5-7 Stewartry.
The Stewartry scrum was holding its own and suppling the backs with a good amount of ball, giving winger Andrew Wilson the break to outsprint the Dalziel defence to score in the corner. Mosey added his second conversion. Half time and Stewartry were leading 14-5 in a tight game.
Dalziel continued with the long kick tactics and it proved successful as they snatched two tries, one of them converted. 17-14 Dalziel.
Stewartry tightened their play and took the game towards the Dalziel line with John Muir taking advantage of a gap in the defence for the third try. Mosey converted to put Stewartry ahead. Twenty minutes to go and the Dalziel number 13 found his way through the gaps in the Blacks defence to go over for a fourth try. 22-21 Dalziel after missed conversion.
Stewartry fought back again and it was this season’s top try scorer Muir who scored the fourth bonus point try and his seventh of the season. The conversion missed 22-26 Stewartry. Mosey added a long range penalty to give the Stewartry a seven-point lead as they held on for a first win on the road. This Saturday in Tennents West One, eighth placed Stewartry are at home to fourth placed Garnock with a 12.30pm kick off. On Sunday Tennents Womans Premier League B. Stewartry Sirens v Annan Warriors kick off 2pm.