Stewartry at the top of the league


A fifth home win saw Stewartry go top of the league table after a 51-0 win over Waysiders Drumpellier.

Stewartry have struggled to beat the Coatbridge team over the past few years this being the biggest ever win.

On a wet and windy day at Greenlaw W/D kicked off into the wind but Stewartry soon had possession and returned the ball back for a line out on the halfway.

An early penalty award was converted by Craig mosey in only three minutes. Stewartry kept the pressure on with Mosey using the wind advantage to kick to the touch line.

On twelve minutes he added a long distance penalty to make it 6-0. Centre Danny Boyd who had started slowly soon found his legs and from a scrum advantage ran clear for the opening try in eighteen minutes.

Mosey converted. Stewartry sealed the victory with another two tries in the next five minutes. Mosey kicked ahead over the W/D defence and won the race to touch down. He picked himself up and added the conversion.

From the kick off Mosey was again in possession and his chip ahead gave John Muir a target to chase and he also outpaced the W/D defence to score what was his twelfth try of the season. 25-0 to the Blacks in only twenty three minutes.

John Fingland was next to benefit from good play with Austin and Muir putting him in for the bonus point try the sixth bonus point of the season. Mosey converted. Right on half time a charge involving both forwards and backs gave scrum half Jamie Farquhar the easiest of tries. Half time 39-0.

Stewartry made a number of changes through out the second half and it took twenty minutes before their next score as W/D had picked up a bit of form. Muir scored a second try with Mosey converting.

Stewartry were now pushing for a seventh try and fifty one points as both Maxwell and Kerr were stopped just short before setting up David Thomson for the final score. The conversion was missed. All round team effort that puts Stewartry top of the table after a third of the games played,

This week Stewartry travel to play a first ever game against Isle of Arran.