Dundee have too much in hand

Waid Academy FP in blue, pushing against the home side Dundee University's scrum. Match on January 12, 2013; Waid lost 38-22.
Waid Academy FP in blue, pushing against the home side Dundee University's scrum. Match on January 12, 2013; Waid lost 38-22.
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Dundee University.............................38

Waid Academy FP..............................22

WAID travelled north for their first league rugby encounter since the Caledonia Midlands Division 3 split.

Finding themselves in the top group, they were against tough opponents in Dundee University.

In perfect conditions, it only took Waid five minutes before they found themselves on the scoresheet.

Allan Drysdale’s power was no match for his opposite number and he raced through to touch down.

The students were eager to fight back and found space on the wing to equal the score, before converting for the lead.

Regrettably for the Fifers, once Dundee had gained control, their speedy backs were able to rack up a couple more tries. Down by a bit, Waid were able to get on the scoresheet again through the force of Fergus Middleton.

Inside the Waid half, the ball found its way along the line to Ross Doak, who passed off to John Murray, who sprinted up the line to score.

It was through the supremacy of Allan Drysdale that Waid were able to get another score and bring the game within four points in favour of the home side.

Waid were dominating play and looking to sneak the victory, when a penalty decision against them swung the momentum and Dundee scored to kill off all hopes of a comeback before adding another to bury the game.

After the game, captain Adam Shaw said: “Obviously we are very disappointed but we’ve identified our weaknesses and what must be addressed before our next match.”

Man of the match was awarded to Allan Drysdale, sponsored by Stuart Hannah, who was influential and authoritative the entire game.

Waid are away to Glenrothes this Saturday with a 2pm kick-off.