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Waid ease to win

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Waid moved up to second place in Caledonia League 3 with a resounding six-try rugby victory over league newcomers Bridgehaugh.

Waid veteran Colin Drysdale started in the second row, joining his son Allan in the team.

The Waid pack quickly rumbled forward, sucking in more and more of the Bridgehaugh defence, and, when within distance, Eric Anderson pounced and scored a try.

Anderson scored his second of the game and, although Lindsay couldn’t convert, Waid led 12-0.

But Lindsay made no mistake from a 30-yard penalty to extend Waid’s lead to 15-0.

As the visitors threatened to score for the first time, the ball was spun through the backs and Allan Drysdale intercepted the pass between the centres to race half the length of the park and score under the posts.

Lindsay slotted the conversion, which gave Waid a 22-0 half-time lead.

Graham Gourlay then found his way to the try line with a powerful run and fine individual try to secure a bonus point.

The conversion was missed but, with a 27-0 lead, Waid had the game won, although they had to ensure they kept focus and protect their try line.

Anderson grabbed his hat-trick after another close-range pick and go from the base of a ruck.

Lindsay converted to give Waid a 34-0 advantage.

Bach came close to scoring but was tackled well.

However, Anderson was in support and, showing predatory instincts, collected the ball and powered over for his fourth try of the day.

Lindsay narrowly missed the conversion but Waid had a commanding 39-0 lead, which proved to be the final score.

Waid’s man of the match accolade was given to fly-half Paul Lindsay who controlled and dictated the tempo throughout the game.

Afterwards, Waid captain Kevin Anderson said: “I couldn’t have asked for any more from the lads.

“Our set play worked well and we kept control and discipline throughout.

“The youngsters who came off the bench to cover for the injured players were immense and they will only get better with more game time.

“We didn’t know what to expect from Bridgehaugh, but we got the bonus point victory, which was crucial as we move towards this week’s game with Panmure.

“Equally, our defensive effort was excellent.”

This weekend indeed sees the top of the table clash with Panmure, with a 3pm kick-off at Broughty Ferry.

Training will continue for the FPs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6.30pm.

 

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