Sharks bite into Waid’s cup dreams

A Waid line out gets the game under-way. Pic: Jason Canning

A Waid line out gets the game under-way. Pic: Jason Canning

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WAID Academy FP travelled to Rosyth to play in the quarter-finals of rugby’s Caledonia Midlands Regional Bowl but lost 12-5.

Fife Southern managed to break the line after their stand-off found a gap and made decent ground.

Surrounded by Waid defenders, the number 10 threw the ball behind him, not knowing where it was going to land.

Luckily for him, it fell straight into the clutches of the Fife Southern centre, who scored.

Stephen Denny switched play to the opposite wing to find Eric Anderson, who beat his opposition and set up Duncan Fraser, who scored in the corner.

Similarly to the first half, the two sides failed to breach each others’ defence and Fife Southern, knowing their short pitch well, began to play the territory game.

They had started to put the ball in the visitors’ 22, forcing Waid to clear to touch.

Waid saw their authoritative lock Fergus Middleton sent to the bench for not retreating on a penalty and tackling the opposition.

In among the chaos, Fife Southern had managed to draw the East Neuk men into a desperate attempt to defend their line.

The ball was simply spun out for a try in favour of the Rosyth team.

The game drew to a close and Waid travelled home, no longer in the bowl.

Afterwards, captain Adam Shaw said: “We were rusty and I think we all know we could have won.

“We will now focus on the league game against Dundee University this week.”

Man of the match went to Eric Anderson (sponsored by Redpath Renovations & Andofish).

This weekend, Waid are away to Dundee University.