WAID retained second place in Caledonia League 3 with this convincing win and defensive display over a young Arbroath team.
Within minutes of the opening kick off, young scrum-half Kieran Doak managed to steal possession from the Arbroath pack and sprinted up the sideline before touching down for Waid’s first try of the day, which was converted by Paul Lindsay.
Waid retained control of the play and the forward pack drove well up the right hand side of the pitch. The ball came fast from the ruck and along the back line, and after fast hands from Duncan Fraser, the ball was fed to full back John Murray, who off-loaded to Stephen Dickson and scored in the left corner.
Again, the try was converted, which meant the home side led 14 -0.
The Waid forwards then stole the ball and worked their way up the park.
The ball was fed out the line to John Murray who supplied Kato Blockley with a pass which saw him run up the sideline for Waid’s next score.
Again, not long after the re-start, the Waid pushed forward with some great running from centre Richard Bach, and Arbroath managed to retain possession near their own try line, only for an error on their part to allow Doak in for another try.
Powerful running from Euan Moncreiff and Fergus Middleton helped Waid get into the opposing 22-metre line, before young Kieran Doak, who was proving to be a real headache for Arbroath, got the ball in his possession and ran for his third try of the day.
The Waid forwards were camped on the Arbroath try line for a short spell and the ball was eventually spun out to Paul Lindsay who dummied his man and found the gap for a fantastic try which he converted.
Yet again, within minutes after the re-start, the Waid pack were in the exact same position, just off the Arbroath try line, when Waid No8 McLaggan, fed Harry Brown for his first try for the Waid FPs.
Another few tries and conversions for Waid, including another for Doak, concluded in a 62 - 0 victory for the home side. Man-of-the-match went to Doak.
Captain Craig Stevenson said: “I’m extremely proud of all the players, young and old, who came into the side today. Their efforts allowed us to play with the power and intensity that is fast becoming a hallmark of Waid FP rugby.”
Next week, Waid have a tough home fixture against Bannockburn. There is also a ladies lunch prior to the game and ladies who wish to attend should let Billy Hughes know or via the Waid website at www.pitchero.com/clubs/waidacademyfp