Waid run rampant

Adam Shaw in the WAid lineout v Montrose, Sept 2011. Waid won 84-3
Adam Shaw in the WAid lineout v Montrose, Sept 2011. Waid won 84-3

WAID took advantage of their visitors’ squad depletion to run in 14 tries in an easy weekend win.

Montrose struggled to raise a full XV and had to rely on outside help to fulfil the fixture.

Despite the finishing score, it was the visitors who made the better start, in fact going 3-0 ahead from a penalty.

Unfortunately for Montrose, that was about as good as it got, as Waid clicked into gear. Niall Hutchison raced on to to catch a Paul Hanlon cross-field kick and dash over the line. Adam Shaw (pictured below right, contesting a line-out) converted to put Waid 7-3 ahead.

Barry Gourlay was next to score and Shaw converted to move Waid 14-3 ahead. Waid mounted the pressure and Hanlon scored next with a neat side-step, although Shaw pulled the conversion wide on this occasion.

Waid youngster Andy McIvor was next to get in on the act with a great finish, securing the try-scoring bonus point with barely a quarter of the game gone.

Lock forward Fergus Middleton continued the spree with a trademark drive to put Waid 29-3 ahead.

Just before half-time, vice-captain Kato Blockley added another and the score was 36-3 at the break.

Waid rang the changes and, shortly afterwards, McIvor produced some devastating pace to burst clear and score his second of the day, pushing Waid 41-3 in front.

Replacement back Stephen Denny was next, collecting his own kick and scoring under the posts. Shaw’s conversion put Waid 48-3 up.

Allan Drysdale then scored a brilliant individual try which was converted by Shaw, bringing up the half-century of points.

Continuing the try-scoring was lock forward Stephen Dickson, and then Eric Anderson scored two tries in quick succession, following good work from Adam Shaw.

Anderson returned the compliment minutes later with his back row partner, who scored under the posts.

Shaw converted his own try to make it 77-3, before prop forward Stuart Ferrier scored his first ever try in six seasons.

Shaw converted to finish up with 19 points for the day.

Waid were scheduled to be in cup action this weekend; however, they have been handed a bye into the next round and are looking at bringing their league fixture against Crieff forward to Saturday or, alternatively, arranging a friendly.

Players and supporters are asked to check the side’s website www.pitchero.com/clubs/waidacademyfp