Waid show no mercy in 74-19 rout tie

Waid FPs in their new away strip, sponsored by Colin Drysdale (far left) of Allsons Wholesale.
Waid FPs in their new away strip, sponsored by Colin Drysdale (far left) of Allsons Wholesale.

WAID travelled north to Forfar on Saturday, where they played Strathmore in their latest encounter in the Caledonia Midlands League Division 3 East.

Repeatedly, Waid battered the hosts’ protection until they got off the mark when lock Kato Blockley broke through to touch down.

The pitch was short and narrow, leaving Waid to rely on their stalwart runners to exploit Strathmore’s poor defensive display.

Flanker Eric Anderson, centre Allan Drysdale and Blockley saw most of the action as the three of them notched up all the tries between them after the ninth try was scored.

Waid lost focus as the game progressed and, despite having the best defensive record in the league before and after the game, they disappointingly allowed the Angus team to slip past on three occasions.

Waid still had plenty left in the tank and winger Keiran Doak ensured the East Neuk men got back on track when he ran up the line to rack up another score.

The Fife team also welcomed back centre Richie Bach, who came on late in the game and made an inspirational return. No sooner was he on the pitch, he was running up the line, beating multiple defenders before touching down in the try area.

The match finished 74-19 in Waid’s favour. Captain Adam Shaw, after the final whistle, said: “We went out and played some good rugby at times, but we also lost our awareness as the game developed and that was unacceptable.”