Waid Academy U16 progressed to the semi final of the Brewin Dolphin Plate with an emphatic win over local rivals Madras.
Kitted out in their new strips from sponsors Dreelside Engineering, Waid put the Madras side early under pressure and with five minutes played, hooker Nairn Spence cut inside the defence to touch down for the first try.
From the kick off Waid carried the ball into the attack, where Chris Henriksen outpaced his opposite number to score try number two.
Waid continued to dominate throughout the first half and Jamie Sayer’s powerful running and excellent support play resulted in two tries for the wing forward. Ohran Mitchell’s elusive running was also rewarded with two tries and further tries from Lee Allan and Nairn Spence and eight conversions from Hughes Gillin gave Waid a healthy 56 – 0 lead at half time.
Madras began the second half with more determination and it was Waid’s turn to defend, however they were still dominating in the forwards and their backs were a constant threat in the wide areas.
Good handling gave Chris Henriksen the space to run in from the half way line for his second try with Hughes Gillin continuing the scoring, running in with two tries.
Madras took advantage of some poor Waid tackling and their backs combined well to score twice, one of which was converted. Nairn Spence and Chris Henriksen both completed their hat trick of tries. Waid will now travel to Dunfermline to play Queen Anne HS in the semi-final.
In the third round of the S1/2 Saltire Cup tournament Waid kept up their unbeaten run with wins over Buckhaven HS and Glenwood HS. The next round will be held on October 30 at Duffus Park, Cupar.