Carnoustie just too strong

Waid stand off Stephen Denny ships the ball out from the back of a ruck.
Waid stand off Stephen Denny ships the ball out from the back of a ruck.

Once again Waid found themselves fielding an under-strengthed side when travelled to Angus where they were faced with a strong, ready and waiting Carnoustie squad.

From the off, Waid’s sloppy tackles led to an early score and eventually the Anstruther side’s day went from bad to worse when Carnoustie decided to run riot.

Throughout the game Waid failed to get more than one phase going.

The East Neuk side made a few attempts to break the opposite team, but the homesters were able to wrap up the runners and turnover the ball almost every time. The second half mirrored the first and by the time the final whistle was blown, Wad were at the worse end of a heavy defeat.

There were not many positives to take from the game other than Waid’s three young players, Scott Tiester, Robbie Allen and Bruce Hawkings, who gave everything they had, and really established themselves as more than capable to be first XV regulars. Bruce Hawkings was awarded man of the match for his work effort and tackle count.

After the match, a distraught captain Craig Stevenson said: “Today was a nightmare for us. We need to look at ourselves individually after that game and question what we can do better, and act on that mid-week at training before our next league match”.

Next week, Waid are hoping for a better result when they travel to Creiff and Strathearn.

Kick off is at 3pm.