Waid Academy FP 10 - 44 Grangemouth

Waid Lock Fergus Middleton races towards the opposition full back.
Waid Lock Fergus Middleton races towards the opposition full back.

Waid were drawn at home in the RBS Midlands Bowl against last year’s finalists Grangemouth.

This was always going to be a tough encounter, as not only did the Stags make it all the way to Murrayfield last year for the bowl final, but they also finished runners-up in the division last season.

Waid were camped out in their own half for the first period, and struggled to get their hands on the ball.

Despite having the wind against them, the Waid defence stood up well, but eventually, the Stags’ attack proved too much for them and they eventually found room through the flanks. A couple of more tries followed later for the Grangemouth men.

Waid’s outside backs, along with flanker Mark Stormonth, did fantastically well to assist stand-off Kieran Doak who managed to get Waid’s first try. Doak was far from done, though, and scored another outstanding individual try from nowhere.

The Waid pack were driving well and continued to pick and go where they could. Eventually the ball was left for Doak, who skillfully side- stepped his way through the travelling side and touched down for Waid’s second.

Unfortunately, it was too little too late and the day’s events were brought to a close, meaning Waid crashed out of the bowl and now look towards their league campaign which starts next week, away to Blairgowrie on Saturday with a 3.00 p.m. kick off.

Waid’s man of the match was Gary McLaggan who is sponsored by the Galley at Elie and ENeRGI.