Waid Academy FPRFC 78 - 21 Glenrothes RFC

Waid Academy's powerful centre Ross Doak rips through the Glenrothes defence
Waid Academy's powerful centre Ross Doak rips through the Glenrothes defence

Glenrothes travelled east to Anstruther to take on a Waid Academy side who had finally managed to field an almost fully strengthened side.

The visitors Glenrothes kicked the off the Fife derby but it was the home side who scored within seconds after a mistake by the West Fife team cost them dearly. Centre Ross Doak was able to capitalise and crash through for Waid’s first try of the day.

His brother Kieran Doak at scrum half, was next on the score sheet as he emerged from a Glenrothes heavy pack, for a free run at the posts. Waid’s Kiwi stand-off Paul Lindsay was able to execute the conversion.

Mark Stormonth was able to get a score after easily breaking through the line to touch down for the third. Glenrothes were far from lying down and finally managed to test Waid’s defence. Waid regained control but an unfortunate interception allowed the opposite stand off to grab the ball and score easily.

Waid needed a response immediately and did so through full back John Murray who crashed in and ran up the wing for the score.

Soon after, Waid hooker Billy Middleton wowed the large crowd after he managed to slot a drop goal through the posts from just inside his own half.

Another two scores for dominant Ross Doak before the half time whistle meant he was already on his hat trick and number eight Graham Gourlay was also able to notch up a score before the first period closed.

Kieran Doak was able to get Waid’s first score of the second half, then shortly after added another so both Doaks now had three tries each to their name.

Waid were camped inside the opposition’s 22, Gourlay was able to flick the ball to lock Robbie Fleming who crashed over the line for another Waid try before Paul Lindsay added to the score line making the try count sitting at ten.

In all fairness, Glens to their credit never gave up and were able to get a couple of tries in return.

Captain Craig Stevenson said after the match, “We have finally managed to get our season on track after getting sidetracked.

“Our lads played well, and although some improvements in certain areas are needed, we are delighted to come away with a magnificent win.”

Next week, Waid lock horns in another Fife rivalry when they travel west to Kirkcaldy with a 3.00 p.m. kick off.