Waid fail to build on good start

Waid full back John Murray kicking against the opponents.
Waid full back John Murray kicking against the opponents.
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Stobswell RFC........................22

Waid Academy FPRFC.............7

WAID looked to continue their impressive recent form with a victory over Dundee side Stobswell.

Lock Mark Stormonth, making his rugby comeback, got his hands on the ball and made an immediate impact when he forced his opponents out of his path and dived over for the first try of the day.

Another two points were added when Sian Linton put over the conversion.

Waid reshuffled their line and looked certain to be the dominating side for the remainder of the day, but soon after, seemed to take their foot off the gas.

Stobswell were eventually rewarded for their determination when their stand-off created a gap for the home side’s centre to trundle through for their first score of the day.

The conversion was missed.

Stobswell put another past the East Neuk team to put them 10 - 7 in the lead.

Stobswell’s flanker then broke away and burst through the line only to be taken down by the Waid full-back John Murray.

However, still in possession, Stobswell simply shipped the ball to the opposite wing where cover was short and another score was on the board.

Things went from bad to worse for Waid when they were down to 13 men after two of their players were sin binned for illegal play and backchat to the referee.

Waid were awarded a penalty just inside the opposition’s half which was taken quickly. Unfortunately, their runner was isolated meaning the home side had been gifted possession. To add insult to injury, they practically ran through the Waid defence and scored their third try. A fourth was scored just before the final whistle.

Captain Allan Drysdale said: “Today was extremely disappointing.

“We know we are a much better team than the Waid side that played on that pitch today.

“We have three games left before the league splits and we will ensure we win every one of these games to guarantee a top four finish.”

Man-of-the-match was Mark Stormonth and Waid are at home to Arbroath next Saturday with a kick off time of 3pm.

Waid’s 125th Anniversary dinner is taking place on November 9 with speakers Gavin Hastings and Willie Allan. Anyone wishing to attend, contact Brian Adamson via www.pitchero.com/clubs/waidacademyfp.