We played some good rugby

Kirkcaldy and Howe of Fife get set for a scrum
Kirkcaldy and Howe of Fife get set for a scrum

DISAPPOINTED with the result but not the performance.

That was the mood of Kirkcaldy player-coach Quintan Sanft after Saturday’s Caledonia Cup defeat to Howe of Fife in Cupar.

Sanft gave his team a licence to play without pressure, and they responded with a positive display against one of the promotion favourites.

“The league is more important to us at the moment, so I said to the boys before the game to just go out and play some rugby,” he said.”

“I think the boys took it literally because we had three chances to kick for some points but we went for tries instead, and they didn’t come through.

“It ended up costing us the game but the boys played some good rugby.

“I’m disappointed we didn’t win, but happy that we went out and dominated parts of the game against a good team.

“In our last three games against Howe our margin of defeat has been getting less and less.

“If we’d just kicked those points we may have won, but I can’t criticise the boys for trying to go out and play a bit of rugby.”

Kirkcaldy have no scheduled games over the next two weekends so have organised a friendly against derby rivals Dunfermline, which will take place at McKane Park on Saturday, November 24, kick-off 2.00 p.m.

“We needed to make sure we kept match-fit ahead of our next league game against Morgan on the 1st,” Sanft added.