Panmure 3, Carnoustie HSFP 116.
Carnoustie made the short trip to Broughty Ferry on Saturday to play near neighbours Panmure. The weather was overcast and the pitch wet.
From a scrum the visitors went wide, but were forced to touch and Panmure cleared from the line-out, finding touch. Carnoustie won the line-out and ran the ball with DANIE VAN WYK chipping into space and re-gathering, to touch down, but with no conversion added.
The FPs fielded the restart and ran the ball, breaking the defence and with KENNY WATT touching down and converting. Panmure kicked the restart out on the full and Carnoustie found touch from the scrum and then won the line-out allowing OWEN HUGHES to touch down and again the conversion was added.
The visitors fielded the restart and ran the ball with several players handling before NATHAN BOWLES finished off, with the conversion added. Carnoustie again ran the restart ball and again found space to score with IAN REID touching down and with the conversion added.
The FPs ran the restart, but this time knocked on and at the scrum they were penalised, from which Panmure found touch, but then they knocked on at the line-out. The Forthill men took the scrum against the head and gained a further penalty, but missed the posts. From the drop out Carnoustie found a long touch and won the line-out, but were forced into touch.
Panmure cleared from the line-out, but didn’t find touch and were then penalised. DANIE VAN WYK took a quick tap and raced through to touch down and add the conversion. The visitors fielded the restart and ran the ball, but the ball carrier was isolated and failed to release, giving Panmure a penalty which they converted.
The home side fielded the restart, but Carnoustie turned the ball over, sending it out wide and, when checked, set up a ruck with OWEN HUGHES breaking off to touchdown and again with the conversion added.
The restart again went out on the full and, from the scrum, Carnoustie ran the ball, but were forced to touch. They then lost a penalty, but won the line-out, going wide left, then coming back inside for NATHAN BOWLES to touch down with the conversion added.
The restart was fielded cleanly and run back and, without a home player touching the ball, ADAM SCHWEIZER touched down with the conversion added. Carnoustie did the same again from the restart with DAVID CAMPBELL finishing off, but this time with no conversion. Carnoustie then changed tactics, fielding and kicking high, with MICHAEL DOWNIE racing up field to catch the ball, touching down and converting to finish the half.
Half time: Panmure 3, Carnoustie 73.
Carnoustie restarted, finding touch and then took the line-out driving through the forwards for ADAM SCHWEIZER to touch down and with the conversion added. The visitors misfielded the restart and, from the scrum, Panmure found touch. Carnoustie won the line-out and went wide with CRAIG ADDISON bursting through midfield to touch down and again with the conversion.
The FPs fielded and kicked the restart with MICHAEL DOWNIE again fielding the ball and touching down, but this time with no conversion. Panmure again put the restart out on the full and, from the scrum, went offside. Carnoustie found touch, drove the line-out and recycled, with DANIE VAN WYK running through, unchallenged, to touch down and with the conversion added.
Again the restart went out on the full and Carnoustie won the scrum and played the ball into midfield allowing PHIL LAMB to break and run clear to touch down. The visitors fielded the restart and drove, before playing the ball, but knocking on and, at the scrum, they gained a penalty, found touch and drove the line-out with KENNY WATT breaking off and touching down with the conversion added.
Carnoustie fielded the restart and ran the ball, which was lost and then cleared by Panmure. FPs didn’t throw straight at the line-out and Panmure drove from the
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scrum, but were held up.
The visitors won back to back scrums and from the second, drove the ball allowing OTTO SCHWEIZER to break off and score, but with no conversion. Carnoustie again fielded and ran ball and looked to be clear, but a foot in touch brought the move to a halt and the referee brought the game to an end.
Team - M. McQueen, L. Thoms, C. Addison, J. McLaren, M. Downie, D. Van Wyk, C. Rankin, A. Schweizer, K. Watt, D. Campbell, O. Schweizer, O. Hughes, A. Franco, N. Bowles, I.Reid, D. Findlay and P. Lamb.
Tomorrow (Saturday), Carnoustie are on their travels again when they go to play Kinross in the BT Caledonia League Division Two Midlands. The home fixture was back on September 20, 2014 when Carnoustie ran out 46-5 winners and they will be hoping to do the double over their opponents and keep their top of the league position. This will be a 3 p.m. kick-off.
Other results – Howe of Fife 2nd XV 13, Madras Rugby 15; , Kinross 8; Blairgowrie RFC 7, Harris Academy FP RFC 39.
BT Caledonia League Division Two Midlands
P W L D TB LB Pts
Carnoustie 15 13 1 1 9 1 64
Harris FP 14 12 2 0 12 0 60
Alloa 15 11 3 1 11 0 57
Grangemouth 13 8 5 0 10 1 43
Madras 14 7 7 0 7 0 32
Howe 2nds 13 5 8 0 6 2 28
Kinross 15 5 10 0 5 1 26
Stirling Uni* 13 6 7 0 6 2 20
Panmure* 16 2 14 0 2 0 3
Blairgowrie* 14 1 13 0 0 1 2
*Points deduction applied.