The Strathie Sharks S1/S2 squad was taught a lesson by a more aggressive and hungry Carnoustie team on Sunday, eventually losing by 33 points to seven.
Carnoustie started strongly and Strathie had to defend right from the start with a try-saving tackle by Tim Farrell in the first five minutes. It wasn’t long before Carnoustie ran in three tries and two conversions without reply.
Eventually the Sharks forwards managed some good rucking and the ball was passed out to the backs. This allowed Jack Wilson to run through and score Starthie’s first try.
The second half was a repeat of the first, with good tackling from some Strathie players, Kenneth Dandie, Logan Doig and Josh Hampton all doing well to stop Carnoustie stretching their lead.
Michael Baldie set up Jack Wilson who ran the length of the pitch to score his second try of the game, which he also converted.
Overall a better second half performance by the Sharks and hopefully, with a good training session on Wednesday night, the boys will be ready for the home tournament onSunday. A slightly depleted P4/5s team travelled down to Carnoustie on Sunday.
Carnoustie brought the usual challenge and it was good to meet some new opposition in Howe of Fife who brought two teams.
Despite the reduction in Strathie numbers, the team was triumphant against a strong opposition.
The team consisting of Euan Duguid, Fraser Whyte, James Coupar, Jim Cowan, Ethan Foster and Craig Tocher was supplemented by one player, Angus, from Howe of Fife, who was a great addition.
The boys played well as a team and it was great to see continuity in their game, along with the very quick offloads.
This Sunday the S1/2 squad host their annual midi-tournament kindly sponsored by S. & J. Joiners.
Strathmore Sharks continue to look for more players at all age groups. Log on to www.starthmore-rugby.co.uk for more details