Tennents National League Cup
Glasgow Accies 10pts:59pts Saints1sts
Saints began their competitive season with a comprehensive victory over fellow Nat2 team Glasgow Accies on Sat 31st Aug on a perfect playing surface at New Anniesland.
The initial 15 mins consisted of Saints probing an organised Accies defence with the home side tackling well and showing the upper hand at scrum time.
Saints however persisted with their running lines and penetrated the Accies defensive line, following up with very good support lines and handling,to produce 4 tries from Young, Douglas, Steele and Johnstone. Steele converted 3 with Accies only score of the first half being an interception from half way.
Saints continued in the same manner in the second half scoring 5 further tries thro’ Smith, Hiddleston, Scott and Steele(2) for his hatrick, adding 4 conversions for a personal haul of 29pts.
Accies only response in a tiring second half performance was an unconverted late score.
An encouraging performance for a full strength Saints squad which will hold them in good stead for the tougher league challenges that await.