This was the first League game of the newly created Dumfries/Annan U15s joint team and the first time the boys had all been together.
From the outset; the team gelled well and took control of the game immediately. The first try was scored minutes after kick off by Robert Easton. The try was converted by Logan Johnstone. Logan went on to score 3 tries and a further 3 conversions. Ross Hair scored 2 tries, Neil Smith scored one.
It was evident that a lot of training time has been invested in rucking, scrum work and tackling. A good performance from the team all round, with no doubt more to come over the season. Coaches Neil Wallace, Phil Hair, Mark “Paddy” McClatchey and Ross Mawdsley can all be proud of this effort. It was great also to see such a good turnout of supporters, on what was a cold and blustery day.
Final score was Dumfries/Annan 43 : Kilmarnock 17
Training and home games will alternate between Park Farm, Dumfries and Violetbank, Annan. If you would like to come and give rugby a try, please contact Phil Hair on 07540 749997.
Squad: Hamish Parkes, Cameron Robertson, Cameron Walker, Ewan Kennedy, Thomas McKerlie, Thomas Jackson, Andrew Little, Ross Hair, Leighton Trussler, Jake Lamont, Bradley Wilson, Neil Smtih, Bradley Davidson, Thomas Sharkey, Robert Easton, Logan Johnstone & Ruari Smith.
Next game is away to Stewarty on Sunday, 10 November with a 2pm Kick Off.