Dumfries Saints 1st XV
Tennents National League 2
Saints 18 Peebes 22
Saints suffered their first league defeat of the season at the hands (and boots) of visitors’ Peebles.
Saints started well and went 3-0 up from a Rory Steele penalty. Peebles replied with a try from pick and goes with Greg Raeburn converting. Andrew Whiteford then scored an unconverted try for Saints. Score 8 – 7. Bobby Douglas added a second unconverted try to make it 13-7. Peebles then went on the attack and were rewarded with their second try. Conversion missed. Score now 13-12.
Peebles dominated the second half and scored with ten minutes to go to make it 13-19. They then scored another penalty through Raeburn with 4 minutes left. Saints went down the pitch and scored through Rory Steele after a set piece move. Conversion missed. Saints tried but couldn’t get another try. Final score 18-22.
Saints gained a point from the game and still remain at the top of the league.