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.
Next Weekend’s Rugby Programme
Saturday ko 2pm
1s Away to Preston Lodge
2s Home to Irvine
Saturday ko 11am
Colts Home to Whitecraigs
U14s Away to Whitecraigs
U16s Home to Whitecraigs ko 12 noon.