Dumfries Saints 1st XV
Tennents National League 2
Preston Lodge 20 Saints 14
Horrible conditions at Preston Lodge meant it was never going to be a classic game. Saints started slowly and it ultimately cost them. After 15 mins Saints were two tries down – the first through a charged down kick and the second from a lot of Preston Lodge phases. Luckily for Saints the two conversions were missed. Score 10-0. A further penalty 20 mins in made it 13-0 to the home side. Saints got into the game but were dealt a hammer blow on the stroke of half time when they threw an interception which Preston Lodge ran in under the posts. Half time score 20-0. Second half was all Saints. A try from Jack Johnstone after sniping from 9 and another from Pete O’Malley were both converted by Jack Steele to make it 20-14 with 20 minutes to go. Saints tried for a third but Preston Lodge’s defence stood firm.
Having lost the past two games Saints drop to 3rd place in the league but still have a game in hand.