A new feeling for Craigs

Whitecraigs rugby club are experiencing something a little unfamiliar to them — losing.

With Saturday’s 11-8 loss to Biggar, Craigs have lost two weeks in-a-row, something John Shaw’s side did at no point last season.

Craigs were 8-0 down after 20 minutes, with Biggar taking advantage of poor discipline.

Towards the end of the first half, Biggar were down to 14 men for hands on the ruck. Craigs took advantage, scoring a penalty and a Craig Percival try.

At the start of the second half, Biggar took advantage of Stuart Pollock’s sinbinning to score a penalty.

With Biggar up 11-8, Craigs were unable to score that elusive try despite extended pressure.

On Saturday, Craigs host a Jedforest side fresh off a big win against Watsonians.

GHA continued their winning streak with a 36-21 win away to Ardrossan.

The home side made the most of poor discipline by GHA and capitalised on penalties to steam ahead 11-0.

Despite a large amount of pressure towards the end of the first half, GHA only managed to reply with a solitary Ross McClymont try.

Ardrossan added a penalty soon after the re-start but Andrew Henderson hit back, opening his try count for the season.

Leading scorer Rangi Jericevich scored in the corner minutes later to give GHA a 17-14 lead.

Hefin O’Hare scored soon after but Ardrossan hit back with a try, cutting GHA’s lead to three points.

Despite stand-off Craig Sorbie adding another try, GHA’s travelling support were nervous when GHA were forced to defend in their own 22 and full-back Ross McClymont was sinbinned.

However, winger Ruairi O’Keefe allowed them to breathe a sigh of relief when he intercepted a pass and sprinted 80 metres to score GHA’s sixth and final try.

Next Saturday GHA host Lasswade, kick off 3pm.

Cartha, who lost 22-17 to Kircaldy in their last match, host Dalziel on Saturday.