Trio’s perfect sweep

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THE clean sweep for the southside rugby clubs in league action continued this week.

Between the trio, they have now played nine games, with a perfect return of nine wins.

With one more bonus point than rivals Cartha, GHA and Whitecraigs are currently jostling for the table top, with ten points apiece.

Whitecraigs are currently in the lead, with a points difference of 46.

Against Dumfries at Dumbreck, the visitors took the lead against Cartha with a penalty. Iain Cook replied with a try but Dumfries went in at the half up 13-5 following a well worked try from Sam Hiddleston on the left hand side and a further penalty.

Tony Nyangweso scored minutes after the break.

The game turned on its head when the Dumfries number eight was sin binned for a professional foul and CQP replied with a Ross Gillies try

Backwood converted successfully and CQP went 17-13 up. Graham Williamson scored again to give the home side a 22-13 lead soon after.

Just three minutes later Cartha sewed the game up at 29-13 when Andy Noble scored an improbable try.

Next week Cartha visit Dunfermline.

Over at Braidholm, GHA got off to a tremendous start — going up to 19-0 thanks to two tries from Rangi Jericevich and one from Hefin O’Hare, before letting West of Scotland back in the game with a combination of poor tackling and sloppy handling.

West of Scotland gave GHA a fright with four tries but two penalties, a try and a further conversion from Tane Jericevich secured the win for the home side.

Meanwhile, at West Lodge, Craigs were threatened by a hungry Ardrossan side but the southsiders did not dissapoint the home crowd.

Biel Farrel scored the first try of the day and Jamie Christine scored afterwards to give Whitecraigs a 10-3 lead, however a further penalty brought Ardrossan within four points.

After much pressure, Grant McGibbon scored again for the home side with Moffat adding the extras to give a 17-9 lead. After the break, Craigs earned the bonus point thanks to a Hamish Hunter try.

Ardrossan replied with a converted try but a William Corbett score converted by Moffat ensured a 32-16 lead. Towards the end of a hugely entertaining clash, Ardrossan scored again before Brandon Wamberg got the last word to make the score 37-16.

Next week, Greenock host Whitecraigs while GHA will visit Ardrossan.