Craigs’ marching on

Whitecraigs march to a league victory is starting to feel like a parade as John Shaw’s men added a 22-8 win against Morgan to their undefeated streak.

After coming on as an injury replacement with Craigs 3-0 down, Graeme Fisher changed the game when he was awarded a penalty try which Ryan Moffat converted.

The stand off then scored three points from but ‘craigs conceded a try before the break making it 10-8 at the half.

The quality of the west lodge side shone when the team returned to the field and both Ryan Moffat and Nicky Blaimire scored early tries.

However, despite a number of opportunities to add to their account, the bonus point alluded the league leaders.

Whitecraigs remain 11 points clear of closest challengers Hamilton and 25 points ahead of rivals, fifth place Cartha Queen’s Park, who lost on Saturday, 51-24 against Howe of Fife.

Cartha conceded 22 points before opening their account with a Nicol Smylie try.

The plight continued for the Dumbreck side and a further four Fife tries were only broken up by one Ross Gillies pick and drive for Cartha.

Cartha went down to 14 men because of injuries but Ian Cook and Fraser McKinnon added a pair of tries against the grain to earn an undeserved bonus point for Cartha.

However, Fife re-asserted their dominance after Scott McInnes was sinbinned for a petulant trip on an opposing player.

Now against 13 men, Howe scored again before the final whistle.

Meanwhile, for GHA, a 44-32 victory against Falkirk showed the club still have it in them to win despite a dismal season.

GHA Captain Niall Cassie told ExtraSport: “The performance on Saturday had been coming. Things began to click and the hard work of our forwards caused Falkirk problems”.

Defence wasn’t the order of the day for either team in an 11 try thriller but a resurgent GHA back line stood out.

The skilled distribution of 17-year-old stand off David Scott unleashed the pace of Rory Hughes and Andrew Gillman who scored two tries a piece, while mercurial centre Ross McClymont scored a well earned try, which earned his side a bonus point.

Young fly half Scott added 17 points himself through his boot.

Lock Ryan Jenkins was the only forward on the scoresheet for GHA but Bill MacDonald’s team will have a lot to work on defensively after conceding five tries.

In cup action on Saturday GHA visit premier one side Ayr, Whitecraigs are in cup action away to Kirkcaldy and Cartha won’t have far to go as they face Hillhead Jordanhill.