Whitecraigs were brushed aside on Saturday by a clinical Watsonians side.
The Edinburgh giants travelled to West Lodge with a score to settle, after going down 58-0 to Craigs in last season’s Scottish Cup.
Despite only chalking up two tries in the first half, it was complete domination from the visitors, who secured a 15-43 bonus point victory. Trailing by 26 points at the interval, with only a Ryan Moffat penalty to show for their efforts it always going to be an uphill struggle, but John Shaw’s side were buoyed by a Watsonians sin-binning.
However, Craigs couldn’t take advantage and former Scotland centre Marcus Di Rollo cut through the Craigs midfield to touch down between the posts and stretch the score to 3-36.
It was all about respectability for Craigs at that point, and Fraser Campbell burrowed his way over the line from close range to reduce the deficit.
But, as the team pushed for another try, Watsonians made an interception and raced away for a touch down.
Undeterred, Craigs showed character to get the final points of the day when Craig Percival added another try to conclude the scoring at 15-43.
On Saturday Whitecraigs travel to league leaders Stewart’s Melville for what will be another tough test (kick-off 3pm).
GHA’s fixture against Howe of Fife on Saturday was called off thanks to a waterlogged Braidholm, however, they will be back in action when they visit Kircaldy this weekend.
Cartha, off the back of a 16-16 draw with Ardrossan this weekend, will host Pertshire on Saturday (KO 3pm).