Craigs take season by storm

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WINNING the season with a 43-19 win against Haddington on Saturday Whitecraigs made sure that the 17-17 draw in September was avenged with a seven-try romp over the East Lothian visitors.

With 10 minutes played Craigs made early pressure count when Jamie Howarth released winger James Kemp for a try in the corner.

Minutes later, Graeme Fisher jinked his way past three defenders to get over the line.

Haddington struck back on the half hour mark and reduce the gap to three points.

Phil Nicol grabbed the next try for Craigs but as the first half action came to a close, Haddington added a converted try to move within a point of Craigs.

However, at the stroke of half time Alan Berry produced the try of the afternoon — a 50 metre break to make the score 22-14.

At the start of the second half, Craigs used the wind to their advantage and pinned Haddington back and from a well-worked set move, Gary Emans went over for a try.

Flanker Ally McLeod got the sixth score, breaking through a gaping hole in the visitors’ defence.

With a 36-14 lead, Craigs’ performance dipped which allowed Haddington to grab a consolation third try.

But the final say went to Whitecraigs when prop Neil Savage rumbled over from close range to end the scoring at 43-19.

Whitecraigs now look forward to next season in Premier two when they will take on some of the biggest names in Scottish Rugby, such as Watsonians, West of Scotland and Stewart’s Melville.