Bannockburn recorded a dominant 38-0 victory over Strathmore 2nds to pick up their first points of the league season.

After an edgy opening, Burn ran in five unanswered tries – full back David Grainey scoring all conversions and a penalty to boot.

Bannockburn’s energetic centre pairing of Dove and Wright caused all sorts of problems for Strathmore, and they were rewarded with three tries between them.

The game saw a number of penalties for both sides, which broke up the flow of the match. Both Bannockburn and Strathmore received yellow cards, with the visitors losing a man to red card in the first half.

Lock Steven Flynn came on in the second half and immediately made his mark, scoring after a superb display of physicality.

Strathmore struggled to cope with Bannockburn side – even more so after losing men to injury and the sending off. To their credit, Strathmore played on with a depleted side and still pressured the Bannockburn players across the pitch.

Bannockburn ran in their last try in the dying minutes with an excellent pitch-length effort starting on their own tryline.

Under pressure from the Strathmore ranks, the ball made its way to a young forward between the sticks, who managed to punt the ball clear. The kick released Bannockburn up the park, with Stuart McGown eventually crossing for a try.

Bannockburn could have scored more, but have plenty to be positive about after a comprehensive victory.

  • Man of the match: Steven Flynn
  • Tries: Joe Wright (2), Sandy Dove, Steven Flynn, Stuart McGown
  • Cons: David Grainey (5)
  • Pens: David Grainey

Rugby World Cup

With the Rugby World Cup kicking off this weekend, the Bannockburn clubhouse will be showing the first Scotland game on Sunday 22 September (KO 08:45am), followed by the England match and a game of social touch rugby. Breakfast rolls and beverages will be on offer – all are welcome.

Bannockburn 38:0 Strathmore 2XV

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