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.