Bannockburn’s Caley Bowl run was brought to an end after a hard-fought match against Kinross Rugby Club.
Burn controlled the majority of possession in the first half, but still found themselves second best to a confident Kinross side with a strong kicking game in wet conditions.
The Burn’s phase play was excellent and controlled the breakdown well. The home side’s kick and chase worked well, putting pressure and forcing mistakes, but ultimately the visitors went in at the break nine points ahead.
Industrious club captain Bob Conway was in effervescent form, causing problems for the visitors all match with his physicality and work rate.
Bannockburn took their foot off the gas after the restart and failed to run as hard as they were tackling, giving the visitors too much credit – something the disciplined team from Kinross used to their advantage with some decent running from depth.
Veteran No. 8 Nick Cram scored Bannockburn’s solitary try, running over in the final ten minutes to add to Grainey’s early penalty. Man of the match was Iain Duncan.
Bannockburn RFC’s next game is away to Waid Academy FP RFC on Saturday 12 October.
On Sunday 13 October, the local community is invited to take in the Bannockburn Club Day at the Heritage Centre (09:00-11:00) followed by the Scotland World Cup match in the clubhouse.