2nd XV - Report
|Kilmarnock 3XV||32||vs||17||Cumnock 2XV|
Kilmarnock 3rd XV 32 Cumnock 2nd XV 17
Cumnock travelled the short distance of the A76 for the first local East Ayrshire derby against Kilmarnock on Saturday afternoon.
Kilmarnock came out the blocks best in the start of the first half with some quick flowing rugby with them scoring in the corner from short range. Killie did in again with short drive for them to score again. Killie scored a third from catching a ball from a Cumnock mistake at inside centre.
Cumnock then started to come back with firstly a try just before half time. Kilmarnock had a loss in concentration and Cumnock quick moving rugby resulted in a try between the posts for Andrew Watt, which was converted, makeing it 15-7 at half time. After some subsitutions at half time, Cumnock were re-energised and kept the forward momentum flowing with quick passing between the players to score another try to make it 15-12 early in 2nd half. Cumnock still with 13 men managed to score another try with quick passing to make the score 19-15.
Kilmarnock then came back with william bark (big brother of callum bark, Under 16 Cougars) finishing off a hatrick to finish the game 32-17. Both teams could be proud of the game of rugby they produced and both clubs look forward to return leg at Cumnock on 2nd February.
Cumnock 2nd XV face Hamilton 3rd XV at Cumnock on Saturday with 2pm ko, which is bound to be a good day with it being only senior game at Cumnock that day (weather permitting).