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1st XV - Match centre

Annan RFC
East Kilbride RFC
Unknown, Unknown
Tries
C Mclellan (2), S Shankie, M Ellison, A Steel, G Dryburgh
Unknown, Unknown
Conversions
S Shankie (3)
Unknown, Unknown
Penalties
Sat 22 Sep 15:00 - West Region - Tennent's West Regional Division 1 18 Full time

Belated match report - analysis by Blind Pugh!

The report below is shaped by Ally Offin from the analysis of the infamous Blind Pugh, aka Peter Ferrie. Delayed by Thunders neglecting his duties due to try scoring shock.

Report by Ally Offin, based on Peter Ferrie's analysis

East Kilbride made the long journey to Annan on Saturday to face a team with a 100% record this league season.

In the opening minutes of the game things didn’t look great for EK. Having lost their own throw in to a line-out they then conceded a penalty for not rolling away though some on the sidelines (PF no doubt!) felt EK were treated harshly. The Annan kicker did not fail with his attempt at goal making the score 3 – nil for the home side after 8 minutes of play.

EK took the lead after 15 minutes. Gregor Hagerty carried the ball into the opposition 22 and from there, good close passing and ball retention led to Christopher McLennan claiming his first of two tries. Scott Shankie’s successful conversion made the score 3-7.

With Scott Shankie taking the game to the opposition, the visiting support were eagerly anticipating further scoring and this came when Shankie touched down after 23 minutes for an unconverted try.

The score was extended further after 26 minutes when the powerful combination of Eddie Beaton and Paul Rosie saw the ball carried close to the line and offload to Shankie who was caught a couple of metres short of the line, at which point Mark Ellison gathered the recycled ball and nipped in from one metre. Shankie’s conversion made the score Annan 3- EK 19.

The half was not over. EK conceded another penalty after 33 minutes which the Annan kicker converted. Five minutes later Alan Steel scored a try, converted by Shankie when an Annan scrum was disrupted by EK pressure close to the line and, with the half running with EK failing to control the ball from the kick off the ball was turned over and an individual effort from the Annan no. 10 and the conversion of his try made the half-time score Annan 13, EK 26.

EK extended their lead 6 minutes into the second half. A good pick up by Steel on Annan 22 metre, a blind side pass to Ellison and a feed to Grant Dryburgh lead to an unconverted try - 13-31.

EK gained good position 6 minutes later when a Shankie penalty kick to touch put them deep into the Annan 22. The line out was lost, allowing Annan to clear and when, after 61 minutes, the home side ran an EK clearance kick back at them from 60 metres allowed Annan in for a converted try making the score 20-31.

It was EK that were to have the last word when, having won the ball from their own line-out throw on 5 metres, they drove to the Annan line where McLellan claimed his second try. Final score Annan 20- East Kilbride 36.

Blind Pugh felt that this was easily EK’s best performance of the season. They attacked with purpose and the tackling had a touch of brutality to it. Good to see the backs move the ball and spread out the Annan defence. On the down side, losing their own put in at the line out and failure to take and control the ball from the opposition kick offs are aspects of the game in which there is room for improvement.

Man of the match – Peter Ferrie’s nominee – for his work in defence and attack is Scott Shankie.

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Scott Shankie

Player of the Match

Scott Shankie

Key moments

8:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Annan RFC
20:00
Try Christopher Mclellan scores for East Kilbride RFC
20:00
Conversion Scott Shankie kicks a conversion for East Kilbride RFC
25:00
Try Scott Shankie scores for East Kilbride RFC
28:00
Try Mark Ellison scores for East Kilbride RFC
28:00
Conversion Scott Shankie kicks a conversion for East Kilbride RFC
33:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Annan RFC
38:00
Try Allan Steel scores for East Kilbride RFC
38:00
Conversion Scott Shankie kicks a conversion for East Kilbride RFC
40:00
Try Try for Annan RFC
40:00
Conversion Conversion for Annan RFC
45:00
Try Grant Dryburgh scores for East Kilbride RFC
62:00
Try Try for Annan RFC
62:00
Conversion Conversion for Annan RFC
77:00
Try Christopher Mclellan scores for East Kilbride RFC

Highlights

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77:00 Missed Conversion
Scott Shankie misses a conversion for East Kilbride RFC
77:00 Try 20 - 36
Christopher Mclellan scores for East Kilbride RFC
62:00 Try 18 - 31
Try for Annan RFC
62:00 Conversion 20 - 31
Conversion for Annan RFC
45:00 Missed Conversion
Scott Shankie misses a conversion for East Kilbride RFC
45:00 Try 13 - 31
Grant Dryburgh scores for East Kilbride RFC
End of period 1
40:00 Conversion 8 - 26
Conversion for Annan RFC
40:00 Try 13 - 26
Try for Annan RFC
38:00 Try 6 - 24
Allan Steel scores for East Kilbride RFC
38:00 Conversion 6 - 26
Scott Shankie kicks a conversion for East Kilbride RFC
33:00 Penalty 6 - 19
Penalty kicked for Annan RFC
28:00 Conversion 3 - 19
Scott Shankie kicks a conversion for East Kilbride RFC
28:00 Try 3 - 17
Mark Ellison scores for East Kilbride RFC
25:00 Try 3 - 12
Scott Shankie scores for East Kilbride RFC
25:00 Missed Conversion
Scott Shankie misses a conversion for East Kilbride RFC
20:00 Try 3 - 5
Christopher Mclellan scores for East Kilbride RFC
20:00 Conversion 3 - 7
Scott Shankie kicks a conversion for East Kilbride RFC
8:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Penalty kicked for Annan RFC
End of period
Player of the Match
Scott Shankie is awarded player of the match for East Kilbride RFC
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Annan RFC
  • East Kilbride RFC
  • 0
  • Penalty 8:00'
  • Christopher Mclellan Try 20:00'
  • Scott Shankie Conversion 20:00'
  • Scott Shankie Try 25:00'
  • Mark Ellison Try 28:00'
  • Scott Shankie Conversion 28:00'
  • Penalty 33:00'
  • Allan Steel Try 38:00'
  • Scott Shankie Conversion 38:00'
  • Try 40:00'
  • Conversion 40:00'
  • Grant Dryburgh Try 45:00'
  • Try 62:00'
  • Conversion 62:00'
  • Christopher Mclellan Try 77:00'

Team selection

Dryburgh, Grant Dryburgh, Grant
Brown, Lewis Brown, Lewis
Greenfield, Robbie Greenfield, Robbie
Shankie, Scott Shankie, Scott
Hagerty, Gregor Hagerty, Gregor
Murray, Richard Murray, Richard
Ellison, Mark Ellison, Mark
Steel, Allan Steel, Allan
ONeill, Chris ONeill, Chris
Irvine, Alex Irvine, Alex
Rosie, Paul Rosie, Paul
fletcher, matthew fletcher, matthew
Beaton, Eddie Beaton, Eddie
Anderson, Rian Anderson, Rian
Mclellan, Christopher Mclellan, Christopher

League round up

Other Tennent's West Regional Division 1 18 results

32
50
Greenock Wanderers RFC
Stewartry RFC
45
20
Dalziel RFC
21
49
Garnock RFC
Cambuslang RFC
32
29
Irvine RFC

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. East Kilbride RFC 7 29
2. Allan Glen's RFC 7 28
3. Greenock Wanderers RFC 7 28
4. Annan RFC 7 25
5. Garnock RFC 7 24
6. Cambuslang RFC 8 19
7. Irvine RFC 8 17

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