1st XV - Report
JORDANHILL PHOENIX 7-52 PAISLEY
THE Buddies kept their impressive winning streak against Jordanhill going with a thumping victory inspired by the return of flanker Kevin Browne.
The hard-working openside flanker made his opposite number's life a living hell from the very start of the match and put one of the home wingers into touch with a crunching tackle inside two minutes.
The game was fairly even in the early stages though, and it took a brilliant try by young winger colin mckay to get things going.
However, the home side scored immediately after the restart to remind Paisley that they would need to be switched on at all times. The Phoenix second row strolled right up the middle to touch down under the posts, but it would be the last time they came anywhere near getting on the scoreboard.
Paisley were rampant from there on in and it was no surprise when Browne went over in the corner after the visiting pack bossed a scrum near the Jordanhill line.
It was a fantastic performance by Browne and one which delighted the team as well as the supporters.
Second row Stef Lach said: “It was a great team performance but Kevin really stood out.
“Any team would miss someone like him. He's a player who works constantly, gets inside the opposition's head and leads by example when it comes to tackling and doing the grunt work that forwards are often required to do.
“This was his first game back and we're thrilled to have him.
“We had a poor start to the season after losing at Loch Lomond, but we were much better in beating Lanark last week.
“But against Phoenix it all came together perfectly.”
Paisley's relentless attacks left the home side clutching at straws and they could barely catch their breath before the Buddies were over the lien again.
Skipper Al Brodie bagged a double as did centre Ben Frost. Also getting tries were Mark Conroy and Ryan McCready who touched down after a trademark long run through the defence.
Flyhalf Martin McKellar was on fire with the boot and he bagged the other 12 points from the tee.
A trip to the always tricky Millbrae looms for Paisley this weekend, but they go into the match high in confidence.