Nov 2 2011 by Colin Paterson, Airdrie & Coatbridge
RBS WEST DIVISION ONE:
COACH Craig Collin says a battling performance led to Waysiders/Drumpellier’s first league win of the season.
The Coatbridge men beat RBS West Division One bottom dogs Stewartry 17-3 on Saturday following a run of six losses in seven matches.
Kiwi back-rower Sam Mayes scored W/D’s first try before Shane Armitage and Scott Frame crossed the whitewash. Phil MacKenzie successfully kicked one conversion.
Collin said: “The conditions were really tough and it was a real battle for us up-front.
“We came off the field a little bit frustrated as we should have got the bonus point but we were pleased to get the win.
“I think we’ve been inconsistent due to the availability of players so it’s nice to have a lot of our boys back.
“It’s a transitional year for us. We have brought a lot of young guys into the team and we feel the overall picture at the club is healthy.”
Further proof of that was delivered in the results for W/D’s 2nd XV and 3rd XV outfits.
The 2nds recorded a 7-3 win over North Lanarkshire rivals Cumbernauld while the 3rds defeated Renfrew 17-13.
Collin’s men welcome Allan Glen’s this Saturday and the coach added: “I think we will be in for another tight game.”