Feb 15 2012 by Colin Paterson, Airdrie & Coatbridge
WAYSIDERS/DRUMPELLIER under-16s enjoyed a brilliant 27-14 win over Oban on Sunday.
The Langloan youngsters were in great form at Glencruitten following one of their longest away trips of the season.
There were five different try scorers with Darren Price, Callum Innes, Peter McAulay, Dale Reilly and Martin McPhail all crossing the whitewash.
Innes also added one conversion as W/D produced an excellent all-round team performance.
Coach Neil Cowie said: “The forwards dominated proceedings in the game and maintained a great effort. It’s great to see the coaching at training pay off.”
The under-15s welcomed West of Scotland for a clash at St Andrew’s High School but suffered a heavy 33-0 reverse.
A strong display in the scrum helped West lay some early foundations with two converted tries ensuring a 14-0 advantage at the break.
W/D started the second half well and had several chances but slack tackling as the game wore on allowed the visitors to score three more touchdowns.
Coach Iain Salisbury said: “In general, the boys played well against a seasoned side and the final scoreline didn’t reflect on how close the match was.
“They were well-organised and dominated the set-pieces in the first half but our boys put up a good show.”
This weekend sees the under-15s and the combined S1/S2 squad play host to Irvine.
It’s a big day for the under-16s who travel to Laigh Bent for a date with Hamilton in the first round of the West Regional Cup.
The midi section is holding a race night this Friday in order to boost funds for their end-of-season tour.
Tickets are available from the committee and coaching staff.
Meanwhile, W/D’s first XV lost 24-6 at home to Glasgow High-Kelvinside on Saturday in their latest RBS West Division One contest.
Craig Collin’s men remain in ninth place in the table, eight points ahead of rock-bottom Stewartry and 14 behind Annan.
It’s another tie at Langloan this Saturday for W/D who have three fixtures left before the end of the season.
Marr, currently in second position after 12 wins from 14 games, will travel to Coatbridge as they look to keep the pressure on leaders GHK.