Mar 15 2012 by Colin Paterson, Airdrie & Coatbridge
WAYSIDERS/DRUMPELLIER rounded off their RBS West Division One season with a 25-0 defeat at East Kilbride.
Craig Collin’s men started well at Torrance House on Saturday but the home side fought back for a comfortable win.
A Scott Shankie penalty put the South Lanarkshire men 3-0 ahead in the 21st minute.
EK increased their advantage six minutes before half-time. Robbie Greenfield’s clever kick found Ian Brown who crossed the line; Shankie added the extras.
It was soon 17-0. Flanker Gareth Jones pounced on a loose ball on the right wing and drove over with Shankie successfully kicking the conversion.
Shankie knocked over another penalty to make it 20-0 before EK were reduced to 14 men after Craig Ferguson was sent-off for throwing a punch.
The final score of the game went to the hosts with Calum Aitken touching down.
W/D had their number eight sent-off towards the end and will reflect on ending the season second-bottom of the table.
Meanwhile, the club’s midi section were in action on Sunday but there were defeats for the under-15 and under-16 teams.
In the West Regional Shield, the under-16s lost 30-19 to Cambuslang at Coats Park. Vann Smith scored two tries with Calum Innes crossing once. Darren Price kicked two conversions.
Coach Neil Cowie said: “The boys’ tackling was poor and this was punished by a good set of opposition backs.
“We will need to work on maintaining our composure during games and this will convert to victories.”
In Ayrshire, the under-15s were on the wrong end of the scoreline following a friendly with Irvine.
Joshua Muirhead bagged a brace but the display from the team, as a whole, was uninspiring.
Coach Iain Salisbury said: “We were missing a few key players but are capable of a much better performance. We lost our composure and concentration and were punished for our missed tackles.”
Places are still available for the midi section’s third-annual sportsman’s dinner this Friday night. Visit www.pitchero.com/wdrfcmidis for more details.