Glens get the new season going in style

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FIVE points gained against impressive Stewart side.

Allan Glen’s RFC.............. 29

Newton Stewart................ 15

Glens made a good start to the season – gaining a five-pointer against a very youthful and enthusiastic Newton Stewart side.

Glens started well, but the visitors weathered the storm and it was 25 minutes before Glens prop Scott Muir appeared on the wing to take the final scoring pass from an excellent handling move involving backs and forwards. Thomson converted.

Just before the break Glens centre McKeown eluded the visitors’ defence to add another five points – making a half-time score of 12-0.

A few minutes into the second half Glens were awarded a penalty try when, on driving over the visitors try line, the visiting scrum half dived into the scrum in an attempt to prevent the inevitable try. Again Thomson converted.

Five minutes later Glens repeated the drive over the line and this time it was touched down by Stich.

Newton Stewart then made a late rally and after extreme pressure on the home line centre, McCormack barged over for a good try which Summerville converted.

A penalty followed for the visitors and then 17-year-old Ben Haig crossed the home line, but the conversion bid failed.

Just on the whistle Glens wing Jono Morrell broke several tackles to touch down.

This was a good game although marred by some bad-tempered incidents. Glens forwards dominated the lighter visitors pack and paved the way for a good win.