Dreadful conditions for Allan Glen’s, but creditable draw

Allan Glen Rugby Club'Allan Glen VS Accies'22nd October 2011'pic: Roberto Cavieres
Allan Glen Rugby Club'Allan Glen VS Accies'22nd October 2011'pic: Roberto Cavieres

IN such awful weather conditions a draw was probably a fair result in a game where the home side defended well and the visitors gave away penalties to allow Annan back into the game.

Annan RFC................. 15

Allan Glen’s RFC.......... 15

Gordon Pirret and Russell McKeown scored tries in the fist half for the visitors, one of which was converted by Thomson. Jacobson stroked over a penalty for the home side despite the adverse conditions making a half-time score of 12-3.

After the break weather-induced errors and a stubborn home defence prevented Glens from further tries, but Thomson did kick a penalty goal for the visitors. Jacobson added three penalties for the home side – making a score of 15-12 with five minutes to go.

Annan were awarded a debatable penalty just before time to share the points.