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FULL MATCH REPORTS: QUICK ACCESS
ANNAN 22 v DUMFRIES 0
NOVEMBER 2ND 2002
Well it has to be said that this was a much better game than the last time the two sides met, but still was no classic. It was played in very wet and slippery underfoot conditions which resulted in both sides making plenty of mistakes which Annan took advantage off in the main and tried to play rugby when the opportunity arose. Centre Andrew Eggleton played for the junior side this week but never really got the chance to shine as he was well policed by his opposite number Johnny Sloan who caught the eye.
Andrew Gunning played his first game in several weeks and did well. David Wyllie had his best game for Annan in a long time and the work rate as always by Michael Griffen (open side flanker this week), Michael Pattison and Craig Moffat proved too much for Dumfries. Young Cameron Smith, Scott Goodwin and Steven Boertine all played well for Annan. Johnny Sloan , Gareth McCall played well for Dumfries and no report of a game between the two teams would be complete without a mention of the Annan coaches favourite non Annan player Stephan Dreyer.
For the record Cameron Smith and David Wyllie (2) and Scott McCann scored the tries with
Craig (only two games left before I leave you lot to it) McCann adding one conversion
ANNAN 5 v DUMFRIES 0
OCTOBER 19TH 2002
This match was a friendly arranged before the two teams meet in the Division 1 of the Glasgow Under 18 leagues on Saturday 2nd November and was easily the worst attempt at playing rugby by two sets of players that has been witnessed for a long time. Tomorrows encounter at Violetbank against Cartha Queens Park colts in the league must produce a whole different attitude. Apart from young Cameron Smith and Scott Goodwin who played as they were coached and Craig Moffat and Michael Pattison who carried the Annan forward threat on their own this week little credit can be given. Duncan Fisher and Andrew Gunning make a welcome return this week to strengthen the side. To finish on a brighter note Kenneth Henderson played his first game at full back for Annan and showed good awareness and strength of running to be worked on which gave the coaches a bright light on what was a very dull day. For the record David Wyllie scored Annanís lonesome try.
ANNAN 18 v AYR 14
SEPTEMBER 14TH 2002
Annan Colts maintained their unbeaten run in Division 1 of the Glasgow & District Under 18 leagues producing a massive effort to give them their first ever win against Ayr Colts at this level. Stand off Craig McCann kicked the ball deep into the opposition half from the kick off and that is where they stayed until half time only allowing the visitors a penalty to go into the break 15-3 ahead. Annan were unable to score any more tries as Ayr upped their game in the second half but were thwarted by great defence and attitude. It would be unfair to single out any player from this game as this was a great team effort, which was greatly appreciated by the large turnout of supporters who had turned out. Annanís points came from tries by Callum Muir, Keith Bell and two penalties and a conversion by Craig McCann.
ARDROSSAN 10 v ANNAN 27
SEPTEMBER 7TH 2002
Annan Colts made it two out of two after the long trip to Ardrossan on Saturday. The Annan forwards did their best to get their usual fast rucking game going but the referee seemed intent in slowing the game down blowing his whistle much too often creating frustration for both teams with Annan going into the half time break with a slender 6 Ė 5 lead.
The second half was a little better but Annan still struggled to get their game pattern going. The pick of the Annan side was John Lake, John Nelson, Craig Moffat and Michael Griffen who all gave fine performances. But it was young Andrew Gunning, again playing way beyond his 15 years, who made a real impression on both the Annan and Ardrossan coaches alike.
Annanís try scorers were John Lake, Graeme Gemmel, Michael Griffen with Craig McCann slotting 3 conversions and 2 penalties.
STEWARTRY 19 v ANNAN 43
AUGUST 31ST 2002
It has been a very long time since an Annan Colts team came away from the Greenlaw with a win far less scoring 43 points. A great deal of credit is due to this very young Annan squad made up of seven 15 year olds, six 16 year olds and a mere three 17 year olds due to call offs. The youngsters did themselves proud and hopefully bodes well for the future. Special mention must go to Scott McCann who filled in a scrum half and played superbly. Young Callum Duignan playing his first full game at this level and showed great promise as did Andrew Gunning who also looks a fine prospect. It has to be said that these youngsters were held together by big performances from Craig McCann, Chris Moffat, John Lake, Craig Moffat and John Nelson. It was good to see Mattie Kerr come through his first game in a long time and Michael Griffin was first class with a fantastic work rate rewarded with three tries.
Annanís points scorers were Michael Griffin (3 tries); Craig McCann, Scott McCann, David Copeland and Mattie Kerr (1 try apiece) and Craig McCann (4 conversions)