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LATEST NEWS
SATURDAY 1ST APRIL 2000

  • Annan ladies retain the Wigtownshire Sevens!!! - and bring home the first (and maybe only!!) silverware of the season.


    LIVINGSTON V ANNAN
    SATURDAY 1ST APRIL 2000

  • Annan are beaten 22-5 by Livingston in their last league game of the season. I've now seen Annan play 6 times this season, and I'm still awaiting for the first victory!!!!. A typical end of season affair, but it would have been nice for Annan to end the season on a victory........

    Match Report


    ANNAN V CORSTORPHINE
    SATURDAY 25TH MARCH 2000

  • Annan thump Edinburgh team Corstorphine 26-3 in a superb display. Annan scored 4 tries and to secure a bonus point and safety from relegation.

    Match Report

    El PresidenteIt was also long serving Annan President, Alan 'El Presidente' Robertsons last home game as Annan President, as Alan is stepping down at the end of the season. Seen here in a rare picture when he was a roadie for the Grateful Dead.

    Who will be the next President?......watch this space....


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    Annanís under 16ís continued on their winning ways with a stunning 39 Ė 12 victory away against Biggar under 16ís. The Annan youths outscored their more illustrious opponents by five tries to two with E. Currie gaining a hat trick and J. Nelson and A. Wallace scoring a try a piece. The scoring was completed by C. McCann adding two conversions. Of all the Annan XVís this seems to be the one to watch as they pile up win after win with some great team performances.

    On Sunday Annan played host at Violetbank to a touring side from the Grand River Collegiate Institute from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. The tourists brought with them two sides at under 18 level- a boys team and a girls team. The under 18 boys side were pitted against the Dumfries & Galloway Warriors, the team made up of the cream of the regions secondary schools, who ran out winners by 47 points to 7 scoring 7 tries to 1 in a thoroughly entertaining match.

    The under 18 girls team were entertained by the Annanís Ladies XV and in a hard fought tussle against an extremely athletic Canadian side the hosts ran out eventual winners by five tries to 1 with Lydsay Povall and Sarah Hornsby scoring a brace of tries a piece and Lara Brodie scoring the fifth.

    Annanís Mini Section had a real treat on Sunday when they provided part of pre-match entertainment in a Tag Tournament at the Newcastle Falcons v Wasps match at Newcastle. The lads and lassies had a great day out and were able to see several of their rugby heroes play as both teams sported several Scottish internationalists between them.


    DUNS V ANNAN
    SATURDAY 11TH MARCH 2000

  • Annan lose again on their travels but at least they kept it within 7 to gain a valuable bonus point. Annan are in real danger of being relegated so this point could prove a life saver.

    Match Report


    LIVINGSTON V ANNAN
    SATURDAY 5TH MARCH 2000

  • Annans re-arranged league fixture against Livingston is postponded for the 3rd time!!!. We'll play them one day!!!!!!. err ..err. in the meantime, what about the Scottish Team...what a class act eh?????? and on another note, why were the Livingston first team training on the pitch that was deemed unplayable????

    ANNAN V GLASGOW SOUTHERN
    SATURDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2000

  • Annan lose to current league leaders Glasgow Southern 20-10. Glasgow have now beaten Annan 3 times this season, at least we wont be playing them next season!!!!

    Match Report


    LIVINGSTON V ANNAN
    SATURDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2000

  • Annans re-arranged league fixture against Livingston is postponded again as a blizzard hits Livingston. Annan next league game is against Glsagow Southern on the 26th February at Violetbank. Annans next game is a friendly away against English rivals Workington. Come along to either if you have a chance.

    GLASGOW SOUTHERN V ANNAN
    SUNDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2000

  • Annan lose their 3rd round BT Cellnet Shield match, 33 - 8 to Division one rivals and league leaders Glasgow Southern. The yet to happen annual trip to Murrayfield for the final is postponded again for another year......

    Match Report


    GLENROTHES V ANNAN
    SATURDAY 29TH JANUARY 2000

  • Glenrothes 57 - Annan 11 - yadda yadda yadda......

    Match Report


    ANNAN V LANGHOLM
    SATURDAY 22ND JANUARY 2000

  • Annan go down to their first home defeat of the season, losing to local rivals Langholm 38-14. Annan were guilty of gifting 5 tries to the speedy Langholm backs. Langholm deserved to win but not by as much as the score-line suggests. The Annan forwards dominated the poor Langholm forwards however the Annan backs had an off day and were brutally punished by Langholm...

    Action from the game
    Crap photo from the Langholm game.....not bitter....not at all...
    Match Report

    STEWARTRY v ANNAN
    SATURDAY 15TH JANUARY 2000

  • Annan as well as completing the double over Stewartry in Division 1 of the BT National Leagues, also won their first away points in the league this season and retained the Chisholm Cup in a typical hard fought derby battle at the Greenlaw on Saturday.

    Match Report


    ANNAN V HAWICK YM
    MONDAY 3RD JANUARY 2000

  • Annan win this 1st round BT Shield match againt old rivals Hawick YM. A 2nd round tie against Glasgow Southern is the reward!!!!

    Match Report


    ANNAN V ROSS HIGH
    SATURDAY 11TH DECEMBER 1999

  • Annan once again win at home with a convincing win against Ross High 32-5. If Annan could only pick up a few wins away from home their whole season could change!!!. A game I was not at, but it probably contained superb tries, wonderful running rugby and err...errr..stuff. Well done Annan a top 6 place and promotion to Premier League 3 is still a possibility..

    Match Report


    LIVINGSTON V ANNAN
    SATURDAY 4TH DECEMBER 1999

  • Annans league game against Livingston is postponded as the pitch was waterlogged. Annan thus remain undefeated for 2 weeks!!!!...we're on a roll!!. Annan take on Ross High at home on the 11th December, come along at support the team!!

    ANNAN V MURRAYFIELD WANDERERS
    SATURDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 1999
  • Annan maintain their unbeaten home run in the league by beating Murrayfield Wanderers 17-14. If only Annan could produce this kind of form away from home!!!! Not a classic game by any means but after 80 minutes Annan had more points and at the end of the day the team with the most points (over the regulation 80 minutes + injury time) is normally the winner, rugby was the winner...err..err..err..over the moon.....game of two halves......err...errr..errr....hmmmmm

    Match Report


    CORSTORPHINE V ANNAN
    SATURDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 1999

  • Annan go down again on their travels, losing 13-3 to Edinburgh side Corstorphine. A game in which Annan dominated from start to finish but poor kicking and a firm Corstorphine defence meant that this pressure was not put into points and Annan go down.

    Match Report


    GLASGOW HAWKS V ANNAN
    SATURDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 1999

  • err....err....errr....right...Glasgow Hawks 135 Annan 5.....errr....errr....errr.....

    Match Report - not that you really want to though....


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  • Annan take on Premier One League Leaders Glasgow Hawks. Yup, on the 13th November all eyes will be on Glasgow as the gallent underdogs take on the unstoppable force.....I'm going to be there....lets hope Scotland can thump England in the Euro 2000 qualifiers....oooh and Annan take on Glasgow Hawks in the 3rd round of the SRU Cup.......

    ANNAN V DUNS
    SUNDAY 7TH NOVEMBER 1999
  • Annan win at home again. At fortress Violetbank there is NOOOOOO stopping us!!!!

    Match Report


    GLASGOW SOUTHERN V ANNAN
    SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER 1999

  • Annan are beaten 31-0 by league leaders 31-0. Oh well...

    Match Report


    ANNAN V GLENROTHES
    SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER 1999

  • Annan maintain their unbeaten home record in the League.....however they only managed an 8-8 draw with bottom club Glenrothes. A terrible game by all accounts with Annan managing to put up one of their worst displays in living memory.

    Match Report


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  • Annan draw Glasgow Hawks away in the 3rd round of the SRU Cup. Yup, on November 13th 1999, Annan travel to Glasgow to meet Premier 1 team, and current league leaders, Glasgow Hawks in the 3rd round of the SRU Cup. A victory is unlikely but lets hope the Annan boys do Annan proud. (as they always do) If Annan do get beaten by Glasgow Hawks, they enter the Shield competition instead. More details closer to the time....

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  • Inverleith call off on Thursday with them unwilling to travel to Annan as they didn't want to risk injuring their new front row???!!. Inverleith now lose £200 from the SRU for this round, £200 from entering the Bowl Competition and are banned from entering next years competition. Quite a financial mistake by Inverleith if you ask me. Full service will hopefully be resumed next Saturday 23 October against bottom club in the League, Glenrothes. Lets hope a five pointer prevails, although I've heard Glenrothes are not as bad a team as their league position makes them out to be. So I'll accept a 3-0 win!!!

    LANGHOLM V ANNAN
    SATURDAY 9TH OCTOBER 1999

  • Annan 1st XV lose in their latest league game of the season against local rivals Langholm. Annan lose 17-16 to Langholm, and for the 2nd year running the referee is the star of the show by awarding a late try to Langholm that to everyone there was clearly not a try. If only video evidence was allowed in rugby games!!!!.Well played Langholm anyway......get a grip referee.......

    Match Report


    ANNAN V STEWARTRY
    SATURDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 1999

  • Annan 1st XV win 15-11 against local rivals Stewartry. A typical derby match against our neigbours from Castle Douglas, not the most impressive game I hear but another win for Annan and we're still undefeatable at Violetbank in the league!!

    Match Report

    1st XV before the Stewartry Game
    1st XV before the Stewartry game

    ROSS HIGH V ANNAN
    SATURDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 1999

  • Annan 1st XV lose in their third league game of the season against Ross High. Annan 1st XV lose 18-14 against Ross High. 2 defeats out of 3 now for Annan. But at least Annan have NEVER been beaten in the League at Fortress Violetbank!!!!!....and at least Annan got a bonus point for keeping it within 7 points.....

    Match Report


    ANNAN V LIVINGSTON
    SATURDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 1999

  • Annan 1st XV win in their second league game of the season against Livingston. Annan 1st XV win 25-19 against Livingston in their first ever league match at Violetbank.....hey were undefeatable at home in the league!!!!!

    Match Report


    MURRAYFIELD WANDERERS V ANNAN
    SATURDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 1999

  • Under the shadow of Murrayfield, Annan lost their opening league game of the season 12-3 to Murrayfield Wanderers. A scrappy game that never really got going, with all the points coming from penalties. Neither side looked like getting a try, but the game wasn't helped by a referee who was a bit quick on the whistle at times. The Annan side had lots of changes in the team with Captain Big Stuff still in Holland, Paul Buckley on holiday, Gogs unable to play due to his Dads death midweek, and Baz still in Oz. Annan looked good at times but it always seemed to break down with a knock-on, a forward pass or a turnover. Oh well heres to Livingston next week at Annan. May the backlash commence!!!! Funniest sight of the day was the Murrayfield Wanderers spectator who entertained the crowd with his indepth knowledge of the game, his sharp wit and number of different ways he managed to use the words "referee, blind, are, you, offside, feeding, away ref, squint, your a bloody joke ref," The man was a rugby genius, but remember mate...its only a game.......its only a game...its only a game.......

    Match Report


    ANNAN V WIGTON
    SATURDAY AUGUST 28TH 1999

  • Annan 1st XV win their last pre-season friendly 31-19. The 1st XV record their first victory since Feburary 1999 when they defeated Wigton 31-19. This was the first time that Annan had ever beaten their English neighbours. The Annan 2nd XV were thumped by Carlisle though.....oh well you can't have everything....

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    SATURDAY 21ST AUGUST 1999

  • Both Annan Teams are beaten in their respective touraments. The Annan 1st XV travelled to Aspatria to play in a 15 a side Tournament at the Cumbrian club. Annan played 3 games in their group, losing all 3. I was not there but I heard that Annan played some good rugby and this tournament has some class sides. The Annan squad that travelled to Moffat, hosting a 10's tourament, reached the SEMI-FINAL!!!!! - having won their only other game. The Annan strip did reach the final though....with Stewartry wearing the amber and black of Annan to avoid a colour clash with their opponents. So in a way....Annan made the final, and 10 more men have the honour of saying they played in Annan colours................

    ANNAN V MARLOW
    FRIDAY 20TH AUGUST 1999

  • Annan are beaten 24-20 by London team, Marlow RFC. The first real game for Annan after the great day out last Saturday against the Scottish Legends. Marlow RFC on tour from darkest London had the better of the first half, their backs making a mockery of the Annan cover defence, scoring 3 tries and a conversion. Annan started to get back into the game late in the first half scoring a great try in the corner after a brilliant piece of running by Andy Render. In the second half the Annan backs found their game and Annan scored 3 further tries. In the dying minutes Annan almost scored the winner but it was not to be. Final Score at Violetbank Stadium!! - Annan 20 v Marlow 24.Funniest sight of the evening, seeing Ian "Grumpy" Gilmour doing a mad dance and run, trying to get away from a wasp.....I found it funny anyway...

    Match Report


    OPENING OF VIOLETBANK
    13TH-14TH AUGUST 1999

  • A fantastic weekend in which Annan celebrated its 30th Birthday AND opened its new ground at Violetbank. Full details of this great day can be found by going HERE. I also hear that on the Saturday night a Full Monty was conducted on the Victoria Hall Stage by a few of the Scottish Legends and Annan players. I was going to put up some pictures of the said incident....but going on last years Newspaper coverage of this page....I'd better not!!!!!. Instead here are some plates of sausages to look at...

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