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ANNAN v KILMARNOCK
BT WEST RESERVE DIVISION 2
2ND SEPTEMBER 2017
LAST GASP WIN FOR THE LADS!
Match Report by: Dennis Ryan
Annan 2nd XV took to the pitch for their opening game of the season at home to Kilmarnock XV.
It was a lively first few minutes from both teams with no score until around 15 minutes into the game. Kilmarnock struck through their heavy forward line scoring the opening try which was duly converted to put the home team 7 behind.
From the kick off Annan battered at the visitors line for a sustained 15 minutes and were eventually rewarded with a try from prop Ronnie Martin with Andy Alison missing the conversion.
On the restart Annan applied the pressure again leading to a try from Andy Alison, again unconverted.
With little time to the break Annan dropped their guard as the visitors 15 went on a lengthy run through four missed tackle scoring in the corner. With no conversion, the half time whistle blew with the score at 10-12.
The second half was as lively as the first with both teams having solid defenses but again the visitors taking the initiative through their forwards and scoring an unconverted try.
The latest score seemed to spring Annan into action and some superb ball handling through the forwards and backs ended in a try for winger James Kirby again unconverted. Time was fast running out and Annan were trailing by 2 points 15-17.
The Annan team surged for one last attack which was thwarted by Kilmarnock but illegally giving Andy Alison a last minute opportunity to take the game which he did as the whistle blew 18-17.
Annan 2nd XV Squad: R Martin, S Livingston, R Brown, J Graham, A Carlyle, C Smith, G Lynch, D Ferguson, J Kirby, A Allison, P Schooler, G Graham, W Gray, l Trussler, M Neeley