The 2nds made the short trip along the coast to Anstruther to play Waid FP’s in what turned out to be a tight but enthralling game. The weather dictated that it was never going to be a good day to be a winger and a hard days graft for the forwards.
Kirkcaldy started at a blast with Mitchell burrowing over for a try after barely 3 minutes played. Ex Waid pupil Wilson was next to score for the Blues and with Littlejohn adding the extras 12 v 0 after 10 mins.
Waid upped their game and with the aide of a few missed tackles were next to score.
The game was being dominated by the 2 packs with Mitchell doing a great job at stealing ball from the opposition. Wilson scored again before Waid closed the gap again to make the half time score Waid 10 v 17 kirkcaldy 2xv.
The Blues 2s were caught napping from the restart. Waid took the ball and after a good break by their centre scored the first points of the second half. Although the touch judges disagreed about the validity of the conversion, the referee gave it so that’s all that matters, Scores tied at 17 each.
Kirkcaldy responded well and from another forward platform Wilson crashed over for his 3rd of the day and his teams bonus point try. He could have had another but unfortunately the ball just slipped from his grasp.
Waid’s no.8 was also having a strong game and it was from one of his charges that was just held up, although Kirkcaldy turned the ball over the clearing kick was charged down for an easy score to the home side. The conversion put Waid in front for the first time.
15 minutes to go and the 2s were looking a bit ragged. Although trying really hard, the conditions were stopping the normal flow and expansive game the 2s like to play.
Probably for only the 3rd time in the game Porter managed to get his hands on the ball and from an interception he managed to get inside Waids 22, the homeside infringed and from the resulting penalty Wilson again finished off to make the final score Waid 24 v 27 Kirkcaldy 2xv.
With many players out of position, a few returning after injuries and work commitments combined with treacherous conditions and good strong opponents this was a tremendous bonus point victory which keeps the pressure on Dundee Uni.