WHITECRAIGS 14 KIRKCALDY 41
At a venue where they had never previously won, the Blues turned in their best all round performance of the season to take full points and reclaim top position in the National 2 table. From the time that Dayle Turner opened the scoring before a minute had been played Kirkcaldy held the upper hand for lengthy periods. Nevertheless Whitecraigs had possession for significant passages of the game but found a demanding Kirkcaldy defence whose unrelenting tackling and covering kept their hosts pointless until after half time.
In past years Kirkcaldy have been less than adept at regaining kick-offs and re starts but this game began in startling fashion. Whitecraigs immediately infringed. Rather than go for goal or kick for touch, Gavin McKenzie tapped and off went the pack driving their opponents to the line allowing Turner to crash through. Craig Letham failed to add the extra points.
Spearheaded by Rhys Bonner the Blues maintained this aggressive approach stretching the Glasgow side at very opportunity but when necessary showing steel in defence After several minutes of threatening Whitecraigs attacking ploys Kirkcaldy swept into counter-attacking mode, Solid work by Owen Bonner in his own half produced the ammunition for winger James Barclay to race away for a try converted by Finlay Smith.