Biggar 49

Preston Lodge 0

Al Stewart

at Hartree Mill

ON a bright cold Saturday, Biggar 1STXV made it nine from nine in the National Division 2 to extend their lead at the top of the table.

The scoring began within the first 10 minutes of play when Andrew Peacock crossed the line in the corner following some clever play from a line out on Preston Lodge 22.

Following shortly after Rowan Stewart started his scoring for the game with a similar try in the same corner.

Matthew Stewart unfortunately missed out on both of the conversions.

Within 20 minutes Ross Bradford made it 15-0 after receiving a pass from James Barr to go over the whitewash.

A further penalty before the break gave the hosts an 18-0 lead as the teams turned around.

Matthew Stewart got his first conversion of the game after Rowan Stewart broke through several tackles to get his second try.

With little possession the visitors struggled to string attacks together allowing Biggar to play open and expansive rugby which allowed their lead to continually increase.

The fifth try of the game, potentially the most memorable, came from a kick and chase from Ryan Moffat who then offloaded to Jamie Orr to score under the posts.

At this point changes started to happen and Douglas Notman was exchanged for Lewis Stewart.

Rowan Stewart completed his hat-trick after a well constructed counter attack came from Robbie Lavery and Ross Bradford who allowed the 18 year old to continue his own scoring record.

Again changes were made as Robbie Orr, Gregor Stewart and Paul Davidson all got their run off the bench during the second half of the second half.

Rowan Stewart then made it four tries for the afternoon as he went under the posts after a crisp backs move from a scrum in front of the clubhouse.

To conclude the scoring Matthew Stewart got his own try after Robbie Orr made a clever dummy on the blind side to allow the lead to be secured at 49-0.

It was a very convincing and comfortable win for the hosts who continue to impress their fans.

A special mention should go to Man of the Match Jamie Orr and the three sets of brothers who all played together for the first time - Jamie and Robbie Orr, twins Matthew and Lewis Stewart and brothers Gregor and Rowan Stewart.

Biggar look to continue their form as the head away to GHK on Saturday.

Biggar: D. Voas, C. Mulligan, F. Carossi, A. Lyon, A. Peacock, D. Notman, E. Sanderson(c), J Orr, I. Renwick, J. Barr, R. Stewart, R. Moffatt, M. Stewart, R. Bradford & R. Lavery. Reps: P. Davidson, L. Stewart, G. Stewart, R. Orr