Biggar 62

West of Scotland 10

Al Stewart at Hartree Mill

BIGGAR swarmed over a weakened West on Saturday to record more than 60 points for the third time this League campaign.

This win lifts Biggar to fourth spot in the table.

West had a marginally better record going into this match having most recently accounted for Dumfries while Biggar with 0 from 3 were desperately looking for what this season is a rare home win.

Playing away from the clubhouse Biggar opened their account with a penalty from Carne Green after just two minutes.

This set the tone for the much of the rest of the match with Biggar enjoying a barrow-load of possession and territory.

In the first quarter Biggar scored tries from Ewan Stewart - the hooker rounding off a sparkling move begun deep in the Biggar half - and Callum Braid with a terrific pick and go.

Both tries were converted by Green.

Aside from the restarts after Biggar scores, almost 20 minutes had elapsed before West managed to get the ball into the Biggar 22.

Warnock scored a third for the home team.

And then a brilliant combination of support and good passing between Green and Euan Sanderson should have seen the latter claim Biggar’s fourth try but the ball just eluded the flanker with the line in his sights.

West hit back following a Green clearance and an opportune step by fullback Mark Sim who saw a gap on the wing. He burst past Alistair Sinclair to score the try.

This heralded a slightly better phase for West who saw more of the ball as Biggar struggled to maintain their earlier control.

With half time approaching Biggar needed another score and this they duly got.

Jardine taking ball on the West 22 before stepping his way through the cover to cross under the posts for the all-important bonus point try, which was then converted by Green.

The kick off took play back to the Biggar half but an electric breakout started by Sanderson saw play quickly transferred the length of the pitch.

Bradford was taken high and from the resultant kick to touch lineout ball won by Sanderson paved the way for Nimmo to make a charge for the line. West’s Thomson made the tackle and while Nimmo was over the line the ball was held up.

With injuries besetting the West pack the decision was taken to make scrums uncontested.

Biggar had an early opportunity in the second half to add to their tally a great breakout off a weak West clearance. Nimmo took the ball on further and found Sanderson with the offload, but a fortuitous tap tackle put him to the ground with the ball squirting frustratingly from his grasp.

The position was maintained however as Campbell charged down the West clearance.

Moffat popped the ball to Bradford who stepped his way to the West line.

Green’s conversion took the Biggar total to 38-5.

West claimed a try initiated from a well-controlled driven line out. Ball was passed right and then back left and Thomson all but made the line before stand off Fisken picked up to cross at the corner.

Green dropped a neat goal from some 30 metres to take Biggar’s total to 41.

Some excellent interplay between Peacock, Reive, Warnock and Nimmo saw the latter cross from 10 metres despite the attentions of the cover defence.

Green added the conversion as well as another from Andrew Orr's try just a few minutes later.

Having taken the restart Biggar mounted another attack immediately with Andrew Peacock setting off upfield for some 20 metres before feeding Sanderson. The flanker then passed inside to Stewart who sprinted clear for his second try.

Green’s 22 point tally took him beyond the 100 point mark for Biggar this season.

Biggar: A. Nimmo, E. Stewart, D. O’Connell, J. Orr, A. Warnock, C. Braid, E. Sanderson, S. Campbell, D. Reive, C. Green, A. Sinclair, R. Moffat, R. Lavery, R. Bradford, A. Jardine Reps: A. Orr, A. Peacock, G. Stewart, E. Bogle.