Strathie left to rue missed opportunities

Strathmore in action on Saturday.
Strathmore in action on Saturday.

Strathmore hosted league leaders Perthshire in an entertaining game down at Inchmacoble, Forfar on Saturday afternoon in front of a large home crowd.

Perthshire missed the opportunity to take an early lead in the game after the referee awarded them a couple of penalties for Strathie players not rolling away, however Perthshire failed to score them and it was Strathmore who put the first points on the board.

Try scorer for Strathmore was scrum half Connor Blackmore after good work from the forwards. Perthshire then showed why they are league leaders and ran in a couple of tries in quick succession to lead before half time.

In the second half the game was fairly even for long spells, a couple of penalties from the trusted boot of Stewart Ross brought it back to within only a converted try the difference; however it never came for the Inchmacoble boys despite good pressure.

Club Captain Stuart Gray said: “Despite showing plenty of heart Strathmore were beaten at the breakdown and set piece by a sharper Perthshire pack showing why the city team are an ex-prem 3 side and currently top of the league.”

Strathmore’s man of the match was Connor Blackmore.

Strathmore first XV are away to Dunfermline this coming Saturday with the second XV at home to Dundee Medics with a 2 p.m. kick off.