The 1st XV get their 1st home win of the season as they beat Strathendrick 27-17 at Violetbank. It was a scrappy match with the Annan lads trying to play a high tempo match but too often a knock on or a missed move kept the score down.
Annan scored 4 great tries though with Strathendrick keeping themselves in the hunt though through the boot and a solitary try.
The Annan tries came from Neal Coupland (2). a first try for the 1st XV for Winger James Park and another try from Mens Scottish Rugby’s try of the month winner Ryan Hetherington
The lads after the match
Always good to get a 5 point win though and it keeps Annan a few more points off the bottom of the table. The lads now have another home match on Saturday when they host 3rd placed Lenzie.
Then the following Saturday, the big match of the season when they travel to Stewartry for the 2nd leg of the Chisholm Cup
It was always going to be a tough match verus league leaders Heriots Blues Ladies and made even more so when the Warriors had to play a large portion of the match with 14 player. And injury and no subs to take over.
Heriots ran in tries throughout the match but the Warriors did score thanks to a try from Womens Scottish Rugby’s try of the month winner Chelsea Barnes.
The Warriors now have a long journey on Sunday as they travel to Oban Lorne Ladies in their penultimate match of the season,