WEEKEND TEAM NEWS.
For the week and weekend of the 24th February to the 1st Match
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current weather situation, all training is subject to change!
Senior Men/U18 Boys: Wednesday night at Galabank 7.30pm to 9pm
Senior Women/U18 Girls: Wednesday night at Galabank 7.30pm to 9pm
U14-U16 Girls: Tuesday night at Violetbank 6.30pm to 8pm and Thursday night at Brydekirk Village Hall 7pm to 8pm. £1 per person on Thursday – and are boys welcome to attend.
U16 Boys: Tuesday and Thursday nights at Violetbank 6pm to 7.30pm
U14 Boys: Perhaps Thursday nights at Violetbank 6pm to 7.30pm – to be decided
P1-P7 Boys/Girls: Friday night at Galabank 6pm to 7pm.
New players always wanted. Just turn up or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more info. No experience necessary. You all have to start from somewhere!
U18 HORNETS IN ACTION ON WEDNESDAY
STOP PRESS: The Girls did good – beating Wigtownshire Girls. On the Annan players – “Some fantastic performances from the Annan players with Rihanna’s superb rucking, Ellies tremendous trio of tries and Lexies trademark tacking”
On Wednesday, the U18 Hornets are teaming up again with Biggar and Strathaven Girls to face Wigtownshire Girls in their delayed U18 Cup match.
The match is being played at the 4G pitch at Dumfries North West Campus (next to McDonalds) KO: 7.30pm
Players to meet as arranged with their coaches. Best of luck to the Girls.
1ST XV BACK IN ACTION ON SATURDAY
STOP PRESS: Final Score: Strathendrick 12 v Annan 7 – Ah well at least a bonus point, and unless Tag got the scorers the wrong way round – a very rare Haren conversion! Annan Points from: Willix try and a Haren conversion (!)
Full match report – 1st XV: Now Online
After a wee break due to the 6 Nations and the weather, the 1st XV are back in action in a crucial West Division 1 match. The 2nd XV do not have a match this weekend.
The 1st XV’s last match was the 19-13 win over Cambuslang back on the 25th January, and the black and amber will be wanting to continue their winning ways v the 2nd bottom placed club.
It will not be an easy task as Strathendrick are only currently 2nd bottom due to lack of matches played and some unlucky results in the past few matches. At home, Strathendrick do not go down easily and will be wanting to reverse their 27-17 loss back in November at Violetbank.
Both teams know they have to win this game if they want to avoid the relegation spots come the end of the season. For Annan a win is more urgent as matches are starting to run out.
Players to meet at Bank Street at 11am for the 3pm KO.
Starting 1st XV team from: R Glass, N Graham, C Bell, R Hetherington, N Coupland, D Nordon, T Sloan, S Haren, R Armstrong, A Carmichael, A Jancey (Capt), J Bigham, J Kirby, D Wyllie, A Halliday, J Whiteside, J Park, D Ferguson, A Torbett
WARRIORS ON THE ROAD
STOP PRESS: Match postponed. Weather and pitch conditions. Ah, winter rugby!!
The Warriors are also back in action this weekend in the National Plate competition as they take the long journey North to face Oban Lorne Ladies.
With results going the Warriors way last weekend, the Warriors can clinch top spot in Group B if they can get a win against Oban on Sunday.
The teams have met 3 times in the past, but all 3 were back in 2017 so it’s been a few years since the teams have clashed.
The Warriors do have a 2-1 winning record but the 1 loss was back in their only trip to Oban in February that year.
The Warriors have already qualified for the Quarter Finals of the Plate but will be wanting to get back to winning ways after their loss to Kelso in their last match.
Players to meet at Bank Street at 6pm on Saturday for the Sunday 1pm KO.
Starting Warriors XV team from: N Barlow (c), C Barnes, Ashley Clark, E Jardine, J Dalgliesh, M Alexander, M Muir, N Barnes, A McWilliam, L Glendinning, K Warrick, M McGeoch, A Cook,C O’Connell, J Stewart, J McGregor, B Lowery.
THE U14 TIGERS AWAY TO NEWTON STEWART ON SUNDAY
STOP PRESS: Final Score: Newton Stewart 12 v Annan U15 Tigers 51 – Well played lads.
Full match report – U14 Tigers XV: Now Online
The U14 Tigers are off to Newton Stewart on Sunday in their 4th match of 2020.
The lads will be wanting to build on their last 2 wins and keep up their amazing winning record so far this season. KO: 12.30pm
Players to meet at arranged with the coaches
THE U16 HORNETS PLAYERS OFF TO DUMFRIES ON SUNDAY
STOP PRESS: Matches postponed. The weather etc!
The U16 Hornet players are joining up with Biggar and Strathaven Girls to take on Wigtownshire, Stirling and Cartha Girls at Dumfries Rugby Club on Sunday in the SRU National Cup. First match kicks off at 11am.
The U16 Girls will be wanting to get back to their winning ways as they try to get out of the group stages and into the knockout round on the road to Murrayfield.
Players to meet as arranged with the coaches.
P4-P5 TIGERS OFF TO SCOTSTOUN ON SUNDAY
STOP PRESS: Team had a great time.
From Team Manager Heather Tinning: “Well done to players from Annan P4/5 Tigers who played various games at the Glasgow Warriors Mini Rugby Festival on a cold, windy day. At one stage it was very wet and blowing a gale.
Thank you to our hosts for inviting our Tigers today. Also to our Coach Jim Tweedie, and to all Parents for supporting the players. Many thanks to Ed Woodman, our bus driver (a very smooth journey!) A very busy day for the Tigers, ending in a well deserved McDonald’s (or Pizza Hut for some)”
On Sunday players from the P4/5 team will be attending the Glasgow Warriors Mini Rugby Festival at Scotstoun.
Players to meet as arranged with the coaches. Have a great time Tigers!
Best of luck to all the teams and players this weekend. Let’s hope the weather improves and we get to see some rugby!