FOR FRIDAY 28TH, SATURDAY 29TH & SUNDAY 30TH JANUARY 2022
THIS WEEKEND AT ANNAN RUGBY
This weekend sees a large percentage of the teams in action.
On Friday evening the Warriors are off to the Sirens for a Derby match. On Saturday we have the 1st and 2nd XV’s on the road while the U18 Boys host Cumnock at Violetbank. While on Sunday, the U14 Boys host various teams at Violetbank. the U16 Girls are away to Wigtownshire in the Bowl taking on numerous teams and finally the P1-P7 Tigers away to Biggar
Whatever match or matches you can get to this weekend, your support is most appreciated as always by all the players.
WARRIORS IN DERBY CLASH AT STEWARTRY
STOP PRESS: Unfortunately this match has been cancelled and the Sirens have been awarded the points.
Due to injury, covid isolation and unavailable players, only 11 Warriors were available for this match.
On Friday, under the new Greenlaw floodlights, the Warriors take on hosts Stewartry.
The Warriors will be wanting to continue the form of last week when they ran in 7 tries past Ayr Ladies easing any relegation worries while the Sirens still have an outside chance winning National 1 so can not afford any slip ups.
Like all recent Stewartry v Annan clashes over the past couple of seasons, the Sirens have the upper hand over the Warriors but the Warriors will be trying their best to break the Stewartry sides current dominance over the senior Annan sides.
Kick Off: 7.30pm
Starting XV: TBC
1ST AND 2ND XV BOTH ON THE ROAD
STOP PRESS: The 1st XV went down to a heavy defeat at a windy Garnock 56-5. The only highlight being a try from a returning Willix.
The 2nd XV also lost, 45-22 to Cumnock. It was 33-7 at half time, so the lads won the 2nd half 15-12. In my mind, each team won a half – so a draw! Annan tries coming from Mark Walker-Jones (2), Skipper Ben Conroy and Scott Muir.
On Saturday the 1st XV are away to Garnock while the 2nd XV are travelling to Cumnock.
Both teams will be wanting to continue their recent form but it will be a tough ask at promotion chasing Garnock and Cumnock away is never an easy match.
For the 1st XV, they have also never won at Garnock in the league with only 1 shield win to show for their 8 trips to Lochshore since 2007, and their last trip their in 2020 is one to forget!
But when the teams met earlier on in the season at Violetbank it was a fairly competitive match and it’s about time the Annan had another win in Garnock!
The 2nd XV have fared better at Cumnock over the years and won their match at Violetbank earlier this season so will be hoping to travel down the road with some points in the bag.
Its hopeful that both teams will have full squads with players returning from injury and covid isolation.
Kick offs: 2pm
1st XV squad: 1) R Glass, 2) K Warrick, 3) K Watret, 4) D Robson, 5) F Hope, 6) C Taylor, 7) H Houldey, 8) S Haren (VC), 9) A Carmichael, 10) J Whiteside, 11) J Kirby, 12) A Jancey (Capt), 13) R Hetherington, 14) E Haley, 15) Bigham, 16) A Craik, 17) C Smith, 18) D Smith, 19) J Park.
2nd XV squad: 1) M Crombie, 2) M Forbes, 3) D King, 4) Craig Bell Snr, 5) C Irving, 6) E Campbell, 7) J Graham, 8) M Walker-Jones, 9) G Forrest, 10) R Barlow, 11) S Muir, 12) D Ferguson, 13) C Wilson, 14) B Conroy (Capt), 15) J Ogilvie, 16) C Bell Jnr, 17) A Wilson, 18) J J McKay, 19) T Martindale, 20) I Thorburn, 21) R Whiteside
YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION OVER THE WEEKEND
STOP PRESS: The U18 lads had a great tussle up at Violetbank, but eventually lost 15-10 to Cumnock. The 2 Annan tries coming from Chris Brown. Well played lads. Match Report and Highlights now online
STOP PRESS: From Coach Billy “At Wigtownshire today and played Galloway A, Galloway B and Ayr. Results were: Played 3, Won 3. We’re happy! “ – Match Report now online
STOP PRESS: The U14 Boys Rugby Festival was won by the combined Newton Stewartry/Stewartry team. 6 matches played in all with Annan scoring 5 tries and the combined Moffat/Wigtownshire team als scoring 5. Great rugby on show. – Match Report and Highlights now online
On Saturday, while the 2nd XV are away to Cumnock, Cumnocks U18 Boys are travelling down to Violetbank to take on Annan U18 Boys.
The U18 Boys, with increased player numbers are slowly getting to a full XV and hopefully on Saturday it will be one step closer to that. Kick off up at Violetbank is 2pm
While on Sunday there is feast of rugby for 5 Annan squads.
At Violetbank, the U14 Boys will be hosting a rugby tournament with teams from around the region starting at 12pm.
The U16 Girls are on the road to Wigtownshire in the first round of the SRU Bowl. They will take on teams from Greenock, Ayr and the hosts. All starting at 11.30am
While the 3 P1-7 squads are off for a rugby tournament at Biggar. Parents and players to meet at 10,30m for a 11am start.