Match Report from: STEVE JANCEY
Despite many last minute call offs Annan eventually managed to gather a squad of 18 for a friendly fixture against Kelso Sharks.
Kelso scored first after an Annan mistake led to an easy try. Annan fought back with a penalty by Finley McCartney but were eventually trailing 26-3 at half time.
The second half was as fierce as the first and eventually Annan wing forward Murdo Bruton went over for a try. Converted by Jordan Paterson to make the full time score – Annan 10 Kelso Sharks 57.
This was a hard fought encounter with father and son Tam and Max Thorburn playing well together 42 years after Tam had first encountered Kelso in 1980. Well played to all concerned.
Pick of the forwards (Capt ) Keiran Watret,John Mackay,Tam Thorburn,Thomas Martindale and Kyle Bell.
Pick of the backs Simon Dix, Max Thorburn and John Glendinning.
Many thanks to all of the backroom rugby club members who helped put this unscheduled fixture together.
Next weekend Annan Second team are back on league duties with an away match to Allan Glens.
The senior men train every Tuesday and Thursday, 7pm start up at Violetbank. New players always welcome
Annan Squad: 1) Craig Bell 2) John Mackay 3) Ben Sweeney 4) Thomas Martindale 5) Tam Thorburn 6) Kyle Bell 7) Josh Cairns 8) Keiran Watret(C) 9) Simon Dix 10) Lex Stevenson 11) Max Thorburn 12) Murdo Bruton 13) John Glendinning 14) Finley MaCartney 15) Keiran Johnston 16) Jordan Paterson 17) Kyle McRoberts
Photos thanks to Micky Morrison and Heather Allam can be found on Facebook.
Match was not filmed