Biggar Rugby Club’s encouraging start to the season continued with a resounding 67-0 success at Aberdeenshire on Saturday.
The Hartreemill side sit fourth in BT National League Division 2 after making it three league wins from their first four this season with 11 tries and six conversions at the bottom club, writes Alistair Stewart.
Biggar’s biggest league win for many years began with Ross Bradford cruising over for the first try.
Carne Green was off target with this conversion he made amends with the next, this after Moffit had side-stepped the cover defence to score.
But Moffit left the field shortly afterwards with a head knock, when he was replaced by Gregor Stewart.
A fine passing move set up Alistair Sinclair for the next try, followed by Bradford’s second after a quick tap penalty.
Nimmo then scored to give Biggar a 31-0 half-time lead.
Tries after the break came from Donald Voas then Kelly, the young prop seeing his feat matched by the other debutant Bogle.
The winger/fullback was just off target with his conversion attempt but had better fortune from his next attempt, this to Bradford’s hat-trick score.
With coach David Wilson ringing the changes, Sinclair nabbed his second and then at the death, his third to round off the day.
After the huge disappointment that saw the side throw their lead away against Peebles the previous week, this was the only possible response for Biggar and so it was very much a case of ‘mission accomplished’.
Errors there were without doubt and on another day these might have proved costly but the accumulatuion of 60+ points is not to be sniffed at and something very few Biggar sides have ever managed.
Things will be very different this coming week when Dumfries Saints, promoted from National 3 last year and currently unbeaten, come to Hartreemill.
This will be a massive test for both sides and rekindles another of those ‘derby’ matches between the two clubs, kick-off 3pm.