Renfrew left it too late to take anything but a bnus point from this match, but certainly gave Hyndland a fright in the final quarter.
Choosing to play into the wind in the first half, and chase the game in the second, frew wet into the break having conceded 3 tries – 2 converted – and one penalty, giving the visitors a 0-22 lead. But with a strong wind in their favour in the second period ‘frew were confident of getting bac into the game.
But it was to prove hard work and Hyndland continued to pressure the home defence. It was not until around only 20 minutes were left that ‘frew finally got camped in the Hyndalnd half. Wth only 15 left and ‘frew down to 14 men following a yellow card for Stuart Ross, 2nd Row Ross Armstrong crossed the line but a Hyndland hand got under he touch down meaning a 5 yard scrum. Scrum half and captain Riche Brown picked up from there and made the short dash over to start the frew comeback. The conversion was missed.
‘frew contined to pressure and a mazy run by winger Gordon Martin as stopped justshort of the line, but he managed to pop up to supporing centre Jamie Rice who crossed from short range to grab his first try of the match.
Hyndland were a bit shaken, and conceded again almost immediately from the kick off. This time it was winger Ian Macleod on the opposite side who powered his way through after starting his run on the half way line.
That put ‘frew within 7 points with only 2 minutes left, and when Armstrong received the restart kick and made a strong advance I looked as if an amazing comeback could be on the cards, but Hyndalnd knew what tey had to do t play the game out, so it ended 2-15 to the visitors.
Next week Renfrew make the long trip to Mull.
1 Simon Brown; 2 Graeme Smillie; 3 Stuart Ross; 4 Sandy Thomson; 5 Ross Armstrong; 6 Kenny Hamilton; 7 Rab Wilson; 8 Gary Moody; 9 Seamy Brennan; 10 Alex Turtan; 11 Gordon Martin; 12 Iain Waterson; 13 Jamie Rice; 14 Ian Macleod; 15 Alan Williamson; 16 Andy McDade; 17 Ross McNeil.