Angus Colts 12 v 24 Clacks
Clacks travelled to Carnoustie to play Angus Colts in a rearranged league fixture as the previous 2 encounters fell foul to the weather. It was double points up for grabs.
The match was scoreless up to the 22nd minute up to this point Angus were consistently offside and one player in particular got penalised 3 times for high tackles. Angus charged down a clacks kick that would have set the Clacks runner free to score but unfortunately it was the wrong call and Angus scored between the posts and converted. Clacks were continually hampered by poor refereeing decisions which allowed Angus too continually go over the top and in the sides of rucks. Clacks responded to this slip by scoring immediately from the kick off to level the match at 7 each at half time. The second half Clacks had the strong cold wind behind them and used this to pin the home team into their own 22 line for the best part of the match. As in the first half Clacks could not get any continuity in their play as the Angus boys were off their feet continually at the break down areas. Clacks continued to push and eventually scored out wide. This score was levelled again by the Angus boys from the kick off to take them within 2 points of Clacks. That was the last threat from the Angus boys as Clacks run in another 2 unanswered tries to post a score of 24 v 12. The boys learned again that referees are volunteers and they have to be respected regardless of the decisions, and secondly you can sport a full beard and moustache and be 14 years old. These are all obstacles that have to be overcome, and there is no point in playing one fixture for double league points when the kids need as much game time as possible to hone their skills.
Next week Clacks have to play either Dunfermline or Dundee at Tillicoultry with a 1pm Kick Off.