League game @ Dalziel Park, 22/9/12 - Match photos
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Dalziel welcomed Ardrossan to a cold, but sunny Dalziel Park. Having lost their previous game, the home side were out to return to winning ways, but were facing a strong Ardrossan team who had beaten league leaders GHA in their last game.
Dalziel started the game strongly, pushing Ardrossan back into their half, and were rewarded with an early penalty attempt for Andy Scott. Unfortunately, the shot was wide and the chance to open the scoring was lost. Ardrossan regrouped and pushed up the pitch where they were awarded two penalties in quick succession, both converted by Allan Wilson to give them a 6-0 lead.
Ardrossan now had the upper hand, and were punishing any Dalziel mistakes. Anthony Flint found space out wide to score in the corner. Wilson converted to extend his side's lead to 13 points.
Dalziel struggled to get back into the game, but were awarded another penalty, which Scott converted to bring the score back to 13-3. Unfortunately, this reprieve was short lived as Derek McMillan was yellow carded for using his hands in a ruck. Immediately, Ardrossan exploited the overlap, as Wilson put in a telling cross field kick which was gathered by Callum McKechnie to score.
However, Dalziel were not to be put down by the man disadvantage, and following a line out close to the Ardrossan line, the ball was fed out to Kris Watters to gallop in and reduce the deficit to 10 points at 18-8.
Shortly before half time, Flint crossed the whitewash again to register his second score and took the half time score to 23-8.
The second half was an uninspiring affair by both teams, with only a later penalty from Wilson and try by John Young adding to the scoring, the game finishing 31-8 to Ardrossan.
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Ball Sponsored by:
Darren Hay, Stephen Baird, George Sloan, Kris Watters, Grant Clark, Gavin Armstrong, Crawford Reid, Craig Simmonds, Andy McLaren, Andy Scott, Scott Johnstone, Grant McCallum, Ross Westwood, Derek McMillan, Lee McWhinnie
Subs: Mark Richardson, Grant Stewart, John Phillips, John Harris
Tries: Kris Watters
Penalties: Andy Scott
Yellow Cards: Derek McMillan
Man of the Match: Grant Clark
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