Peterhead RFC throw away a win

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Peterhead RFC threw away a game that was there for the taking for the second week in a row as they travelled to face Gordonians 2nds on Saturday.

The Blue Toon lost out 27-19 to the Aberdeen-based side in one of their worst defensive displays of the season.

Peterhead started the game strongly pinning back the home side and captain Daniel Smith crossed for their first try after some good pressure.

From the line-out the Peterhead forwards set up the maul and rumbled up the pitch. Scrum-half Stuart Hollis shipped the ball to fly-half Smith who ran between his opposite number and the Gordonians 12 before sidestepping the full back to score under the posts.

Winger Stephen Mckee stepped up to slot the conversion.

Minutes later and Gordonians were level however. Some below-par defence from the visitors saw the home team go over in the corner for the try which was well converted.

Peterhead were again lacking minutes later as they let in a very similar try. This time a failed clearance kick went straight into the arms of the opposition who again went over in the corner. The conversion was missed to leave the score at 12-7.

Gordoians again increased their lead before Peterhead would score again, another try in the opposite corner taking it to 17-7.

Both teams would score again before the half-time break. Stephen Mckee picked up the ball from a 22 drop-out and stepped the opposition winger before out running their 13 and diving over for the try.

Peterhead’s recent defensive frailties show again before the break though as Gordonians scored another unconverted try to take the board to 22-12 at the whistle.

The second half saw only two tries.

Gordonians scored early on to take it to 27-12.

For Peterhead it was the reliable Smith who again got his team the points with some great work, again breaking the opposition line to go over. Mckee converted to take the score to 27-19.