The Blues completed their season with a trip to the Borders to play Peebles in a previously often postponed fixture.  With league safety guaranteed for both sides and a bright sunny day on the banks of the Tweed things looked promising for an entertaining afternoon.

The Kirkcaldy lineup was yet again not at full strength due to injuries and unavailability thanks to wedding season!

 

The bus load of supporters who travelled with the Blues were slightly disheartened as after an even start during the first few exchanges - the home side went ahead by two tries - boldly described as halfway to the bonus point by @PeeblesRugby on twitter!  

Their optimism was, however, short lived as Dayle Turner got on the scoresheet for Craig Letham to convert and the same duo doing the business once more saw the Blues take a 12-14 lead at half time.  The referee chose to yellow card the try scoring Turner shortly before half time so the Blues were to start the second half a man short.

 

The second half began as so many others have this season with the Blues conceding an early try but they rallied and applied more pressure.  The home defence cracked and a yellow card for persistent infringements saw the Blues gain a man advantage.  They were ruthless.  Connor Wood scored after the forwards hammered on the door and then Dayle Turner scampered over for his hat trick pushing the Blues into a 19-26 lead.

Rhys Bonner who had terrorised the home defence all afternoon took a sore one and had to leave the field - his shift done.

The home side rallied when back to full strength - obviously eager not to disappoint their home crowd who had been noisy and silenced in equal measure.  A converted try tied the scores and despite an extra 10 minutes of play - neither side could get the decisive score.  A grand day out in the sun and undoubtedly more enjoyable than watching 7s rugby. 

 

Special mention to coach Quintin Sanft who once more took a sip of his elixir of youth to play 80 minutes at scrum half - rumour has it he’ll be playing for the Under 18s next season! 

 

Final Score 26-26

 

A strange season has ended, ravaged by injuries and COVID - a hard shift for a lot of players - some playing out of position to cover injuries and absences, youngsters thrown in at the deep end of senior rugby for the same reasons.

A couple of months rest then we go again for pre season

Still the premier rugby club in Fife though!

#MonBlues

 

Fife Trophy Centre MotM Points

 

3Dayle Turner

2Rhys Bonner

1Owen Bonner

2nd XV out-muscled in Kinross
2's on the backfoot against a strong Kinross pack...
4 comments
Ken Dunn
Ken Dunn
Thursday 28th April 2022

Sorry I couldn't get to your Peebles game but glad to see a win closing the season, with Mr Sanft onfield ensuring the team did their best?! Best wishes for next season from the wandering orange brown jacketed photographer.

Ken Dunn
Ken Dunn
Thursday 28th April 2022

Sorry I couldn't get to your Peebles game but glad to see a win closing the season, with Mr Sanft onfield ensuring the team did their best?! Best wishes for next season from the wandering orange brown jacketed photographer.

Ken Dunn
Ken Dunn
Thursday 28th April 2022

Sorry I couldn't get to your Peebles game but glad to see a win closing the season, with Mr Sanft onfield ensuring the team did their best?! Best wishes for next season from the wandering orange brown jacketed photographer.

Ken Dunn
Ken Dunn
Thursday 28th April 2022

Sorry I couldn't get to your Peebles game but glad to see a win closing the season, with Mr Sanft onfield ensuring the team did their best?! Best wishes for next season from the wandering orange brown jacketed photographer.

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