Lanark topple Hyndland in thrilling encounter
Lanark occupy fifth place in the West Division Three table
Lanark claimed a 46-33 win against Hyndland in an entertaining game at the Racecourse last Saturday.
Lanark took the honours with seven tries, an Iain Hughes penalty and three conversions to Hyndland’s five tries and four conversions.
The visitors made the running in the early stages and were ahead by 14-8 at the end of the first quarter, Lanark’s points coming from a Jonny O’Neil try and a penalty.
However things changed when Steve McKeown claimed the next with a brilliant solo effort from the half way line followed shortly by one from Drew Jardine to make the score 20-14 at the turn around.
Lanark’s forwards were causing havoc at the set scrums frequently driving Hyndland off the ball. The next score came with Lanark’s forwards camped on the visitor’s line but it took several shots before referee Stu Wise was convinced a grounding had been made with David Masters getting the credit.
From then on honours were shared with tries alternating three to each side with Nic Humphries who had a field day at stand-off claiming two and Callum Grant the other for Lanark.
It was an encouraging day for Lanark with plenty of talent on show. Unfortunately not all are going to be regularly available and there is at the moment a decided lack of back up players immediately available, but the Royal Burgh side can take a lot of confidence from a strong result.