West of Scotland 12

Peebles 36

Allan Beveridge at Burnbrae

PEEBLES returned to league action on Saturday with another bonus-point victory.

And they had the job done before half time leaving a few supporters with a sneaky eye on a top two finish.

Peebles started well despite the muddy, wet surface.

From the first scrum after three minutes, the Peebles pack pushed their counterparts back a good ten metres - winning a penalty in the process.

In fact, it wasn't until injury time that West actually won a scrum.

Peebles' first try came after five minutes and followed sustained pressure by the pack.

From a ruck Donald Anderson broke on the blind side to feed Ross Brown to go over in the corner.

The second score followed on the quarter hour with Donald Anderson taking a crash ball from Greg Raeburn to go in under the posts.

Raeburn's conversion stretched the lead to 12-0.

The strong wind made lineouts for both teams difficult, but the scrums were as one-sided as could be imagined.

And the pack's upper-hand led to Roddy Guiney touching down during a push-over scrum five.

Just after the half hour full back Murray Johnston secured the bonus point try when he finished off a great handling move, which involved Connor Blyth, Donald Anderson and Callum Anderson.

Raeburn's conversion took the score to 26-0.

Scott Stoddart twice went close to adding to the try tally before half time but good covering defence denied the winger.

Playing into the strong wind in the second half, Peebles seemed to take their foot off the pedal.

But Guiney still went in for a fifth try.

And with ten minutes remaining Raeburn scored after another successful scrum allowed Guiney and Donald Anderson to create the space.

West scored two late consolation tries to make the scoreline more respectable.

Peebles take a break from league action this week - instead heading for Valleys to play a friendly ahead of the Scotland-v-Wales international.

And as the half wore on the Glasgow side grew in confidence.