Queensferry 39

Walkerburn 5

Colin McCudden at Dundas Avenue

WALKERBURN travelled north to Queensferry on Saturday optimistic that they could do well in this League/Bowl double header against familiar opponents.

The game took place on a pitch that is well known for retaining water and the going was definitely soft, not ideal for the Burn's dynamic attacking game.

Ferry started with early pressure from the off.

Some heroic defence over multiple stages from the lads in black and red was eventually exhausted and the opening try was scored by Queensferry.

This was followed by what turned out to be a rare foray into Ferry territory resulting in a penalty to the Burn.

Stand-off Freeman pushed his kick just wide.

The rest of the half was an attritional battle played mostly with Queensferry having the ball and Walkerburn tackling desperately, but unable to stop a tide that turned into a half time score of Queensferry 24, Walkerburn 0.

Walkerburn managed to get hold of some possession and gain some parity in the second half.

The scrum started to function better and McDonald and Weatherby were busy, while veteran Simon Currie put in a shift to be proud of.

Although the game was lost, Walkerburn played with determination right till the end earning a deserved score.

A sublime pass from centre Sandy Walker put winger Ryan Scott clear and there was no catching him.

Final score was Queensferry 39, Walkerburn 5.

This weekend Walkerburn host Ross High seconds at Caberston Haugh.

If you are looking for entertainment come along to Caberston Haugh where the rugby has never been dull this season.