BOROUGHMUIR’S hopes of maintaining a presence in the BT Premiership next season were given a major boost as they outplayed Stirling on their own ground, writes Martin Laing at Bridgehaugh.
The win was sweet revenge for the narrow defeat at Meggetland back in October. In truth, though, both sides appeared to be the victims of festive bacchanalia, so littered with unforced errors was open play.
Stirling opened the scoring early on via the boot of Shaun Treweek but it was the visitors who looked the more likely. An inept kick gifted Boroughmuir possession and lamentable defence allowed Jordan Edmunds to scamper through three missed tackles for the opening try that David Reekie converted.
After the break, Chris Laidlaw, on for Reekie, kicked Muir further ahead before an unconverted Nick Grigg try reduced the deficit.
County were better after the interval, but their inability to retain possession cost them. Indeed, it was Laidlaw who capitalised on a Stirling infringement to add another three points and leave County with too big a gap to span, though an Adam Nicol try at the death converted by Jonny Hope earned Stirling a losing bonus point.