Biggar 27 - 14 Watsonians: South Lanarkshire side emerge with the spoils in entertaining game

Having beaten Stewart’s Melville last week this latest triumph seals Biggar’s place as Edinburgh Regional Cup pool winners, writes Al Stewart.

This was an enthralling contest played by two teams determined not to let the wind and driving rain spoil the day. Biggar threw the ball about as much as they could in the conditions although inevitably errors cost them territory and points, Watsonians pouncing for two tries, scrum half Brian Walls converting both, the first from former Biggar man Douglas Brown, the second from Tom Hart.

Biggar replied with a try from Joe Scheres right on half time, the Kiwi delighted as this was witnessed by his family who are “on tour”.

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The second half saw the rain ease but there was no let-up on the pitch. Biggar’s Craig Parker kicked an early penalty and then was on target with conversions to tries scored by Suti Faamausli and Josh Harvey.

With the game finely balanced at 22-14, Watsonians enjoyed a period of intense pressure but with no reward. The deciding try from Parker, which saw the wee winger loop around the Watsonian defence, was a fitting end to a hugely entertaining match.