West thump Wanderers by more than 100 points

West of Scotland vs Murrayfield Wanderers at Burnbrae.
West of Scotland vs Murrayfield Wanderers at Burnbrae.

West 104

Murrayfield Wanderers 0

This twice re-arranged weather dogged game was worth the wait with a fine performance from West breaking the 100 point mark for the first time in living memory.

West started as they meant to go on, with a try from Mark Sim, converted by Blair Smith. Murrayfield were competing in the forwards but West’s backs were given free rein and took full advantage.

Fintan Cuthbertson ran in a try, unconverted and then Jamie McAulay added to the scores shortly afterwards, Blair Smith again converting.

Prop Ali Weir then scored the most memorable try of the day for West’s bonus when he flopped over at short range. Blair Smith again did the honours, as he did again when Mark Sim ran in for his second and West’s fifth try just before half time. The score was 33-0 at the break.

Things did not get any better for Wanderers in the second half with their backs being outclassed. Mark Davis, made his long awaited return from injury and ran in a try just after the break. It was converted by Blair Smith, with Fintan Cuthbertson getting his second unconverted try. Alex Fisken then crossed the whitewash and Blair Smith converted.

Prop Mark Jenkinson added to his season score count, as did Scott Hunter, both converted by Blair Smith. Another try from Mark Jenkinson and one from Tom Grey brought the try count to 12, but West were not finished.

Coach Andy Douglas joined the proceedings in a cameo near the end and Tom Grey scored. Sub Ally Doull touched down, Alex Fisken got his second and Mark Davis also scored his second to finish a 16-try rout, with Blair Smith notching 12 conversions.

West: Peter Davis, Darren Allan, Andy Love, Andrew Kennedy, Mark Jenkinson, James Harley, Jamie McAulay, (c), Tom Grey, Richie Tran, Ross McAulay, Fintan Cuthbertson, Scott Hunter, Blair Smith, Mark Sim, Alex Fisken. Subs Ronan Southcott, Alastair Doull, Mark Davis, Andy Douglas