The Blue & Gold’s travelled through to face Anstruther on a glorious, but cold and windy day on the Fife coast to take on Waid Academy FP in the league last weekend. Crieff and Strathearn made the trip with a squad of just 15 players. There were several late call offs and a majority of the squad unavailable through injury and work commitments.

It was to be another disappointing game for the local side as they were well beaten in the end.

It was tough going as Crieff were down to 13 players for a period of the game as injuries took their toll.

When Crieff had the ball they scored four excellent tries.

Gavin Tainsh picked a great line to ghost through the Waid midfield and score under the posts.

Stirling Fenton took a quick penalty and chipped over the Waid defence, when he gathered the ball he had the pace to score under the sticks.

New player Angus Mill bulldozed his way through several defenders to score a great try.

The last Crieff try was scored by a trademark Andrew Tainsh run as he beat several defenders to scamper across the try line.

Waid utilised some powerful runners in their forward pack to get over the gain line as Crieff’s defence was very poor at times.

Crieff were disappointed at letting in some really soft tries and know they are a lot better than the 58-26 losing result suggests.

The Crieff side is very talented and is finding it difficult to transfer those skills onto the pitch.

Without a core number of players training this squad will not improve. Hopefully there will be a real desire to turn things around this week.

Special mention must go to George Davis as he dislocated his shoulder early in the game, but still managed to play on for a large part of the game.

This weekend Crieff and Strathearn are at home to Waid Academy FP in a reverse fixture. 12.30pm kick off.