Inconsistency hits Kelso

Biggar 39

Kelso 3

PREMIER DIVISION TWO

KELSO’s form on the road continues to cause great concern.

The euphoria of the outstanding win over Selkirk was quickly forgotten at Biggar, not helped by the late withdrawals of Ali Marsh (calf injury) and Ewan Ford (flu).

For once, conditions at Biggar were dry, but the players had a gale-force wind to contend with.

A strong Kelso support, no doubt buoyed by the good win the previous week, were made to suffer through the conditions and the error-strewn performance.

Biggar scored the first try of the day through full-back Amo Wilbore, but Gregg Ponton kicked an early penalty in reply.

However, a 12-3 half time deficit, with home flanker Joe Scheres adding another score, eventually became a 39-3 defeat.

There were doubts at half-time as to whether Biggar would have a big enough lead, but these doubts were quickly allayed as the Lanarkshire side ran in another five second-half tries, with no great success with the kicks as only one of the touchdowns was converted.

The bonus point was achieved early in the half after Cameron Thomson and Wilbore’s efforts.

Three further tries came from Scheres, Charles Cochrane and Craig Parker, who also added two conversions.

Kelso’s cause was not helped by injuries to Stef Carnegie, on the comeback trail after a previous injury, on 20 minutes, James Stevenson after 60 minutes and Kevin Utterson in the 70th minute.

With two home games before the league split, there is still light at the end of the tunnel, but there is also worry over the inconsistent performances.

Kelso: K. Utterson; G. Minto, R. Minto, D. Buckley, G. Ponton; M. Chester, A. Tait; S. Lowrie, C. Riddell, P. Grahamslaw, D. Seed, I. Wallace, J. Stevenson, S. Carnegie, D. Lowrie. Subs: G. Harkins, D. Welsh, R. Henderson, A. Haig.