Linden save their best for last

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There didn’t appear to be any Mad Friday hangovers for Linden as they produced their best form of the season, writes Gary Alexander.

Gary Lowrie forced his way over for the opening try with only three minutes on the clock.

Minutes later, skipper Graham Colville drove himself over the try line and then added another five pointer following a cleverly-executed tap and go from Sean Goodfellow. Kirk Ford converted from the touchline, before scoring a penalty.

With half-time approaching, Goodfellow’s delayed pass put Ford under the posts and the stand-off converted to stretch the Linden lead to 27-0 at the break.

The Royal Blues started the second half with Colville going over for his hat-trick.

David Lowrie’s offload was gratefully received by brother Gary, who went under the posts and Ford’s conversion made it 39-0.

Into the final quarter, a sustained period of Dunbar pressure was defended excellently by Linden as they simply refused to give anything away.

Some aggressive defence turned the ball over and Steven Anderson spun out of a tackle to race over for Ford to convert.