Heartbreak for Tweedsiders as Dundee edge late victory

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ANYONE would have thought it had been Kelso that had made the long journey to Dundee, as the visitors shot out of the blocks at Poynder Park.

It was they who scored first when Kelso, in an effort to clear their lines, booted the ball downfield only for Dundee to run straight back at them, resulting in Richie McIver dotting the ball down. Bryce Hosie converted, as he did with a penalty a few minutes later.

This spurred Kelso into action and, following a sharp break by Andy Tait, they were awarded a penalty, which Murray Hastie converted, followed by a try from Michael Robertson.

Slack defense and another bout of sharp passing by the Dundee backs saw the lead increase with an unconverted try in the corner by Callum Bowie, but, as half time approached, Kelso stepped up their effort and Ewan Ford plunged over for a try. Hastie added the extras to make it 15-15 at the break.

Kelso started off the faster in the second half, but it was the visitors who scored first when Andy Dymock raced in for an excellent individual try, which Hosie converted.

Kelso tried hard, but were having no success until Keiran Wilkinson anticipated a Dundee pass and just caught the interception to race over, Hastie levelled with a fine kick before putting Kelso ahead for the first time with another successful penalty.

There was ample time left, but the only additional scoring was two penalties by Hosie to take the win, and possibly any chance Kelso had of reaching the playoff spot with it.