Bo'ness 8 Rosyth Sharks 45, Caledonia Midlands Region League, Division Three

CONFIDENCE is high amongst the Rosyth Sharks squad after they picked up a third successive win in convincing fashion at the weekend.

The Harley Street side lost their opening Caledonia Midlands Region League, Division Three, encounter at table-toppers Bannockburn, but sit just one place and one point behind them after this latest success at Bo'ness.

With home victories over Crieff and Strathearn and Grangemouth Stages second XV behind them, Sharks travelled across the Forth to play the division's bottom side, who were winless, and without a point, after their first three games.

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Rosyth ensured that would continue as they raced into a 33-0 lead at half-time, before adding 12 more points to the scoreboard, for the concession of eight, after the break to wrap up a second try-scoring bonus point win of the campaign.

"Confidence is up and that shows in how quickly people are making themselves available," head coach Mark Love told Press Sport.

"We got a good five-point win. We were hoping that was going to be the case, looking at Bo'ness' previous results, but you never can tell when you're playing a team at home. The guys have went in with the right frame of mind and we've done the business.

"There's still stuff to work on, but there were plenty of positives and it's good to get the five points. We're up the right end of the table, where we want to be.

"We've got a week off then we've got a couple of tough games back-to-back at home, so hopefully we can build on what we've been doing, and on the results from the last couple of weeks."

Strathmore seconds, on October 14, and Waid Academy, seven days later, are next up for the Sharks but they'll go into those games in fine fettle after this latest success.

"You can go in thinking it's going to be an easier job than what it actually is. Bo'ness certainly pushed us for the full 80 minutes," Love continued.

"We brought a few of the subs on earlier than maybe we normally would, just to give guys a decent run out, because we were 33-0 up at half-time.

"Whether the changes disrupted things, or whether it was a lapse of concentration thinking it was a bit easier than what it was, it allowed Bo'ness to keep us at bay as such.

"In terms of what we've been working on, it was good to see it in practice and it allowed us to get some decent points on the board in the first half, put them under a lot of pressure, made them make mistakes, which we were able to capitalise on."