Grangemouth Stags second XV 5 Rosyth Sharks 68

Caledonia Midlands Region League, Division Three

FREE-SCORING Rosyth Sharks produced a superb response to their previous week's defeat by notching 10 tries at Grangemouth Stags second XV.

The Harley Street side were beaten 45-10 at Crieff and Strathearn the week prior to their trip across the Kincardine Bridge, going 17-0 down in the opening 15 minutes.

Head coach Mark Love lamented "a few errors in the key areas", as well as "some decisions that didn't go our way" in that match, but was looking for his team to bounce back after acknowledging they produced good moments, and were competitive, after a slow start.

He was pleased to see his players react positively to that setback, with all-but-one of their tries being converted.

"After last week's performance it was good to get a convincing win away from home," he said.

"We scored 10 tries and only missed one conversion. The guys reacted in a positive manner this week and came out the blocks firing, with us getting an early score within the first two minutes.

Dunfermline Press: Sharks made 10 successful visits across the Stags' try line.Sharks made 10 successful visits across the Stags' try line. (Image: Rosyth Sharks Rugby Club.)

"The structure we have been working on clicked, and a few of the work-ons from training that week also made a difference going forward. Grangemouth competed well and put us under a bit of pressure, however our defensive line worked well, and at points forced the mistakes.

"There are a few things we still need to work on as our penalty count was too high, which resulted in us receiving two yellow cards.

"In a closer fixture, that could have cost us the game."

This Saturday Sharks, who sit fourth in the table, host Bo'ness, who they defeated 45-8 in September's reverse fixture, at 2pm.