Perthshire second XV 19 Rosyth Sharks 62, Caledonia Midlands Region League, Division Three

ROSYTH SHARKS remain third in Caledonia Midlands Region League, Division Three, after they ran in 10 tries to defeat Perthshire second XV on Saturday.

The Harley Street visitors, who have been due to play their opponents at home the previous week, only for the fixture to be postponed, enjoyed a third successive victory ahead of a clash with second top Bannockburn this weekend.

Sharks found themselves 31-7 up at the break, and added the same number of points, for the concession of 12, in the second period to claim a convincing bonus point win.

"It was good to get another good win away from home, and it was also a good result as we haven't managed to get an away win against Perthshire for a few years," head coach Mark Love commented.

"Perthshire didn't have their strongest side out on Saturday, but you play what's in front of you. From a coaching point of view, it was a good turnaround for ourselves to go away with a full squad, considering we only had 15 travelling away to Waid two weeks previously.

"All week at training I had been asking the guys for a good performance to maintain the momentum we've had, as we have a tough couple of games coming up.

"From the off, we had a good amount of pressure and managed an early score. We were able to work on structure which resulted in some good scores.

"Either side of half-time, we allowed Perthshire to score due to a lack of concentration, which was frustrating as we had been in control. To Perthshire's credit, their first try was from a pin-point kick from their 10, which was collected by the winger to score.

"We soon regained focus to keep the pressure on. Our discipline was a lot better this week, which in previous weeks has let us down, and in tighter games could have lost us the game.

"We managed 10 tries and six conversions but, to Perthshire's credit, they fought for the full 80 minutes."

Sharks' home match with Bannockburn this Saturday kicks off at 2pm.