As Reported by Allan McTaggart
Last Saturday Garnock welcomed Lenzie to Lochshore for the return match in West Div 1 league, having retained the Gunn Cup at Viewfield in November.
On a bright blustery afternoon, the home team kicked off towards Beith with the benefit of the wind, but Lenzie started brightly and opened the scoring with a penalty from E.Mackay to lead 3-0 after 8 minutes.
Garnock were not utilising the wind well, trying to score via their strong forwards but losing penalties regularly. However in 22minutes Keir Walker dummied his way over from a 5 yard scrum below the posts then inexplicably missed an attempted drop goal conversion. This settled the homesters and they soon increased the gap to 12-5 with a converted try when Keir set up David Miller.
Garnock’s forwards continued to dominate with scrum half Walker outstanding and doubled the score before halftime with another try himself then lining up burly prop Luke Wynn to cross over. 24-5 at the interval.
Despite now facing the strong breeze, Garnock did not lose their momentum and scored regularly in the second half. Tries came from Ross Brocket, Keir Walker ( making a hat trick),Matt Shiells, Tony Woods, Rory Dominy and Jared Reekie revelling in the freedom of playing full back, Walker converting two.
Lenzie to their credit did not give up, with I.Mackay scoring in the left corner with a spectactular dive. They also converted a try scored from a long range breakout by scrum half McAllister, making the final score 58-15.
Despite a few positional changes due to injuries, this was another comprehensive victory for Garnock keeping them high up the league table.