Falkirk’s fear just got Biggar

Relegation is looming for Falkirk after defeat by Biggar
Relegation is looming for Falkirk after defeat by Biggar
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With their two remaining league fixtures being against the top two sides in Group C, regional rugby is looming for Falkirk.

They suffered a morale-shattering 38-point second half drubbing, without reply, against Biggar to go down 58-13.

Both sides traded penalty conversions, with Jonny Hope slotting over for Falkirk and they restorin the lead a minute after Hata Wilbore had kicked over.

Biggar got into gear in the 14th minute when, after surging their way into Falkirk’s 22-metre area, hooker Mike Rutherford broke blind from a line-out and got the touchdown for an unconverted try near the corner flag.

Striking when the iron was hot, two minutes later, Biggar went further ahead and the Sunnysiders were made to pay for very slack defence as right winger Craig Parker was given a clear run for a soft unconverted try.

Maintaining their ascendency, the home side added to their tally when winger Wilbore latched onto an angular chip kick from stand-off Connor Lavery 30 metres out, and took the ball at pace for a try, which he duly converted himself, under Falkirk’s posts in the 32nd minute.

Retaliating admirably Falkirk got the bit between their teeth when Mark Bruce initiated the move by putting in an accurate punt to the corner, which ended up with Falkirk being awarded a five metre line out, and after winning clean ball lock forward Cole Ronald crashed over from the resultant ruck for a very welcome try which Hope converted from the touchline.

Falkirk were in touch, just seven points behind at the turnaround. Getting off to the worst possible of starts, Falkirk conceded a try within the opening five minutes when Parker raced over for his second in the corner and Wilbore added a converted penalty some thirteen minutes later.

Almost immediately the wheels came off as far as Falkirk was concerned.

They committed the schoolboy error of allowing the ball to bounce on Biggar’s 10 metre line, and the home side’s lanky inside centre Jade Gardiner needed no second invitation as he scooped up the loose ball and stormed half the length of the field for a splendid opportunist try.

By now it was obvious from Falkirk’s body language they were going through the motions as Biggar put them to the sword with three further tries and Hata Wilbore’s five conversions.