When the Obersturmbannfuhrer steps in to save the referee at full-time from a veritable “doing” from the opposition players, you’ve gotta think to yourself:
a) is the world about to end? or
b) was he bevy-ing on the touchline? or
c) is married life the best thing that’s ever happened to him?
Well, whatever the reason, it certainly seems as if the “softer”, more feminine and concillatory side of the Big Chap came out on Saturday afternoon around about 4.30pm as he stepped in to secure the ref’s safe passage from the pitch as the latter was regaled in a quite unwholesome and unsavoury way by members of the Whitecraigs 2nd XV.
True, our heroes (sadly minus a 2’s Up! favourite this week due to unforseen technical difficulties in the Bat-Cave – sorry boys) emerged as bonus point winners by a 15 pts to 25 pts scoreline. But reports feeding back suggest that though this was a pretty tight encounter, there was no evidence of on-pitch “nonsense” that suggested such behaviour was in the off-ing come the final whistle!
Sadly, specific match details are unavailable at this time, but we’re pleased to report that in the process of winning, and despite Whitecraigs once again fielding 1st XV and several unlisted players, 5 tries were scored by the 2’s and Herr Campbell even enthused about a particular second-half “purple” patch: and that’s praise indeed!
Post-match, our thoughts go out, in particular, to the ever-ebulliant Arnaud whose “nez” got busted in the course of this particular struggle, to Si Cad who battled on in the absence of any subs when he clearly should have been treated by a physio on the touchline and to young 18 year-old debutant Frazer Wilson, who received a quite unprovoked smack in the chops from the Whitecraigs hooker in the dying minute – welcome to senior rugby Fraz: honestly, it’ll only get better from here!
As soon as the SRU get their sh*t together, we’ll update the leagues but furious calculation down in the Bat-Cave this evening suggests that with this win, the 2’s will remain in second position, 2 pts behind Cartha QP but with a game in hand. Things are getting nice and tight in RBS Reserve League West 1 as the season trundles on, so if you don’t fancy the trip to Bishopbriggs next week for the 1sts, why not get down the coast to Helensburgh to watch the 2’s take another stride toward title glory?