GREENOCK Wanderers recorded their second victory of the season at Fort Matilda on Saturday with a good crowd of local support.

Proceedings did not start well, however, as Dunfermline opted to play with the strong easterly wind in the first half, and from the kick-off the visitors were pressing.

From a goal line drop-out into the wind Dunfermline fielded the ball and swiftly passed out the backs for their winger to score a converted try in the corner after four minutes to make the score 0-7.

Wanderers then quickly worked the ball down the pitch and were rewarded with a penalty which was converted by McDaid to put three points on the board for the home side.

But from the restart Dunfermline made their way towards the home touch line and their winger again raced in at the corner to score and make it 3-12.

Play then swung from end to end with errors from both sides as they struggled with the wind, but again it was the visitors who scored through their forwards to rack up a 3-17 score line.

Another penalty by McDaid kept Wanderers in the game at 6-17.

The home scrum half, Adams, went off injured replaced by Knox. Wanderers then had a sustained period of pressure and after some good work by the forwards Tyley finished off a move to barge his way over for a try near the posts to make it 13-17 at half time.

With the wind at their backs Wanderers were quickly taking advantage and centre Maturano ran onto a kick through to score, converted by McDaid to give Wanderers the lead at 20-17.

Wanderers were starting to dominate and had a very good spell of pressure but it was not until the 65th minute that last week's triple try hero Robb barged over the line for a score, again converted by the superb McDaid to make it 27-17.

The home side had their tails up and in the last minute full-back McCarron scored a further try to stretch the lead out to 32-17 win.

But Dunfermline, aided by some sloppy tackling from Wanderers, had the last try of the day right on the final whistle to make the final score 32-24.

This was a further morale boosting win for Wanderers who overall played well and the improvements are noticeable week on week. The coaches can take pleasure in seeing their strategies and moves coming off.

There is another massive game in prospect this weekend as Wanderers travel to Tranent to take on bottom of the League Ross High.

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