Murrayfield Wanderers 34 Greenock Wanderers 36

UNDER the shadow of Murrayfield's North Stand, Greenock made a storming comeback to win another National League match and go seven points clear of the relegation zone.

The victory came despite a McDaid penalty after three minutes narrowly missing the target.

The first quarter of the first half gave both sides chances to open their accounts but good defending and ferocious tackling nullified attacking efforts.

Wanderers were first to score through full-back O'Connor in the 25th minute to make it 0-5.

The home side responded in the 32nd minute after a run by their right winger avoiding despairing tackles by Greenock to score a converted try under the posts, 7-5.

Murrayfield were on the ascendency and scored a further two tries to lead 21-5 at half-time.

They further ramped up the pressure with a penalty and try in the first seven minutes of the second half to lead 29-5.

But former Greenock captain and club leading try scorer Robb brought Wanderers storming into the game with two tries, 29-19.

They were now in a position to kick on and make further inroads into the deficit, but it was the home side who added a further try in the 30th minute to make the score 34-19.

Wanderers now had a mountain to climb in the final ten minutes. After a spell of pressure, Lyle smashed over to score a converted try to haul them within eight points at 34-26.

With time running out Wanderers' centre Darroch crashed over to score after some good work by the forwards to make it 34-33.

The tension was palpable as Wanderers sought victory in the remaining seconds. They forced their way to the home 22 and were rewarded with a penalty which McDaid converted to seal a remarkable 34-36 victory.

Wanderers can now look to this weekend's match against second-bottom Perthshire at Fort Matilda.

The men's 2nd XV lost at home to Allan Glens 14-54. The Ladies lost to Biggar despite scoring four tries.

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