Greenock Wanderers 85 Preston Lodge 3 On a perfect, sunny day at Fort Matilda, Greenock Wanderers made it eight wins out of eight, scoring 13 tries in an impressive display of strength.

Just as important, and for the third game running, Wanderers did not concede a try, a statistic that will please coaches Bob Adams and Dave McVey.

The game could not have started better for Greenock as, in the first minute, youngster Gregor Fletcher, on his home debut, scored in the corner after a break by Ant Devlin. Fletcher was to score in the same corner 10 minutes later following some crisp handling by the backs.

Chris Clark then dotted down for his long awaited first try of the season after a strong break by David Murray, who himself was to get in under the posts soon after. Andrew McDougall rounded off the first half's scoring when he capitalised on some hesitancy in the Preston defence, darting between players after some clever improvisation from veteran centre Kevin Murray.

Despite the 31-3 half-time score-line, the crowd were somewhat restless and it is to Wanderers' credit that they went on to score a further eight tries in the second half and played a very entertaining brand of rugby in the process.

Man of the match Andy McDougall had waited all season for his first try and, like the proverbial London bus, a further two followed in the second half. Skipper David Watson notched his seventh try of the season after he ran back a loose Preston kick before side-stepping the full-back at pace. Kieren Smith, on his return from a debilitating finger injury, also got in on the act as he finished off an end to end back's move with style. More was to follow and the in-form Shaun Connelly dived in on the left wing, successfully evading the close attention of the Preston full-back.

The forwards then added to their tally with a trademark pick up by Callum Robb, a charge from the belligerent Matt Gray, and a fine piece of follow up play from blindside Andy Love. Fletcher was then unlucky to lose the ball over the line after diving in for what would have been a hat-trick but he can be satisfied with his afternoon's work.

Overall, it was an exciting game, played in a good spirit, with the home team scoring 13 tries - 10 of which Ant Devlin converted. What more could an Inverclyde sports fan want from their Saturday afternoon!

The next challenge for the Wanderers is a series of difficult away fixtures across Scotland, starting with Newton Stewart next Saturday.

Captain David Watson said: "Three of the next four games are away from home and it is crucial we focus on each one and maintain the excellent discipline and attitude we have shown in recent weeks."