Feb 17 2012 by Lizzie Smith, Kilmarnock Standard
Hillhead/ Jordanhill 2A 6 Kilmarnock 2XV 33 RBS Reserves West 1
KILMARNOCK waited until the second half of their league match against a very committed Hillhead to turn on the style, scoring four unanswered tries to come away with a vital bonus point win.
Less said about the first half the better when only an Ali McWhirter try scored after some rare cohesive back play and some aggressive defence when under the cosh on their own line gave the Bellsland visitors a narrow 7-6 lead at the interval.
Some re-organisation and refocusing at the interval made a big difference in the second half.
Forwards and half backs clicked into gear and with some excellent running and distribution in the midfield Killie were soon on the offensive, albeit the match continued to be punctuated regularly by the whistle.
With Tam McMichael, Ryan Barr and Greg Andrew to the fore in the loose play and John Brown, Stuart Lauder, Andy Lees and Cammy Allison being effective at the breakdown, the Kilmarnock backs took advantage to contribute all the second half scoring.
Ruairdh Cuthbertson juggled over to finish a fine wide move and score in the corner, before Graham McCue powered over under the posts and McWhirter continued to apply the rapier to complement the broadsword helping himself to a further two tries with incisive breaks and well timed support running.
Scott Brown knocked over another three conversions including one from the touchline and was at the heart of most of the good play.
The seconds will take on West of Scotland 2As at Burnbrae this Saturday and will have to find an 80 minute performance of the same standard if they are to come away with the points that will keep them top of the table.