HILLFOOTS comfortably defeated Glenrothes at the weekend in the perfect response to last weekend’s defeat to Grangemouth.

The Wee County side started the brighter and opened the scoring in the opening few minutes. Simple hands from the right-hand side of the pitch found winger Danny Ross on the left wing who showed a good turn of pace to score in the corner.

The tricky conversion from the touchline drifted just wide.

‘Foots would go to score 10 trys in total in a thoroughly dominant display. Glenrothes kept pushing to the end but the ‘Foots defence held firm with them running out as 58-0 winners.

It was a terrific team performance from the 1st XV, especially in the first 60 minutes.

The last quarter of the match, with a number of changes, fatigue and the match won, the team shape fell away but that was to be expected.

After the game, head coach Brown said: “I was delighted with the performance from the lads, especially for the first 60 minutes.

"It was pleasing to see all their hard work at training paying off on the field.”

Meanwhile, the Hillfoots 2nd XV were defeated by Stobswell in a much tighter contest.

The Rams welcomed second-placed Stobswell to Tilly Park on a double home game day for the club.

A youthful Stobswell team took the game to the home side from kick-off, dominating the bulk of early possession but a breakaway try from John McMurdo, that he also converted, put the home side 7-0 up.

This did not deter the Dundee side, as their strong running backs replied with three quick tries to take a 19-7 lead midway through the first period.

The loss of evergreen captain Gavin Spowage spurned the visitors on and in the end, despite the scores being level at half time, Stobswell took the victory.

The 1st XV is next in action on Saturday, March 26 away to Blairgowrie with the 2nd XV playing host to Howe Crusaders, both 3pm kick offs.