Leith 5 Ross High 45

ROSS High’s unbeaten start to the season continued as they thrashed Leith on Saturday.

The early exchanges were close but Ross High’s Harry Mitchell opened the scoring, charging down the Leith stand-off’s clearance kick to score an unconverted try.

And they crossed a second time when winger Max Newcombe put centre Adam Welsh in with an excellent offload. Nick Tinlin converted.

Stand-off Matthew Martin’s try, coming after he exploited a huge gap in the Leith midfield to go over under the posts, put Ross in charge and Tinlin’s conversion gave them a 19-point lead.

The hosts pulled a try back before the break but that was as good as things got for them, with Ross High running riot after the break.

Experienced prop Tinlin scored the bonus point try from a lineout drive and converted his own try. Late scores from Jamie Muir, a second for stand-off Martin and Thomas Docherty’s tap-and-go effort rounded off another big win.

Ross remain third in East 2, a point behind Langholm who have played a game more and two points shy of newly-formed Barnton, who have maximum points from their first six games.

They return to home action on Saturday, as fourth-place Hawick Linden are the visitors.