Jan 15 2013 by Alison Lowson, Perthshire Advertiser
Shire’s rejuvenated squad gave their survival chances a boost with a well earned victory over their Edinburgh rivals.
Wanderers took the lead with a penalty in 25 minutes but Dom O’Connor equalised for Shire and the teams went in level at half time.
Wanderers had the majority of possession and territory but once again the Eagles defensive machine was in top form.
Rory Kelso and James Forrester are two of the finest props in the league and their strength in the scrum allied to their athleticism in the loose gives the team a solid platform.
Wanderers claimed the first try of the match and once again it was when Shire were a man down.
O’Connor received a yellow card and Wanderers took full advantage when King battered his way over the line.
Whitelaw hit the post with a penalty and as the Shire forwards powered in to retrieve the ball, Forrester grabbed the try when he darted over from 10 metres.
Whitelaw converted and Shire had their tails up.
The team are superbly fit and came to the fore in the final quarter.
The Kiwi trio of Imo, Elley and Forrester shone brightly as Shire stepped up a gear and a further two O’Connor penalties saw Shire claim the points.