Reds and 2s Matches Both OFF
Both of today’s senior matches are OFF because of frozen pitches. Today’s (Saturday 14 January) league match at Duns was called OFF earlier this morning, while the u16 match was called off yesterday. The 2s home league match was called OFF following a pitch inspection at 11am today.
Reds Blitz Dunbar to Reach Final
Dunbar 19 – 51 Linlithgow
The Reds turned out their best performance of the season to date to run in 6 tries in this BT Edinburgh Shield semi-final at Hallhill in Dunbar. More than a team performance it was a whole squad performance with tries from Euan Mochrie (2), Jack Frame, Michael Robertson, Mark Caddle and Ross Martin, with Jack Frame kicking 3 penalties and 6 conversions.
Match photos courtesy of Graham Black
Another Good Away Win for 2s
Inverleith 2s 5 – 45 Linlithgow 2s
Not to be outdone, the 2s also ran up a big score when they visited Inverleith, with “try machine” Cammy Walker claiming another 4 tries and Jeff Martin chipping in with a try and 5 conversions.
Reds Regain West Lothian Cup after Stirring Performance in Annual Derby
Linlithgow 26 – 21 Livingston
After falling 14 points within the first 15 minutes, the young Reds side rallied and scored 26 unanswered points before conceding a late try and holding on to win 26-21 to reclaim the West Lothian Cup from local rivals Livingston.
Reds Through to Shield Semis
– 8 Try Victory at Dalkeith
Dalkeith 19 – 54 Linlithgow
A hat-trick from Andrew “Paws” Whitelaw and a brace from Jack Frame, coupled with tries from Ross Martin, Chris Ronalson and Ross Plenderleith saw the Reds secure a fine away win and puts them into the semi-final of the BT Edinburgh Shield.
Quiz Night this Friday
Friday 13 January
It might be unlucky for some, but one team has to emerge as the victors in the first Quiz of the New Year. Who will it be? Come down and join in!
Start time 8-30pm with all-comers welcome.
6 Nations Prediction Cards
We are asking ALL Club members, young and old, to help raise funds for the Club by getting your friends and family to predict the results of all this season’s RBS 6 Nations’ matches. It’s very easy and good fun.
IMPORTANT: Renew Your Fob!
All existing electronic access fobs will be cancelled and new fobs issued over the next few weeks.
300 Club Draw
Winner Not Present so Rollover to 2018
The 300 Club Annual Prize Night occurred last Friday (6th January) with former Linlithgow Provost (and former Reds player), Bruce Jamieson, on hand to make the draw.
Unfortunately the winner of the big prize, Anne Gibson, was not on hand to scoop the bonus and so this will roll over to next year, when the big prize will be £100 plus a £500 bonus!
Thanks again to Gerry Keating and Mark Wells for running the 300 Club so efficiently.
Fine Festive Fayre Served Up
at Boxing Day Match
Reds (u19s) 19 – 27 Blues (u23s)
Storms Barbara and Conor relented enough to let the annual Boxing Day match go ahead and a fine game was served up with 8 tries in total. Sean Hagerty, shown above, scoring for the u19s continued his recent impressive form with a fine display in the New Year derby match against Livingston.
Buy a Brick – Rugby Ball Plaques
Buy a brick and get your name or memorable event recorded for posterity and help the Club at the same time! One more needed to make up order for printing – contact Bob Dow now on 844005.
John Hardie Presents Schools’ Conference Trophy to Linlithgow
Scotland rugby internationalist John Hardie and former Scotland great Chris Paterson were on hand on Monday to present the trophy to Linlithgow Academy for winning the Schools’ Purple Conference.
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(Photos courtesy of SNS)
Saturday 14 January
S1/S2 at Strathendrick (10am KO)
S3 at Strathendrick (10am KO)
u16 at Duns OFF
U18 at HOME v Haddington OFF
Saturday 14 January
Reds AWAY at Duns
2s at HOME v Preston Lodge
Sunday 15 January
Minis, Micros, Girls
HOME Training indoors
The Reds fixtures and scores are shown below. Click on any link to access the match report.
A 03 Sep L Dunbar (L 20-34)
H 10 Sep L Penicuik (W 31-18)
H 17 Sep L M’field Wanderers (L 10-33)
H 24 Sep L Duns (D 9-9)
H 01 Oct L North Berwick (W 26-8)
H 08 Oct L Hawick Quins (L 20-51)
A 15 Oct L Berwick (L 33-36)
H 22 Oct L Ross High (D 24-24)
H 29 Oct L Forrester (L 15-17)
H 05 Nov L Dunbar (W 18-17)
– 12 Nov
A 19 Nov S Dalkeith (postponed)
– 26 Nov
A 03 Dec L Penicuik (W 17-11)
A 10 Dec L M’field Wanderers (L 5-41)
A 17 Dec S Dalkeith (W 54-19)
H 02 Jan F Livingston (W 26-21)
A 07 Jan S Dunbar (W 51-19)
A 14 Jan L Duns
A 21 Jan L North Berwick
A 28 Jan L Hawick Quins
– 04 Feb
A 11 Feb F AS Minorange (France)
H 18 Feb L Berwick
H 24 Feb F Furnace RFC (Wales)
A 04 Mar L Ross High
– 11 Mar
– 18 Mar
A 25 Mar L Forrester
Indoor Training Schedule
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Club Burns Supper
Friday 27 January 2017
Tickets are now available for the Burns Supper from either Danny Keevins or Sandy Bain.
Linlithgow Rugby Club
Proud of All Our Sponsors
Linlithgow Rugby Club is indebted to its sponsors and partners who make a huge difference to the service that we offer our members and the local community. We aim to give value to all our partners and would recommend their businesses and organisations to our members.
Some early photographs