Reds Turn on Style to Beat Duns
Linlithgow 40 – 28 Duns
Although still missing a few players from injury, the Reds are benefitting from consistency of selection brought about by consistency of availability. The team is playing a better and much stronger brand of rugby as a result and this proved in good stead against a Duns’ team who are no mugs in this league.
Rab Cairns, pictured above scoring his second try, claimed a hat-trick of tries.
S1s and S3s Both Claim Big Wins
With so many schools on holiday the Young Reds struggled to find fixtures and, in the end, only the S1s and the S3s got games. Both travelled through to Lenzie and both came away with big wins.
PL Prove Too Strong for 2s
Preston Lodge 2s 34 – 14 Linlithgow 2s
The 2s bounced back from a 19-0 deficit at half-time to pull within 5 points after tries from Lachlan McCall and Euan Murray, both converted by John Strachan, before the power and experience of the big forwards in the home side added three late tries as the Reds 2s 16 man squad ran out of steam.
SATURDAY 26 JANUARY
The Reds claimed a try bonus away win at North Berwick on Saturday, on the back of another fine performance by the pack. With Scotland playing home internationals over the next two weekends, league rugby is suspended until Saturday 16 February when the Reds will be back at home against Duns in Tennents East 1. Meanwhile the Linlithgow 2s home match against Watsonian 3s had to be abandoned early in the 2nd half as the referee sustained a hamstring injury.
There were good wins for the S1s, the S3s and the U16s all against their Royal High counterparts.
Seven Tries for Reds
North Berwick 19 – 43 Linlithgow
The Reds pack turned in another fine performance as the Reds claimed a bonus point win on the road to move up to 30 points in the league. Scrum-half Cammy Murrie enjoyed the day and claimed a personal hat-trick of tries.
2s Match Abandoned
No report for the 2s match, which was abandoned early in the 2nd half with an injury to the referee, but you can view match photos courtesy of both Michael Nesbitt and Neil Dori-Muir.
Young Reds v Royal High
The Young Reds had matches against Royal High and several of the teams enjoyed a fair amount of success:
Linlithgow S1 47 – 7 Royal High S1
Linlithgow S3 32 – 14 Royal High S3
Royal High U16 7 – 43 Linlithgow U16
SATURDAY 19 JANUARY
Two teams from the Borders visited Linlithgow Rugby Club on Saturday, both leading their respective leagues and with only one defeat in 23 matches between them. Berwick, who top Tennents East 1, were the Reds’ challengers while Jedforest 2s, who top Tennents Reserve East 1, took on the Reds’ 2s. Both Reds’ teams gave good account of themselves on the day, with the 2s producing an excellent performance to beat the visiting Jedforest 2s team 15-12 in a hard fought match.
Berwick Remain Unbeaten
Linlithgow 3 – 27 Berwick
League leaders Berwick showed why they remain unbeaten this season with an excellent all round performance against a strong Reds’ showing. Jack Frame‘s penalty in the first half was all the Reds had to show from the match on the scoreboard, however for much of this match they gave as good as they got and were only prevented from scoring by some determined Berwick defence.
2s Beat League Leaders
Linlithgow 2s 15 – 12 Jedforest 2s
In their best performance of the season to date, the 2s beat league leaders Jedforest 2s, with tries from Cammy Walker, Lewis McKie and Euan Muzz Murray. This was a great result for the 2s who’s opponents are the second string of the team currently in second place in Tennents National 1.
SATURDAY 12 JANUARY
On Saturday, both senior teams travelled down to the Borders. The Reds fared rather better than the 2s, in a close fought game with both teams claiming a try bonus, while the 2s had to play most of the match with only 13 after two early injuries. The Young Reds had matches against Hutchesons, with closely contested matches at S1 and U16 levels.
Reds Claim 2 Bonus Points
Hawick Quins 36 – 34 Linlithgow
There was a lot to be admired about the Reds play in this match as they came away from last season’s league champions with 2 bonus points, however they will rue their lapse in concentration either side of halftime when they let a 17-7 lead slip, conceding 24 unanswered points to give Quins the lead which they just held to the end. There were tries from Jack Frame, Stuart Cunningham, Cammy Murrie and Rab Cairns, with Frame adding 14 points from the kicking tee.
Gala 2s 70 – 0 Linlithgow 2s
Meanwhile the 2s lost two men early to injuries and, with no subs, played most of the game against Gala 2s on the main pitch at Netherdale with only 13 men.
Young Reds Claim Good Win
Linlithgow u16 22 – 15 Hutchesons Grammar u16
Beaten 24-19 by Hutchesons in the opening game of the season, the Young Reds U16s were determined to reverse the result and, in a close and competitive encounter, they did exactly that to share the spoils over the two matches.
Slow Start Undoing for S1s
Hutchesons S1s 21 – 17 Linlithgow S1s
A slow start by the S1s in Glasgow proved their undoing and despite scoring 3 tries to nil in the second half, they couldn’t overhaul the lead their hosts had gained in the first period.
SATURDAY 05 JANUARY
Reds Score 8 Tries
Linlithgow 52 – 24 Haddington
The Reds kicked off the New Year with a fine win over National League opponents, Haddington, in a friendly on Saturday 05 January. They scored 8 tries in total with 8 separate try scorers – Cal Thomson, Euan Mochrie, Ross Plenderleith, Chris Ronalson, Adam Scott, Rab Cairns, Stu Young and Jack Frame. Before the kick off there was a minute’s silence in respect for Bob Green, who sadly passed away just after Christmas.
Ronnie scores the Reds’ fourth try on the stroke of half-time (ABOVE). Adam Scott’s fine individual try is shown BELOW.
Reds Beat Blues in
Annual Boxing Day Game
Reds 46 – 15 Blues
Leading 7-0 at half-time, the Reds turned on the style in the second half to run in a further
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* * UPCOMING RUGBY * *
Saturday 23 February
S1s AWAY at Inverness
S2 and S3 AWAY at Ross High
both at 10am
U16 and U18 AWAY at Musselburgh
9-30am at Pinkie Playing Fields
Tiny Reds HOME at 10am INDOOR
Reds at AS Minorange
Saturday 23 February
No senior matches
6 Nations on big screen
2-15pm France v Scotland
4-45pm Wales v England
Sunday 24 February
Wee Reds Minis
HOME matches 11am
Ayr and Portobello
Wee Reds Micros
Wednesday 27 February
Welcome to New Sponsors
Linlithgow Rugby Club is delighted to welcome PL Joinery, Sainsburys Linlithgow and CBS Consulting, as new package sponsors.
Saturday 02 March
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Pro Players Visit Linlithgow
The Club hosted a UKCC Level 3 course during the week – you might recognise some of the participants above. Thanks to our Young Reds who helped out for part of the course. From the left, interspersed with our Young Reds are Peter Horne, Johnny Gray, Alex Allan, Mark Robertson, Chris Fusaro, Adam Ashe, Sean Kennedy and Henry Pyrgos.
100 and 300 Club Draws
A big thanks to Peter Wright for coming along to the Club last Friday and carrying out the annual prize draws for both the 100 and 300 Clubs.
The 300 Club has been running for over 40 years and in that time has raised around £70,000 for the Club. This year a further £1,500 was handed over by Gerry Keating to the Club. The winner of the new annual bonus draw of £200 was Ruth Dixon.
The 100 Club is very much the younger sibling and has now been running for 5 years. Over that time it has raised over £18,000 for the Club. The winner of the annual bonus prize of £700 was Robbie Richardson, with Ted Thomas winning the main £500 prize in the 4th quarter draw.
A big thanks to all who have contributed to either or both of the fundraising clubs over the years – your support is much appreciated. There are still spaces available for the 100 Club – click here for more information.
Archive Page for Match Reports
You can access this season’s and last season’s match reports on this new archive page.
LCDT Achieves Funding Target for Rugby Club Solar Energy Pilot Scheme
LINLITH-GO-SOLAR PILOT PROJECT BOND OFFER
(Message from Linlithgow Community Development Trust)
“Thanks to the generosity of Linlithgow residents and local businesses, we have reached our funding target in just over one month. In keeping with the conditions of the Bond Offer, we are now closing the offer early.
We shall now progress with installing the pilot project Solar PV system by 31st March 2018.
Our intention is to continue building LINLITH-GO-SOLAR with a second larger phase of the project. If you would be interested in investing in future phases please let us know.
We aim to maintain communications via email and social media with all current bond investors as the project progresses.
PLEASE CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org OR 07827294879 or via the Scotcomfinance bond 1 link.
Thank you once again for your commitment.
Linlithgow Community Development Trust”
Message from the Rugby Club:
This is great news and Linlithgow Rugby Club congratulates LCDT on reaching its community funding target and looks forward to working with the organisation to deliver this pilot project safely, on time and within budget.
If you haven’t yet registered then please download the appropriate form and send to Angela at email@example.com
Fixtures for 2018-2019
Club training is on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7pm. Tennents are the new league sponsors for amateur rugby in Scotland. The Reds 1st XV play in the Tennents East 1 league, while the newly promoted 2nd XV play in Tennents East Reserve League 1.
The Reds – Season 2017-18
Get fit with Linlithgow’s very own Stuart Jamieson
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Linlithgow Rugby Club has registered with the Royal Bank RugbyForce initiative again this year. Read more
Wee Reds Easter Camp
Open to boys and girls from P1 to P7
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Fin Calder at Memories’ Club
Fifty people came along to the January Memories’ Club meeting to listen to former British Lions’ captain and Scotland Grand Slam winning team member Finlay Calder. In a thoroughly entertaining address, Fin demonstrated his continued passion for the game – he is currently Chairman of Stewarts Melville Rugby Club.
All Minis and Micros training on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings will be in indoors in the ITC from now until end February, unless notified by exception. Training times for different age groups are shown below:
6pm P4 and P5
8-30pm Tartan Touch
10am P4 and P5
11am P1 and P2
at Memories Club
The Memories’ Club welcomed Stephen Gallacher as its guest speaker on Monday 26 November. Another big gathering of around 50 people attended to hear a fascinating insight to the world of professional golf. Big thanks to Stephen for giving up his time and giving such an entertaining talk.
Howard Haslett at
the Memories Club
Howard Haslett was October’s guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Memories’ Club in the Mains Park Clubhouse and our intrepid journalist Hamish McIntyre was on hand to take some notes for the record.
Linlithgow Rugby’s Memories Club extends an open invitation both to Club Members and members from other clubs to come along to our monthly meetings or to our monthly walking rugby sessions. Our programme for the season is shown below – click on the image to expand
Online Club Shop
Click on this link or the image above to go to the Club’s online shop run by PSL Sports.
Child Protection Policy
Linlithgow Rugby works closely with Scottish Rugby to ensure that all coaches of young persons at the Club are fully checked and disclosed through the Protecting Vulnerable Groups system operated by the Scottish Government. Gillian Wells is the Club Child Protection Officer – you can contact Gillian by email or by phone (07795-324568). You can view the Club’s Child Protection Policy here – P_5.01_Child_Protection_Policy
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100 Club – Change in Banking Arrangements
There are still a few people who have not switched their standing orders over following the closure of the Airdrie Savings Bank at the end of April. More information about change There are still places available for new members on the 100 Club.