2s Roll On with Win 16
Inverleith 8 – 33 Linlithgow
With the match switched to Arboretum because Mains Park was unplayable and with their opponents strengthened as their 1s match was off, the Reds 2s switched to plan B – territory and kicking penalties. Kev Wilson directed operations brilliantly from stand-off and kicked 4 first-half penalties to make it 12-0 at half-time.
Three second-half tries, a brace from James Timlin and a solo effort from Drew Sommerville, all converted by Wilson, were enough to see the Reds 2s comfortably home.
Reds Give League Leaders
Hawick Quins a Fright
Linlithgow 12 – 26 Hawick Quins
Despite missing over a half a dozen key players, this relatively inexperienced Reds’ team played some cracking rugby, taking the game to the League leaders. There were tries from Andrew Archer and Ross Tulloch and man-of-the-match Cammy Walker came close on a couple of occasions. A last minute score for Quins, against the run of play, resulted in a score that flattered the visitors.
Reds 2s Flying High
Forrester 2s 12 – 36 Linlithgow 2s
The young Reds’ 2s continued their winning ways with a cracking away win against the second placed team in the league. They scored 5 tries (photo shows Ally Walker scoring his try), two through Kyle Dunlop playing his first match of the season after a long injury lay off. The 2s have now played 15, won 15 and lead the table with 74 points.
Reds U15s Start the Year with a Fine Win
Linlithgow u15 44 – 26 Bigger u15
On Sunday, the u15s took on Biggar at Mains Park for their first match of 2018. This turned out to be a close and competitive match, with the Reds a bit slow to get back into the groove. Overturning a first half deficit, the young Reds ran out 44-26 winners, with tries from Aaron (3), Gregory (2), Callum R, Aiden and Jamie.
Well done to both teams in a hard fought game.
Two Late Tries Seal Ross Win
Ross High 35 – 21 Linlithgow
In a thoroughly entertaining match, Ross High came out on top in this second round of the BT Edinburgh SHIELD, with two late tries to seal the win. The Reds’ tries came from Euan Mochrie (pictured above), Neil Lockhart and Rab Cairns, with Cairns kicking three conversions.
2s Now 14 Wins from 14 Matches
RHC 0 – 70 Linlithgow
The Reds 2s continued their fine run with a fourteenth league win on Saturday at Union Park, Corstorphine. Amongst the 12 tries in total, there were braces for Mayo Herdman, Aidan Rennison, Ally Walker and Jeff Martin, with Martin claiming 20 points from two tries and 5 conversions.
Young Reds Serve Up Excellent
Fayre on Boxing Day
Reds u21 0 – 19 Reds o21
Although there was snow on the ground, the pitch underneath was soft and so the annual Boxing Day match went ahead on Tuesday. The Young Reds served up some cracking fare to entertain the crowd and, in a highly and closely contested match, the over 21s ran out winners.
Dates for the Diary
Fri 26 January
Club Burns’ Night
Fri 09 February
Whisky Tasting Night
Fri 16 February
Quiz Night (open to all)
Sat 17 February
Pop Up Restaurant
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This Week’s Rugby
Saturday 27 January
v High School of Dundee
(all 10-30am KO)
U18 and U16 HOME
S1, S2 and S3 AWAY
Saturday 27 January
Reds AWAY at Portobello
(rescheduled from last Saturday)
KO 2pm BT East 1
2s HOME v Peebles
Reserve League (KO 2pm)
Sunday 28 January
Wee Reds Minis AWAY
at Edinburgh Accies
Micros and Minis not travelling
HOME training indoors
Tickets are still available for the Club’s Annual Burns Supper on Friday 26th January.
Have You Picked Yours Up?
Get your friends and family to see if they can predict who will win all of this season’s 6 Nations’ matches. The more prediction cards you sell, the more money you help us raise to support rugby at Linlithgow. The overall winner will get a cash prize of £500 which, in the event of a tie, gets split between the winners.
Whisky Tasting Night
Friday 09 February
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A Clubhouse roof fundraising event
Fingers on Buzzers…
Kyle’s Quiz Night
Friday 16 February
Tickets from behind the bar or Kyle direct
Get fit with Linlithgow’s very own Stuart Jamieson
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Here’s Your Chance
For those who have still to register / renew their membership, forms will be in the Club office over the next week, so drop in and speak to either Dougie or Mary Ann.
Existing members will have a pre-printed form to check and sign, while new members will need to use the relevant application form accessed from the link below.
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Here are the remaining scheduled senior fixtures:
Sat 27 Jan Portobello (AWAY)
Fri 02 Feb Furnace (AWAY) – Wales
Sat 10 Feb RHC (HOME)
Sat 17 Feb Dunbar (AWAY)
Sat 03 Mar Forrester (HOME)
Sat 24 Mar Livingston (AWAY)
Sat 31 Mar Broughton (HOME)
Reds’ 2s Fixtures
Sat 27 Jan Peebles (HOME)
Sat 17 Feb MorePort (AWAY)
Pop Up Restaurant at Rugby Club
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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.
There are still places available for new members on the 100 Club.
Saturday 26 August 2017 match reports
Saturday 09 Sept match reports
Saturday 16 Sept match reports
Saturday 23 Sept match reports
Saturday 30 Sept match reports
Sunday 01 Oct Wee Reds Tournament
Saturday 07 Oct match reports
Saturday 14 Oct match reports
Saturday 21 Oct match reports
Saturday 28 Oct match reports
Saturday 04 Nov match reports
Saturday 10/11 Nov match reports
Saturday 18 Nov match reports
Saturday 02 Dec match reports
Saturday 09 Dec match reports
Some early photographs