Reds at Ross High (Apr17)

Bonus Point Away Win for Reds at Ross High

Ross High FP  24 – 42  Linlithgow

Saturday 01 April 2017

The Reds travelled through to Tranent on Saturday for their final away league match of the season. Their hosts, Ross High FP, have had a tough season in BT East 1, but had managed a number of creditable performances in recent weeks. The Reds had won the previous week in a close match at Forrester and were looking to pick up another away win.

The game settled down after a fairly loose start to the match, with both sides trying to play too much rugby in their own halves resulting in quite a few errors.

Although conceding three tries, the Reds will be pleased with their performance in overall terms with six tries and a comfortable bonus point win. The Reds try scorers were Cameron Dori-Muir, with a brace, Mark Caddle, David Goudie, Cal Thomson and Jack Frame, with Jack Frame adding a further 12 points with two penalties and three conversions.

The match was Chris Ronalson’s 20th for the Reds this season, earning him a 20 match tie. He has stepped up from being a 2nd XV regular over the last few seasons to a consistent performer for the Reds this season, whether at stand-off or centre. Well done Ronnie!

Other notable features of the match included a welcome return to the Reds from David Goudie and a full 80 minute performance from coach / occasional player Graeme McCallum – this after pre match nerves got the better of his stomach. The threat of Dougie Thomson replacing him in the second row gave Graeme the incentive to last all game!

The win means that the Reds move up in the league table, leapfrogging Dunbar into 6th place in BT East 1 with a final match at home to come against fifth placed Berwick.

Match photos courtesy of Graham Black

Linlithgow

Jack Frame; Euan Murray, John Chapman, Stuart Cunningham, Cal Thomson; Chris Ronalson, Cammy Murie; Ally McLean, Euan Mochrie, Steven Grant; Sean Hagerty, Graeme McCallum; Mark Caddle, Stuart Bell (capt), Cameron Dori-Muir.

Subs: Calum McKeown, Craig Scott, David Goudie, Fraser Mochrie.