School Matches 23 March 19

U16s Win 5 out of 5 at Edinburgh Tournament

Saturday 23 March 2019

The U16’s travelled to Inverleith Park in Edinburgh to take part in the new X7 Tournament organised by Andrew Whitelaw of Edinburgh Rugby. This new 7 a side game takes place across the pitch, using half the length with two or three law variations from the original 7’s game. The boys performed well in the 5 games and won them all.

Results and scores were:

  • Win over Portobello 55-21 with scores coming from Cammy, Alex, Ewan and Darren.
  • Win over St Thomas’s 38-21 with scores from Gregor, Lewis and Evs.
  • Win over Boroughmuir 20-7 with scores from Miller and Ewan.
  • Win over Trinity Academy 48-15 scores from Miller, Gregor, Evs, Ewan and Chris.
  • Win over Leith Academy 55-7 with scores from Cammy, Charlie, Darren, Alex, Gregor, Chris and Lewis.

Top Scorers were Cammy and Gregor with 6 each, next was Miller with 5. Ewan was next with 4 and three players scored 3 tries – Lewis, Evs and Alex. Chris, Darren and Charlie all got two tries.

Well done again boys and a special thanks to all the parents for their continued support.

S1s Win Big Again 

Linlithgow  51 – 10  Preston Lodge

Saturday 23 March 2019

S1s won 51-10 against a very good Preston Lodge (PL) team.  PL only had 11 players (including 2 giants), so the coaches agreed to play three 15min periods with Linlithgow providing 2 players each period to make it the normal 13-a-side.  Thanks to Hamish (try) James, Johnny, Euan, Alex and Cameron for playing for PL.  The Young Reds ran in 13 tries, conceding only 3 and this reflected the great passing, offloads and support play from the whole team.

S3s Aquit Themselves Well Against Strong Opposition

Preston Lodge  48 – 24  Linlithgow

Saturday 23 March 2019

S3’s lost 48-24 today to a well drilled, physical Preston Lodge team.  What the reds were lacking in physical size they made up for with grit and determination, giving their all up to the final whistle. Despite being somewhat intimidated by the size of the opposition, the boys rallied together and showed a great team spirt, can’t fault the reds effort and teamwork today. As they say you can’t and don’t want to win the all.

U18 at Edinburgh X7s Festival

Linlithgow U18s also competed at the Edinburgh Rugby X7s Tournament, playing three matches, winning one, drawing one and losing one. Results were:

  • Win over Portobello
  • Draw with BATS
  • Loss to Heriots