News for the Last 7 Days [ Nov 30 to Dec 7 ]
1stXV to play Boroughmuir in Cup 7th December at home
15 Lance Gahan
14 Adam Hook
13 Andrew Cook
12 Willie Todd
11 James Doig (Captain)
10 Jye Thomas
9 Danny Owenson
1 Dave Paton
2 Neil Hogg
3 Neil McNairn
4 William Fleming
5 Joshua James
6 Luke Hutson
7 Andy Lamb
8 Patrick Brown
16 Callum Young
17 Cameron McLean
18 Michael Louden
19 Brian Walls
20 Rory Monk
2nds v Watsonians Off
The match tomorrow at Pinkie is unfortunately off.
S1 and 2 games away to Dunfermline
This Sunday's game for the S1 and 2 teams is away to Dunfermline.It's the last game of the year boys so let's make it a good one.Once again we will have two separate games.The kick off time is 1pm so again if we could be there about 12.Just a reminder all that all midi info can also be found on Twitter.
Early start for whole Mini Section this Sunday
Even though they do not yet play games against other sides the P1&2s have decided to train at the same time as the older groups to make it easier on families that have children in different squads.
So everyone will be getting to the club at 11:00 and the P3 - P7s will around 12:30
Photographs from 1stXV v Livingston
Photographs from the match can be viewed here.
S1/2 Christmas paintball
As the s1/2 team are now too old for a Christmas party we have decide to book urban paintball.It is situated at 160 Leith walk in Edinburgh.I have booked it for 5.30 on Monday the 23rd of December for 2 hours.It is booked for 30 people so guys you will be able to get your own back on the coaches (especially Dan).There will be food and you will get your first 100 paintballs free. Thereafter it is £8 per 100 or you can buy 400 for £20. I suggest everyone takes £10 if they can and then get into groups of 4 to get the cheaper deal.Well done guys for training and playing hard over the past 4 months.PLEASE keep it up after the year.Enjoy yourselves guys.
Earlier start at home on Sunday 8th December for Mini Section
This coming Sunday the Mini welcome two east Lothian opponents - Dunbar & Haddington. Since our visitors both normally train/play in the morning we have agreed to their request to bring forward the time of the game.
So it is 11:00 for a 11:30 kick off. The P6 parents are providing the assistance in the kitchen and we will have the Mini Section Cafe in operation and so all donations of home baking will be gratefully received. One coach is rumoured to be trying out a new recipe for Sunday - the proof will be in the eating.
See you on Sunday
1st XV V Livingston match report
Scottish Championship Div B
Livingston V Musselburgh
Report by Ian Donaldson
St Andrews day brought the unveiling of Livingston’s new resplendent pink kit and the home side started brightly penning Musselburgh deep in their own territory for long periods.
The astute tactical kicking of stand-off Craig Bolan was keeping his pack on the front foot and Steel, Johnston and Watt were especially to the fore. Scrum half John Bruton had a fine break up the wing aided and abetted by Bolan, but the visitors pack cleared the danger with some last ditch defence.
The home side were then hit on the break as Willie Todd accelerated into a gap in their defence before putting Lamb in for the opening try before Owenson converted for 0-7. Livingston were stunned and replied almost immediately as the ball was handled from right to left before winger Cameron McCleary straightened up to hit the ball at pace and go in under the posts before Bolan goaled the easy conversion to draw the score at 7-7.
The equalising try was well deserved and the game now began to ebb and flow more as ‘Burgh got into the game and forced a penalty and Owenson made it 7-10. Winger Cameron McCleary was proving a handful as the focus of Livingston’s attack and a great run was stopped just short and in the melee Graeme Bowman was yellow carded.
Against the 14 men Livingston applied pressure and Bolan levelled the score with a well taken drop goal for 10-10. Livingston having drawn level attempted to push home their numerical advantage, but ‘Burgh found themselves 10-13 up as Wells, just on the park for Owenson, scored with a penalty.
As half time drew near the ever dangerous McCleary made an incision before the ball was recycled for No 8 Aaron Johnston to score an unconverted try and leave the half time score at Livingston 15 Musselburgh 13.
Livingston were a much improved side from the side who visited Musselburgh earlier in the season and lost 60-0, and were giving Musselburgh a torrid time, but ‘Burgh edged their way in front, again when after an attack by Gahan, Conor Slaven went over and Walls converted for 15-20.
Player/coach Grant Talac replaced Neil McNairn and the hosts brought on ex Musselburgh man Steve Logan as the home side fought to get back into the game and again ‘Burgh were reduced to 14 men as Doig was carded. The home side continued to press and Brown replaced Slaven as Burgh tried to shore up the defence in the face of a Livingston onslaught.
Steve Logan went close for Livingston before a fine break sent Bruton in for an unconverted try and 20-20. Doig returned to the fray as ‘Burgh made a late attempt to wrest the initiative and were duly rewarded when Willie Todd scored a great solo try and Walls converted for 20-27. Then they put the icing on the cake as after a fine run by Andy Lamb he kicked cleverly into the corner for the advancing James Doig to gather under pressure before crossing the line to score
the decisive unconverted try for a final score of Livingston 20 Musselburgh 32.
Next week sees ‘Burgh back on cup duty at home to Boroughmuir.