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MATCH REPORT: Musselburgh vs Preston Lodge


n the absence of league fixtures this weekend, Musselburgh took the opportunity to play Preston Lodge, enabling them to renew old rivalries and friendships whilst competing for The Jardine Cup,kindly donated by Tom and Brian Jardine.

The match was preceeded by a minutes applause for the late Scott Glynn MBE , who himself was a former Preston Lodge player, before a career in after-dinner speaking and a huge amount of charity work,much of it in rugby clubs all over Scotland,took over.

Preston Lodge kicked off and took the early initiative, forcing 'Burgh back and sparked by their half-backs Gordon and Clark,they went through the phases as they got closer to the line,Burgh were forced to make more tackles than they would have liked this early in the game,and after several drives for the line were repelled the Pans men opened the scoring when prop Paul Dickson went over from close range,before full back Paul Glynn conv