After an indifferent start to the season we are now beginning to find our feet and with a second win over teams above us, we now find ourselves in the top 4 of the BT Premiership as we head in to the autumn break. This gives the opportunity to assess the progression to date and give the players much needed recuperation time and recharging of batteries. The physicality of 10 games back to back should not be underestimated and the workload and commitment from the players, coaches and physios is highly commendable.
A clinical first half which saw the try bonus point in the bag and an outstanding defensive effort in the second half capped off by a try at the end shows how far the squad has come. The three week break from the league is broken by the cup tie against Edinburgh Accies on Saturday 18 November at Raeburn Place before three games that take us up to the festive period.
In what is turning out to be a mirror of the 1st XV the 2nd XV are also starting to climb the league and a hard fought win over Stirling takes us up to 5th place in Nat Reserve 1.
With injuries and unavailability it is proving to be an uphill battle to turn out a 3rd XV this season and despite all our best efforts we were unable to fulfil our fixture against Preston Lodge on Saturday. While this is far from ideal it is still our aim to field a competitive 3rd XV every week and Lasswade are at Goldenacre on Saturday – kick off at 13:00 to allow time for the players to watch the Scotland v Samoa game.
Plenty going on at Goldenacre and there s still time to book up for lunch at the Marr and Hawks games on 2nd and 9th December respectively – go to the website below to book your place.