Review of Stirling Game

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On a glorious day for open flowing rugby the supporters were not disappointed – at least for the first 40 minutes as Heriot a grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and romped in four well created and well executed tries. Thereafter the deckchairs and cigars came out and Stirling were given the vast majority of possession and territory in the second half. It was only a stout defence and the occasional sortee into the Stirling half that allowed us to come through a potentially tricky game with the bonus point win.

The other results in the BT Premiership highlighted how tight the competition will be this season with two of the top three being turned over throwing the league wide open and giving all teams the belief they can win any given game.

With Watsonians last gasp win over Ayr at the weekend, an example of that and the McLaren Shield up for grabs, this gives the Edinburgh derby this Saturday an extra edge. This game is being streamed live and we are thankful to Jim Mason of the SRU for organising this in what should be a cracker of a game.

Not only do we have the top game in the Premiership, there is also plenty for the kids to get involved with – the SRU have kindly given us the use of the passing and kicking inflatable where you can hone your skills and techniques with experts on hand to offer advice. We also have the Pro Elite dance troop coming along. Elite Pro Dance are Scotland’s hottest professional dance and cheerleading squad based in Edinburgh and they are putting on dance workshops for all budding Darcey Bussells so come down early. Fun starts at

With lunch already sold out and eight British Lions in attendance this promises to be a great day at Goldenacre so dust off your sheepskin coat and get along to Goldenacre for a fantastic afternoon of live amateur sport at the highest level.

If that were not enough there is the now legendary Nails Halloween Party in the evening – fancy dress obligatory – tickets on the door – £5. Games, disco and prizes galore. Theme is Cowboys and Indians – speak to Graham “Fish” Wilson for more details.

We have now reached the half way point in the Premiership so if you’ve been coming along to games keep doing so and if you’ve yet to watch a game live you should – it’s a great day out for the whole family.