Another tough weekend for the club, with both 1st and 2nd XVs losing to Edinburgh rivals.
The 1st XV put in a much improved performance against a Watsonians team that put 78 points past Jed last week. We were, in fact, leading 12-11 (thanks to four penalties from Seb) until late in the game, when a slack clearance and some poor tackling allowed the Watsonians backs to mount a successful raid on our try line.
It then looked like we had snatched the win in the dying minutes of the game when Matt Hannay touched down in the clubhouse corner, but the ref ruled that a forward pass had been thrown before his ‘try’.
We were therefore forced to make do with a losing bonus point, and now sit second bottom in the table. A win next week against Biggar, who sit bottom, is vital.
The 2nd XV lost 30-12 to Boroughmuir on Pitch 2.
The 3rd XV game against Accies was called off because Accies were unable to raise a team.