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Extraordinary General Meeting – Background

An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Club will be held on Wednesday 15th July 2020 at 6.30pm via Zoom. The FP Club Council through a special sub committee has been discussing with the school the management of the clubhouse at Inverleith for about six months or so since the FP Club failed to appoint a […]

Dougie Morgan

It was with great sadness that the club learned of the death of Dougie Morgan yesterday, Saturday 4th April after a lengthy period of ill health. Elder brother of Alastair and Colin he attended Melville College from 1952 to 1965 being school captain in his last year. On leaving school he continued to play his […]

Big win for 1st XV before lockdown

Saturday 14th March Stewart’s Melville RFC 45 Newton Stewart 8 In the last game before the SRU prescribed Coronavirus shutdown the 1st XV consolidated their top of table position with a convincing win over visitors Newton Stewart by 45 points to 8. A pretty turgid first-half performance saw Stew Mel lead by only 7-3 at […]

1st win at Dumfries to head league table again

Saturday 29th February Dumfries 10 Stewart’s Melville RFC 19 Well done to the Rugby Club’s 1st XV who returned a vital win from their trip to play Dumfries in now familiar monsoon conditions. After going behind to an unconverted try Stew Mel replied with two converted tries through prop Chris Baikie and James Ferguson converted […]

1st XV due to take on leaders Dumfries

Friday 27th February Weather permitting the Stew Mel 1st XV take on Dumfries tomorrow at Park Farm in a match vital to both teams promotion prospects. With a 31-19 win at Whitecraigs last week while our fixture with Falkirk was a victim of the weather Dumfries took over at the top of the league with […]

1st XV back on top with PL win

15 February 2020 NL 2 – Stewart’s Melville 18 Preston Lodge 0 Preston Lodge visited Inverleith fourteen days after the our narrow cup win this time on league business in a game accompanied yet again by high winds and driving rain. Unlike last time Stew Mel pretty much dominated possession and secured a territorial advantage […]

1st XV turn around 22-0 Cup deficit to win in final minutes

Saturday 1st February – Inverleith Stew Mel turned around a 22-0 half-time deficit to achieve an unforeseen 34-29 win over Preston Lodge in the quarter-finals of the National League Cup. With several enforced changes from last week’s match v Dumfries the 1st half was one way traffic in the direction of the Stew-Mel goal line […]

End of the month lunch

The first of the year’s end of month lunches took place at Inverleith today. Joyce produced a great menu for the thirty plus lunchers with traditional haggis, neeps and tatties among the main course choices.

1st XV win takes them to top

Saturday 25th January The Stew Mel 1st XV scored an important win against fellow leaders Dumfries at Inverleith running in 5 tries in a 33-24 win. A fine attacking display had the team comfortably ahead most of the match but some slack defensive play kept the visitors just about within sight of a result most […]

Cricket Club AGM

The Club’s AGM was held on Tuesday 21st January at Inverleith. Lawrance Reilly continues as President with Greg Bissett continuing as Vice President. Steven Parker continues as 1st XI captain. Other appointments: Secretary – Bert Barclay; Treasurer – James Crispin; Captain 2nd XI – Adam McHoul; Captain 3rd XI – Sim Edgar; Captain 4th XI […]