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Christmas Lunch : Friday 20 December

Book your place now for the Daniel Stewart’s & Melville College Club FP Christmas Lunch!

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Rugby – 1st XV v Newton Stewart Off

Saturday 11th January

Heavy rain and a waterlogged pitch have meant the cancellation of today’s NL2 match v Newton Stewart scheduled for Inverleith.

Grant Weatherstone

The club is saddened to hear of the death of one of our Scottish Rugby internationalists on 2nd January 2020 at the age of 88.

For further information regarding Grant from the SRU’s website click here https://www.scottishrugby.org/news/grant-weatherstone

Annual Christmas Lunch enjoyed by 100 plus Santa

Friday 20th December

The Club’s Annual Christmas lunch was hugely enjoyed by 100 members and guests with three choices available for each of three courses plus coffee and Christmas pies and crackers. We also had a visit from Santa plus his two helpers.

Rugby – 1st XV finish on high at mid season break with GHK win

The 1st XV secured an important 10-6 win against promotion contenders GHK at Old Annielsland in the last fixture before the mid season Christmas and New Year break.

With an outstanding home match against Dumfries yet to be played things are tight at the top of National League 2 – GHK still lead with 41 points from an 8-3 win lose record, Kirkcaldy have the same 8-3 record and 41 points, Dumfries an 8-2 record and 40 points, while Stew Mel’s 8-2 record has yielded two fewer bonus points for 38 points so all to play for in the New Year. Next up is Newton Stewart on Saturday 11th January at Inverleith (2pm).

For Phil Waine’s match report click here http://www.stewmelrugby.com/down-inverleith-way-14-3/ .

Rugby – Emphatic win for 1st XV

Saturday 23rd November

On a day of awful weather the 1st XV powered their way to an emphatic win over Hamilton with a display which belied the conditions, ultimately winning by 38-17. Having scored a pushover try to take the lead in the very first minute, apart from a spell in the first half when Hamilton seemed as though they might take control, this was as commanding a performance as any in the league season so far earning five points which leaves us within touching distance of the league leaders Dumfries who lost for a second week in a row.

Stew Mel’s sixth and final try

Rugby Sat 16th November – 1st XV win in Glasgow to maintain promotion challenge

Glasgow Academicals 8 Stewart’s Melville RFC 27

The 1st XV maintained their recent good run of results in National League 2 with a 27 – 8 win over Glasgow Academicals at New Anniesland on Saturday scoring four tries, two conversions and a penalty. The win puts them in 4th place on 33 points with a game in hand over the third and fourth placed teams, GHK (37 points) and Kirkcaldy (36 points). League leaders Dumfries (39 points) who we have beaten in the NL Cup lost their first league match of the season at home to Peebles 22-18.

Next Saturday, 23rd November we have a home match v Hamilton (kick off 2pm).

Mens Hockey – 1st XI win last match before winter break

Saturday 16th November

The ESM Mens 1st XI won the final match of the first half of the outdoor season defeating Aberdeen Grammar 2-0 at Rubislaw to go into the winter break in a satisfactory fourth place (out of 10 teams) on 15 points in the second tier of Scottish Mens Hockey with four wins, two defeats and three draws having won promotion from Division 3 last season. Inverleith and Dunfermline Carnegie lead the way each with 8 – 1 records for 24 points.

The outdoor league resumes on 29th February.

Rugby – Seven Try Cup Win for 1st XV

Saturday 26th October

The 1st XV produced their best form of the season to defeat unbeaten NL2 league leaders Dumfries by the convincing margin of 43 – 22 in the SRU’s National League Cup at Inverleith a week after a league match against the same opponents was cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch.

Three first half tries took Stew Mel into a 19-3 lead and a further two early in the second half took the margin to 31-3 as the team continued to delight the sizable home support. Dumfries scored three tries in reply thereafter but never threatened the lead as Stew Mel added a further two of their own in between times. Altogether seven tries and four conversions in a great performance.

1st XV go down to Preston Lodge

Saturday 12th October

The 1st XV suffered a second league defeat of the season at Preston Lodge on Saturday losing by 25-19 in a game where they performed someway below expectations and after being helped into a half-time lead somewhat against the run of play by two PL errors leading to an interception try and a second when a defensive catch was missed under no pressure. PL were less gratuitous in the second half turning the match in their favour although some late Stew Mel pressure might have produced another score to close the gap.

This defeat leaves the team in sixth place on 18 points, five behind second placed Peebles. Next opponents Dumfries top the league with six wins out of six and 29 league points.

Christmas Reception : 5 December 2019

This year’s festive evening is on Thursday 5 December – Please be advised that, due to the popularity of the Carol Party, applications for tickets must be received no later than 21 November 2019

Tickets – cheques payable to SMC FP Club – are available from Charles S Wilson MBE, 66 Thomson Crescent, CURRIE, EH14 5JS Tel: 0131 449 2866 Email: charles_s_wilson@btinternet.com

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