Glasgow Academicals 8 Stewart’s Melville RFC 13
The 1st XV travelled to Glasgow to take on an Accies side who we had previously recorded a win against at Inverleith. The weather conditions were rather different on this occasion and not conducive to a handling game. Stew Mel opened the scoring with penalty and built on this lead with two unconverted tries by Freddie Roddick and Craig Davidson before half-time, 13-0. The second half was a struggle to hold on as Accies clawed their way back into the game with a penalty and a try, 13-8 and that was how it remained to the final whistle. The win and the four points keep us in third place in the league on 48 points but two wins behind second placed Highland (60) and leaders Biggar (64), all from 14 matches. The action returns to Inverleith on Saturday with a home match v Lasswade, 2 pm. After that we have a Christmas break from league play until 12th January.