Rugby – Sat 4th December – 1st XV win at Whitecraigs

Whitecraigs 5 Stewart’s Melville RFC 36

The club’s 1st XV won their fifth successive match in National League 2 away to Whitecraigs in Glasgow by a 36-5 margin on Saturday to consolidate their second place in the league table while some of the promotion rivals suffered unexpected reverses.

The win gives the club 47 points from 12 matches only one point behind league leaders GHK who surprisingly lost by 30-5 away to Gordonians. Preston Lodge are now best of the rest in third place on 37 points also from 12 games. The pre Christmas programme of matches concludes on Saturday with a home match at Inverleith (2pm) v sixth placed Peebles who have a 6-5 winning record from 11 matches.