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U16 Struggle in Winter Conditions
Written by Patrick Hadoke   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Perthshire 34 Kirkcaldy U16/U15 10

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Scott leads an attack with Matt, Mark and Craig in support
Some winter days in Scotland are almost balmy, with warm sunshine, a gentle breeze and a promise of spring in the air. Sunday was not one of those days. Halfway into the match in grey, overcast conditions, on a wet pitch, with snow falling, a cold, waterlogged Kirkcaldy team were struggling to make any headway against strong, well-organised opposition. A try scored just as the half-time whistle sounded left the Blues 24 points behind and with a mountain to climb.

The scene was set right from the start. Craig caught well from the kick off but Perth stripped the ball, recycled and, after a couple of phases, sucked in the Kirkcaldy defence to open the scoring. This set the pattern for the rest of the half, with Kirkcaldy struggling to get out of their own 22. The pack was struggling to hold its own, giving the half-backs a torrid time behind the scrum.

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2nd XV v Dundee University Medics in photos
Written by Ken Dunn   
Sunday, 22 February 2015
Photos by Ken Dunn
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Blues just fail to keep in touch
Written by John Methven   
Sunday, 22 February 2015

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Photos by Ken Dunn
KIRKCALDY 13 MUSSELBURGH 27

Kirkcaldy started brightly and with only eight minutes played Jamie Moffat had kicked two penalties for a 6-0 lead Musselburgh hardly looked like a team leading the division. Uncertainty in the visitors’ defence gave the Blues territorial advantage and although these penalty chances were kicked at least two try chances should have been improved.

The Musselburgh game slowly came together, initially through scrummaging power but line-out dominance soon followed… Musselburgh stand off Alfonso Horomia placed a penalty into the Blues left corner and with minimum difficulty lock Euan O’Brien was driven over for the first try which Danny Owenson failed to convert.

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Connor Hughes Appeal
Written by Norman White   
Monday, 16 February 2015

Last Saturday, prior to the Kirkcaldy v Livingston match, Kirkcaldy vice-president  Jimmy Bonner presented a cheque for £3742 to Sarah Hughes, the sister of Connor Hughes, the  19 year old Stirling University player who broke his neck in a Midlands League game last September.

He is now in the San Diego Project Walk  Paralysis Recovery Centre in California  in  an effort to regain body movements such as walking.  Several visits to this clinic will be needed with their attendant costs which will run into hundreds of thousands of pounds. To this end a fund has been set up and this has been warmly embraced by the rugby community.

Vice-President Jimmy learned of this fund raising and immediately set about finding out how he could help.  He has gathered monies from a wide variety of sources, most especially from individual sponsorship at the annual New Year Loony Dook swimming event in Kirkcaldy.

Donations to this fund can still be made.  By phone  Text CJST95 £(donation amount) to 70070 or Online    www.Connorsjourney.com/fundraising

 
BLUES SCORING SPREE
Written by John Methven   
Saturday, 14 February 2015

KIRKCALDY 91  LIVINGSTON  0

A slow tempo Kirkcaldy start in which they searched for  continuity hardly suggested such a commanding outcome.  Set piece ball abounded but handling errors meant that the scoreboard didn’t move in the first fifteen minutes.  The only incident of note in that time was a flare up involving a dozen players wisely ended by the referee’s intervention.
The penalty advantage in the early stages favoured Kirkcaldy and from one of Craig Letham’s touch finders to the corner Gavin McKenzie slipped away for the first try to make the  score 5-0.   Play continued unspectacularly with Livingston seemingly coping defensively against constant  if uncontrolled Kirkcaldy possession.

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Undercooked Kirkcaldy
Written by John Methven   
Monday, 09 February 2015

KIRKCALDY 18 GREENOCK  WANDERERS 13

Full of confidence after their win at Falkirk, Kirkcaldy perhaps expected an easier passage against a side who had shipped seventy two points in their last game. However with this game into the last quarter, the Blues had surrendered an 11-3 lead conceding ten unanswered points. A late rally produced a try for winger Chris Mann converted by Craig Letham and a slightly uncomfortable Kirkcaldy win.

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This Week's Fixtures

Saturday 28 February

2nd XV v Stirling County 3rd XV (a) ko 1pm

Sunday 1st March

U16/U15 v Portobello at Beveridge Park ko 1pm. Meet at 12noon

U14/U13 training at Beveridge Park @ 10am

Wee Blues training at Beveridge Park @ 10am

Whats on in the Club

League Table

BT National League Division 2

TeamPlPts
Musselburgh
 20 79
Hamilton 18 70
Howe of Fife  16 66
Falkirk 18 66
Aberdeenshire 16 57
Whitecraigs 16 45
Cartha QP 17 44
Kirkcaldy 18 39
Greenock Wands 18 24
Ardrossan Acad 18 23
Haddington 19 12
Livingston 16 8

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2 Mark Wallace

1 Connor Wood

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