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Next Match: 1st XV v Cartha QP at Beveridge Park  on 4th October  ko 3pm

 

U16 run through paces against understrength Waid
Written by Patrick Hadoke   
Monday, 29 September 2014
Waid 0 Kirkcaldy 48

Perfect conditions on Sunday allowed Kirkcaldy to run through their paces against an under-strength Waid team in Anstruther. With our opponents only able to field 12 players, 3 of the Kirkcaldy team (Fraser, Matthew and Connor) stepped in to bolster the Waid squad and allow 15-a-side rugby.

Kirkcaldy showed their intent from the first kick, with the ball retained and driven up the field in several phases before Jon forced himself across the line to touch down. Aiden Wiseman’s attempted conversion, into the wind, fell just short. The pattern was then well set for the rest of the half.

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Blues caught in Haddington storm but recover
Written by John Methven   
Saturday, 27 September 2014
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Dayle Turner celebrates his second try, which gave the Blues a lead for the first time
HADDINGTON 29 KIRKCALDY 30

Houdini returned to Neilson Park last Saturday in the form of Kirkcaldy Rugby, who overturned a 27th minute nineteen point deficit to win by a single point in a fiercely contested game. For much of the first half when Haddington had wind advantage, the Blues made little progress from their 22. A strong looking Haddington back line appeared to tear holes in flimsy defence almost at will. Kirkcaldy defensive disorganisation coupled with thin tackling made Haddington look nothing like a team moored in the basement.

Full back James Ferguson, scorer of three unanswered Haddington tries, proved almost unstoppable in the first half hour.  Kirkcaldy were surrendering hard earned ball and they had no response to the strong running East Lothian side, belying their league status. They might have been further ahead as the referee blew up for a dubious looking forward pass as they were in the act of scoring their bonus point try.

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1st XV earn praise but not points against Whitecraigs
Written by John Methven   
Sunday, 21 September 2014

KIRKCALDY 18 WHITECRAIGS 30

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Photos by Ken Dunn
The Blues matched Glasgow southsiders and likely promotion contenders, Whitecraigs for long spells of this National league 2 match at Beveridge Park on a perfect autumn afternoon.

In the pre match warm up Whitecraigs looked the better conditioned side and their pace denied the Blues early possession. After coming close, their speedy back play paid off in the 11th minute with winger Ryan McKeown dotting down for an unconverted try after his side chose to tap a penalty in front of the posts. Quintan Sanft’s men had a bad set back just before the Whitecraigs try when centre Iain Gillies following a superb mid field break came down heavily sustaining a broken ankle

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U16 perform well against tough Falkirk
Written by Patrick Hadoke   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Kirkcaldy U16 26 Falkirk 32

The 10 minutes at the start of the second half ultimately cost Kirkcaldy the result in this fixture. In the first half, against a well-drilled and committed opposition, they had shown themselves more than capable of edging the fixture.

The match started with sustained Kirkcaldy pressure which was undone on 5 minutes when the Blues retreated slowly, allowing Falkirk to run onto and collect a speculative defensive kick, leading to the opening score.

 

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1XV hold out for away win against Greenock Wands
Written by John Methven   
Sunday, 14 September 2014

GREENOCK WANDERERS 10 KIRKCALDY 14

In a storming finish by the Greenock side, the Blues just held out for an away win which their earlier play well deserved.  Starting with the experienced Mark Thomson and Greg Wallace in the prop positions and  forceful play by the back row in which youngster Steve Milne excelled. Kirkcaldy made the early running.  Despite missing a straight forward penalty in the opening minutes the Blues quickly made amends with a well struck counter from full back Finlay Smith in 20 minutes. In response Wanderers attacks were much more spasmodic although they did earn a shot at goal missed by Craig McCarron

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The Late Alan Gibb
Written by Norman White   
Thursday, 11 September 2014

The Club learned today (11 September) of the sudden death of Alan Gibb. Alan, a member of the club for over 30 years, had served it in a variety of positions, including Youth convener, Bar convener and Treasurer  An enthusiastic touch line supporter , forthright in his views of players and referees, Alan seldom missed a game.

He was naturally at Beveridge Park last Saturday in his usual seat in the stand to see the opening day win against Aberdeenshire and appeared to be in good health.  The proximity of this to his death magnified the shock.

The club extends its deepest condolences to Liz and Alan jnr.  A minute’s silence in Alan’s memory will be observed at the next home game against Whitecraigs on 20 September

 

This Week's Fixtures

Saturday 27th September

1st XV 30 Haddington 29

2nd XV v Strathmore at Bev Pk - Postponed

Sunday 28th September

Ladies v Stirling County at Bev Pk - Postponed. Replaced with a friendly at Bev Pk ko 11am

U16/U15 v Wade (a) ko 1pm Meet at Bev Pk Car Pk at 10:45

U14/U13 training at 10am

Wee Blues training at 10am

 

 

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Whats on in the Club

Saturday 1st November

Halloween Party at 7:30pm. Tickets £7 available from Allison at the bar 

League Table

BT National League Division 2

TeamPlPts
Howe of Fife 4 20
Falkirk

 4

 18
Hamilton
 4 16
Musselburgh 4 15
Kirkcaldy 4 14
Whitecraigs 4 11
Cartha QP 4 9
Ardrossan Acad 4 6
Greenock Wands 4 6
Aberdeenshire 4 4
Livingston 4 4
Haddington 4 3

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2 Liam Neilson

1 Greg Wallace

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