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Kirkcaldy v Biggar at Beveridge Park Saturday 4 March 2017 kick-off 3:00pm

 
KIRKCALDY DISLODGED
Written by John Methven   
Sunday, 19 February 2017
PRESTON LODGE 35 KIRKCALDY 26

After a thoroughly entertaining game Preston Lodge just deserved to take the full five points on offer at Pennypit Park. Kirkcaldy's only consolation came from their four try bonus when they remained in contention to win until the last ten minutes..

The main difference between the sides lay in PL's ability to make the most of their scoring chances. They were totally secure on their own ball delivered quickly to a back division who knew how to make ground through some excellent tactical kicking.

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HONOUR BEFORE CUP PROGRESS
Written by John Methven   
Sunday, 29 January 2017
KIRKCALDY 14 HERIOTS 36

The Blues battled every inch of the way against holders Heriot's in this third round tie of the BT Cup at a dismal Beveridge Park last Saturday. Although there was no denying that Heriots thoroughly deserved their six try to two win before the biggest crowd at the ground in almost twenty years, Quintan Sanft's side will take immense credit from their performance against one of the top sides in the country and winners of their previous four Premiership games.

Lining up on a heavy pitch for kick-off with rain falling steadily Kirkcaldy were without front row duo Greg Wallace and George Mangalo and faced a side which dominated territory and possession in the early stages. There was no surprise in the 5th minute as the Edinburgh team handled crisply, first creating a frustrated overlap on the right before switching to the left for flanker Michael Maltman to touch down.

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BLISTERING CQP BLOW BLUES OFF COURSE
Written by John Methven   
Sunday, 22 January 2017
KIRKCALDY 12 CARTHA QUEENS PARK 59

A bruised and battered Kirkcaldy team ended a dismal second best in this National 2 game at Beveridge Park. Trailing 19-0 at half time they conceded a further six tries after the break as they collapsed defensively against a powerful side anxious to maintain their top spot in the league table.

Although they managed to scrape two second half tries the Blues were totally outplayed in these forty minutes as the slickest moving side seen at Beveridge Park this season exploited every aspect of defensive disorganisation.

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The Kirkcaldy Rugby cap who got away
Written by John Methven   
Monday, 09 January 2017

Seventy years ago last autumn  (John)  Murray Hunter returned to Cambridge University from his home in Kirkcaldy to resume his studies in Classics which had been interrupted by war service.  Born on 10th November 1920,  he was the elder son of the Rev J M Hunter, minister of Abbothall Parish Church.

Murray's education started at West Primary School, close to the then Abbotshall Manse in Milton Road. Later when the Manse moved to a new building in West Albert Road, he enrolled at the near by Kirkcaldy High Primary School  on Sang Road, now the site of  the car park of  Fife College.

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BLUE BLITZ
Written by John Methven   
Sunday, 08 January 2017

KIRKCALDY 85 HILLHEAD/JORDANHILL 5

The Blues maintained recent improved form with a fourteen try gallop against the division's basement side who have still to win a game this season.  Physically inferior and outplayed in almost every aspect of the game the Hills side never capitulated and to their credit were putting pressure on the home line as the match ended.

World Rugby's recent ruling banning tackles  above the shoulder in a bid to improve player safety came into force with less than three minutes played at Beveridge Park. Home player coach Quintan Sanft suffered the indignity of being shown a yellow card for the first time in his long and illustrious career for a tackle which previously would have passed unnoticed.  Six minutes later Kirkcaldy winger Jamie Moffat also went to the bin for a high tackle.  To balance things, two of the visiting team also went went off for ten minutes before half time.  Interestingly, the threat of a yellow or even a red card meant that by and large tacklers went for the legs for the remainder of the game.

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BLUES AVENGE SEPTEMBER DEFEAT
Written by John Methven   
Sunday, 18 December 2016
WEST OF SCOTLAND  22 KIRKCALDY 34

The Blues ended the year with  five point win at Burnbrae which lifted them above their hosts in the National  2 table and avenged the single point loss suffered at Beveridge  Park in September.

With both sides intent on attack there were inevitable handling errors but they managed to put together an attractive eighty minutes of league rugby.   Although  West scored within three minutes of the start in yet another dismal Kirkcaldy start through a driving maul leading to a Fraser Smeaton try converted by Blair Smith.  Quintan Sanft's men were no slouches in their reposte and a Greg Wallace score converted by Craig Letham quickly tied the game
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This Week's Fixtures

Saturday 18 February 2017

1st XV 26 Preston Lodge 35

2nd XV 32 Kinross 24

U18 8 Falkirk (Cup) 7

Sunday 19 February 2017

U16/U15 v Huntly (a) (Shield) Bus leaves BP Car Park 08:30 sharp

S1/S2 v Bannockburn (a) ko 12:30

Wee Blues training at 10am

 

League Table

BT National League Division 2

TeamPlPts
Cartha QP 18 78
Kelso 16 72
Peebles
 17 69
GHK
 17 61
Preston Lodge 18 57
Aberdeenshire 16 52
Biggar 18 45
Whitecraigs 17 33
West of Scotland 18 33
Kirkcaldy 16 32
Ardrossan Acad 17 16
Hillhead Jordanhill 18 1

View full league table on scottishrugby.org

Star Check

FIFE TROPHY CENTRE

Match 18 v Heriot's

3 James Pow
2 Craig Letham
1 Michael Harper

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