|Boroughmuir triumphed in the 65th edition of Kirkcaldy’s annual seven-a-side tournament on Saturday at Beveridge Park. The Edinburgh side won the Heggie Cup for the second time in four years, beating the hosts in the final.
Heggie Cup winners Boroughmuir
The event, this year sponsored by Fife Carpet Mill and Rainbow Flowers, featured twelve teams from Central Scotland and saw good crowds enjoying the day’s rugby action.
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Kirkcaldy got the tournament off to a great start thanks to a 42-14 win over last year’s winners Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. They followed this up with another convincing win in their second group match, 36-10 the score against Stirling University.
Last year’s Plate winners Boroughmuir also impressed, winning both their group matches, 47-14 against Dunfermline and 50-0 over Abertay University.
The most competitive group involved Kirkcaldy’s second string team Wolverines. They competed well in their 19-5 defeat to Glenrothes before securing a 29-26 win against Hamilton to progress from the group.
Having won both their games against Strathmore, the final group match was a decider between Howe of Fife and St Andrews University, which Howe won 24-17 to claim their place in the semi-final.
In the Plate tournament for the runners-up in each group, The Dragoons and St Andrews progressed beating the Wolverines and Dunfermline respectively. The final saw St Andrews University outclass their Leuchars-based rivals 31-5.
Kurt Littlejohn scores in the final
Glenrothes were up against the hosts in the first semi-final, but couldn’t live with Kirkcaldy’s pace, the tie finishing 26-5 to the Blues. The second semi saw the closest match of the afternoon. Boroughmuir took a handy lead but Howe of Fife fought back in the second half, before ‘Muir managed to clinch the hard-fought tussle 21-19.
The tournament concluded with an exciting final in the evening sunshine. Kirkcaldy led 19-14 at half-time, but the visitors made a second half comeback to take the lead. And although the home side pulled one back, Boroughmuir scored another late on to round off their win.
Meanwhile in the Under 18s event, five teams played a round-robin tournament with Hamilton, Howe of Fife and Kirkcaldy each winning three of their four matches. Howe and Kirkcaldy racked up the most tries so progressed to the final on the main pitch, which ended 29-17 in favour of the Cupar side.