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Saturday 17th March

1stXV v Peebles at Beveridge Park - 3pm kick-off

Ladies end the year with defeat
Written by Stuart Cameron   
Sunday, 03 December 2017
Kirkcaldy Ladies 7 Garioch Ladies 22
Kirkcaldy Ladies welcomed Garioch to Beveridge Park for the final league match of 2017. Injuries and unavailability had again hampered the team but the assembled squad put in another hard shift.
The visitors started well and were on the front foot for most of the first half. This required stout defence from Kirkcaldy, with Mhairi Cockburn putting in some tremendous tackles. Garioch went ahead after 20 minutes when their winger scored a try in the corner. The team from Inverurie increased their advantage when their forwards punched over. The conversion was good, making it 0-12 at half-time.
Kirkcaldy kicked off to begin the second half, hoping for a good start. Unfortunately it didn’t go to plan as Garioch broke away to score their third try. However things turned around, with all but the final play of the game spent in the Garioch half as the home side finally put some phases together.
Ailidh McCall and Rose Dolan were running hard in the backs with Alison Massie and her forward pack beginning to get some momentum. Gairoch defended well but were finally breached when Dolan took a short pass from Linda Morrison to crash over for a try. Sandra Laird converted to make it 7-17.
Morrison was then unlucky not to score herself after making a break, but she was stopped short of the try line. Too many penalties let the visitors off the hook with easy outs relieving the pressure. Kirkcaldy couldn’t find the killer pass and after turnover ball, Garioch shipped it wide to score their bonus point try.
Blues roar back for bonus point win
Written by John Methven   
Saturday, 02 December 2017


Pre-match, this game at Laigh Bent was regarded as possibly the Blues toughest assignment of the season. Relegated last spring, the Lanarkshire side have been going well in National 2 and most observers considered them as favourites for a quick return to the higher division. The Blues would also have memories of a 98-12 hammering on their last visit to Hamilton.

There may be slicker back lines in National 2 this season with the Blues heavily dependent on an excellent pack but there is steel throughout this Kirkcaldy outfit. Post match, Director of Rugby Mark Henderson, in summing up this performance, declared “We came strong in the last quarter against a good side, again emphasising our fitness. They played some good rugby and had the better of possession but what we had in abundance was heart and it was heart that won the game for us.

Early running showed a confident home side, comfortably handling the ball and making good use of their possession. The Blues had initially defended a 10 metre line-out before the ball went out to the right with the Kirkcaldy backs drawn infield Hamilton had space out wide to give Alistair Howatson space to go in for the opening try and a 5-0 lead.

Dominant Blues keep top spot
Written by John Methven   
Saturday, 04 November 2017


Biggar scores at either end of this National 2 game bookended an outstanding Kirkcaldy showing which keeps them at the top of the division. Although they were forced into uncontested scrums mid-way through the game a fiery performance by the home pack laid the foundations of victory. Also with much improved form by the back line this Kirkcaldy side carried threats in every department.

Forwards coach Kenny Fraser oozed satisfaction after his side's performance. He put this success down to the work the players have put in at training in recent weeks. “We are trying to play direct rugby, using our particular strengths, mainly keeping the ball tight and only going wide when the occasion is right. Everybody has bought into the game plan and the results show it is paying off”

Since they first played each other nearly thirty years ago, the south Lanarkshire have held the upper hand over the Blues for many seasons, although Quintan Sanft's men had single wins in the last two seasons. Little did any in the Beveridge Park crowd think in the opening minutes that such a handsome win would materialise. A furious Biggar start pinned the Blues into their 22 from kick-off eventually leading to a Carne Green penalty goal and a 3-0 lead.

Kirkcaldy just make it
Written by John Methven   
Saturday, 28 October 2017


West came close to snatching a draw in the closing stages of this untidy encounter at Burnbrae last Saturday with the missing of a late penalty attempt. It was heavy going on a sticky pitch with errors galore and both teams failed to take advantage of good scoring chances. Territorially Kirkcady had the upper hand for large portions of the game but regularly failed to capitalise. They were also aided by a shoal of unforced West errors, particularly at the line-out where in the first half alone they had five crooked throw-ins.

When the going got difficult for the Blues in the last fifteen minutes they showed real maturity in confronting adversity, a situation in the last few seasons where they would have gone on to lose. Honours yet again went to the Kirkcaldy forwards. It may not have been an unblemished performance but when it counted they produced their best.

The game had started brightly enough for Kirkcaldy, running strongly on to the ball and making good ground. Reward came in the seventh minute with Finlay Smith kicked penalty and 3-0 lead.

Blues let Lasswade loose
Written by John Methven   
Wednesday, 25 October 2017


Kirkcaldy came off second best at Hawthornden after a heavily contested game in which he lead changed hands several time. However in the final ten minutes the Midlothian side dominated possession and territory, doing enough to deserve their bonus point win.

At critical points in the game Lasswade handled and backed up in a way that the Blues just could not match. Too often Quintan Sanft's side, lacking the sharpness shown in earlier games, lost the ball in contact and were turned over just too often to get the win.

Mistakes punctuated the first half with both teams guilty of knock-ons and forward passes or ill directed kicks. Lasswade however tidied up their act in the second period doing enough for victory whereas Kirkcaldy continued to blunder along.

Ladies stage second half comeback
Written by Stuart Cameron   
Monday, 16 October 2017

Kirkcaldy Ladies 27 Broughton Ladies 17

Kirkcaldy Ladies welcomed Broughton to Beveridge Park for this National 1 league game. The visitors were unbeaten up to this point in their campaign, so as ever a tough game was expected. Kirkcaldy started well and got an early foothold in the Broughton half. Good phase play sucked in the defence and clean ball gave Brenda Brogan space to scoot in for the first score. Broughton fought back well and after twenty-five minutes levelled the match.

Although Kirkcaldy had the more possession and territory it was Broughton who took the lead after a breakaway led to another try. An injury to Brogan meant some reorganising was required but before Kirkcaldy could settle Broughton scored again, this time under the posts for an easy converted try. The home side had chances to get back into but a lack of composure let chances slip away, leaving the half-time score at 5-17.

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