Dalkeith take spoils in rugby derby

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Penicuik 17, Dalkeith 29

This late season local derby had much less riding on it than in recent years, with the teams at polar ends of the league and their placings for the forthcoming league split already fairly settled.

However, there is always local pride to battle for when these two teams meet!

The opening quarter was a fairly dire affair, with Penicuik’s very limited game plan successful in stifling any attempts by the visitors to open up the match, not helped by a mis-firing Dalkeith line-out and messy scrums.

However, Davidson was unlucky not to get more out of a blindside break, as his support was slow to provide assistance, allowing the Penicuik defence to ultimately clear their lines.

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