Heavy loss leaves Dalkeith at wrong end of the table

Forrester v Dalkeith
Forrester v Dalkeith

Dalkeith RFC went down 39-7 in Edinburgh on Saturday against Forrester in this BT East Region Division One match.

The defeat leaves the King’s Park side eighth in the ten team league after three games.

Forrester started brightly with having most of the possession and it only took nine minutes to get on the score sheet with Garry Smith galloping down the wing then with a superb off-load to the Fish (David Allan) who then stormed through his opposite number to go over for the first try. Fraser Newbury could not convert.

Straight from the kick off Forrester scored again with Craig Morrison going on a mazy run beaten quite a few of the Dalkeith players to then get brought down just before glory, which let Bradley Moffat his partner in crime in the back row to fall over the line. Fraser Newbury again missed the kick.

Number eight stalwart Paddy Bree scored a try from two yards out from a Dalkeith scrum, Craig Morrison pounced on a loose ball and got away a great off load to the supporting Paddy for the score. Again Fraser Newbury missed the kick.

Dalkeith scored a try before the break with McMillan going over the line. And Cowie got the kick.

Craig Morrison got his well deserved try two minutes into the second half with some comical defending from Dalkeith and Craig Morrison pounced on the loose ball to score the try. Fraser Newbury put his kicking boots on for the second half and does what he does best and rattled it over the extra two points.

Another player deserving of a try was Garry Smith and it came in the 76 with a powerful run from Euan Wardrop going through two or three tackles then off loading to the man himself Garry Smith who then had to power through another couple of challenges to go over the line for try. It then left Fraser Newbury an easy kick for the two points.

Last try came from sub Daniel Park. Fraser Newbury gave Stewart Fulton a floating pass who then passed it onto Ryan Inglis who selfishly off-loaded it onto Daniel Park to dive over the line. The last kick of the game was left to Fraser Newbury from the touchline and he sailed it through with his eyes closed.

This Saturday Dalkeith welcome ninth placed Dunbar to King’s Park for a East/ Midlothian derby, with both sides keen to get points on the board and move away from early possible relegation battle.

Elsewhere, in the BT East Region Division Two Penicuik’s good start continued with a third win on the spin.

This time they defeated Inverleith 36-0, David Zavaroni, Arran Thomas, Gav Stephen and Ali McCoormack the try scorers.