Dalkeith triumph over Penicuik in rugby derby

Penicuik v Dalkeith
Penicuik v Dalkeith

Penicuik 20, Dalkeith 21

After Dalkeith’s huge league win only three weeks ago, Penicuik had an early chance for revenge on home turf in this round one fixture of the SRU Regional Bowl competition.

Dalkeith were missing their captain Davidson to injury and lock Graham was offshore, but otherwise both teams were near to full strength.

There was a tentative start from both teams, with Dalkeith’s usually reliable scrum looking shaky as they lost the first one against the head. Dalkeith put a couple of good phases together before Penicuik were dragged off side and Clugston chipped over the easy penalty chance for a 0-3 lead.

The visitor’s Rae burst into the Penicuik 22 before offloading to Halliday, who after a bullocking run found Duke on his shoulder for the opening try.

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