Lasswade promotion hopes dented

Lasswade’s previous visits to YM in the National Leagues just a few seasons ago have tended to be unrewarding and this occasion followed that pattern.

The game started ominously when with just six minutes gone, prop Billingham limped off and was followed by front row colleagues Turnbull and Mackenzie later in the game meaning uncontested scrums for most of the second half.

In spite of drawing the fairly stiff headwind for the first half the Borders side opened up a half time lead of three unanswered but unconverted tries.

The visitors stemmed the flow in the second 40 and won the try count but could not prevent the fourth try bonus that also ensured they came home pointless.

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