Reds at the dou­ble with win

West Lothian Courier - - Sports - Broughton .......... 16 Lin­lith­gow .......... 19

Lin­lith­gow Reds did an un­usual dou­ble over Broughton on Satur­day with the game count­ing in both the league and Ed­in­burgh Shield.

With the two sides set to meet at the same venue in suc­ces­sive weeks in league and cup, both teams and the Cham­pi­onship Com­mit­tee agreed to play one game as a dou­ble header for all the spoils.

In what was a par­tic­u­larly tight af­fair played in try­ing con­di­tions a Jack Frame penalty for the visitors was the only scor­ing in the first half.

He then traded penal­ties with his coun­ter­part to make it 6-3 for the Reds in the early stages of the sec­ond half be­fore he was taken to hos­pi­tal with a sus­pected frac­tured jaw fol­low­ing an ac­ci­den­tal col­li­sion.

The hosts made the most of the en­forced reshuffle, with the Reds’John Chap­man also be­ing taken off due to in­jury, as they took the lead for the first time in the clash, boast­ing a 16-6 ad­van­tage.

But the Reds bench would turn the game in their favour as quick-fire tries from Cammy Mur­rie and Kieran Cochrane saw the scores tied at 16-16 with 10 min­utes re­main­ing.

The next score was al­ways likely to be cru­cial and with no Frame it was left to Rab Cairns to slot home what would be the win­ning penalty that en­sured not only four league points but safe pas­sage into the sec­ond round of the Ed­in­burgh Shield.

Pic­ture Gra­ham Black

Cammy Mur­rie scored one of Lin­lith­gow’s tries

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