Reds at the double with win
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.
Cammy Murrie scored one of Linlithgow’s tries