WITH the main pitch at Scremerston waterlogged, this RBS Regional Shield tie took place on one of the outer pitches with the hosts making the most of the sodden conditions.
The Linden defence was tested to its limits throughout.
A disappointing result for Linden, who struggled to get a foothold in the game against a strong home pack and a speedy back division.
The Linden back row tackled their hearts out with Graham Blacklock putting in some fine hits. Ryan Beattie battled bravely against much bigger opponents.