Missed chances for Milntown men

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LANGHOLM looked like holding on for victory at Milntown last Saturday, but Linlithgow grabbed a try with three minutes remaining and the conversion put them in front.

Play was rather scrappy and littered with penalties, but after 23 minutes the visitors secured a good try from winger Ty Watson after feeding wide.

Niall Cubbon missed three penalties, but also had two successful kicks just before the interval to give Langholm a 6-5 lead at the break.

After the restart, Matt Dickson kicked a penalty for Linlithgow and Cubbon made suitable reply for Langholm. The hosts went further ahead when a break from their own 22 led to winger Richard Mackay racing in to score. Cubbon missed the difficult conversion leaving the score at 14-8.

After a period of attacks, winger Ross Plenderleith scored the late try for Linlithgow, which was converted by Dickson.