Leith 12 Langholm 30

Langholm gained their most impressive win for some time at Leith last Saturday.

By John Smith
Monday, 19th October 2015, 1:16 pm

The result was never in doubt as the men from Milntown controlled the game up front, with the back row trio of Elliot Little, Scott Howatson and Jaimie Ashton-Smith always to the fore. Howatson decided to return to action after not playing last season and this was his first time out in the present campaign and was a big plus to the side and secured plenty lineout ball.

Langholm went in front with a Niall Cubbon penalty goal after 13 minutes and then rewarding tries from forwards Smith and Callum Bell, both converted by Cubbon, gave Langholm 17 points by half time.

Howatson went over for a try in the second half which was converted by Cubbon, who then added a brace of penalties as Langholm dominated.

Leith deserve praise for defending resolutely against heavy pressure.

This away win for Langholm moves them away from the relegation zone up to seventh in the league.