Dalkeith demolish Langholm



Langholm were totally demolished at Dalkeith last Saturday when the home side, who at present top the East division one league, piled on a massive total, writes John Smith.

Langholm struggled to get a side together for the away journey and credit must go to the 16 players who did turn out because a heavy defeat was always on the cards.

The only good thing that came out of things was that Langholm fulfilled the fixture and will not have to forfeit more points and play later.

The Langholm cause was not helped by injuries which saw Eddie Turner and Gregor Masterton having to leave the field in the 19th and 25th minutes respectively.

The home side led 38-7 at half time with Andrew Bell having scored for Langholm when intercepting an attempt by Dalkeith to attack from inside their own 22. Ruri Marshall added the conversion points.

Allan Tyler was yellow carded and Rory Brown was injured, and Langholm played much of the second half with 14 players.

Jaimie Ashton-Smith scored for Langholm in the second period with an interception from a Dalkeith defensive lineout and again Marshall converted.