Jed-Forest charge on with championship crusade

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LIVINGSTON arrived at Riverside confident, but the Jed boys were aiming for eight from eight and were specially keen not to slip up at home.

A clean take from the kick-off by John Szkudro set up a midfield burst deep into Livingston territory. Sean Goodfellow lifted the ball from the back of the ruck to spot a hole and ghost through to score between the posts.

Iain Chisholm then touched down, for the first of three tries by the Jed full-back, before Chris Gillon got on the scoresheet with a try in the same corner.

Cries of disappointment from the home crowd, as Chisholm sent a seemingly wayward kick across the park, soon turned to applause when he followed it up, charged down the Livingston 10, and took the ball on the full to score. Gillon had his second not long after, touching down his own hack-on.

Two penalties and a converted try for Livingston gave Jed something to think about at half-time with the scoreline standing at 29-13, Chris Laidlaw having slotted two conversions.

There was no need to worry, though, as the hosts continued their demolition job with further tries from Robert Hogg and Chisholm, both converted by Laidlaw.

Mark Burke completed the scoring with a blistering run up the touchline before carrying three players over the line with him to dot down for a well deserved try.

Laidlaw converted from out wide to cap off a good team performance and hit the 50 mark.