Langholm fail to get going

Langholm 7

Musselburgh 61


JOHN SMITH reports from Milntown

table-toppers Musselburgh demolished an understrength Langholm side with nine tries, of which eight were converted.

Langholm were only able to field seven regulars due to a recent spate of injuries and Musselburgh exploited a weak inexperienced home defence.

Six converted tries came in the first half, mainly from poor Langholm defending, to make it 42-0 at the break.

It looked like the one-way traffic would continue, but Langholm made a determined fight back.

Keith Davidson sent an intelligent kick for Lewis Miller, who did well to jink past the defender to score. Niall Cubbon converted to make it 42-7 after 55 minutes.

Langholm continued to give Musselburgh problems, but fell away in the last 10 minutes when the visitors grabbed another three tries of which two were converted.

Langholm: C. Jardine; E. Waitt, J. Reid, N. Cubbon, L. Miller; K. Davidson, C. Hislop; J. Ratcliffe, S. Devlin, C. Little, A. Tyler, J. Ashton-Smith, S. Kitching, R. Taylor, S. Graham. Subs: J. McVittie, S. Jardine.