Tense, hard-fought, facing the team that had placed them second last season, London Scottish’s battling display in their final league match of the 2013/14 season secured promotion for a second season in a row as they beat Old Albanians B by 14 points to five.
The victory marked the end of a season where only one league match had been lost, 20-5 against Wasps.
Three other victories over Grasshoppers (45-0), Chess Valley (31-22) and Barnet Elizabethans (42-0) and valuable bonus points had London Scottish sustain first and second positions in the league through the course of this year.
The season had its frustrations. Half our squad had missed matches through injuries at some time, many players took on new roles and positions to ensure the London Scottish line stayed strong and the unquestioning commitment of our squad has now reaped its just reward.
Well done every one of you!
Players: Richard Anderson, George Bothamley, Johnny Brydon, Alex Collisson, Andrew Conder, Alfie Downing, Alex Duggan, Ross Edgar, Dominic Egan, Eilaaf El-Essawy, Conor Fraser, Brynley Hamer, Jack Hardman, Ryan Lado, Will McArthur, Owen McAvoy-Murray, Tristan Odetie-Cabrera, Jorge Oliver, Charlie Parfitt, Joachim Ridley-Barker, Oliver Steafel, Huw Thomson, Oscar Thorpe, Hamish Whitear, Ben Wilson, Tom Winter, Max Zander-Holder About
You dont have to be experienced, or built like a house to play rugby at London Scottish.
We focus on getting the teamwork and skills right.
Our players are drawn from a variety of local state and private schools and have built a strong team ethic on the variety and differences of their backgrounds.
You dont have to be Scottish to play for us, but we certainly have attracted a good share of other exiles with players whose antecedents stretch from Malawi to Germany and from Spain to Russia.
We have a four strong coaching team. We are able to supervise and support players and build their skills but above all confidence as players.
Our squad is relatively small so that means new faces are always welcome and get given a game suitable to their playing level as quickly as possible.
Just come along to training or give one of the coaching team a call. Simples.
We train on Sundays at 1200, and Wednesdays at 1900 each work except for school holidays.