A strong Kilts team travelled to Old Streetonians on Saturday, September 13 and opened their account in fine fashion winning 54-13 in their first ever Merit Table fixture.
The first half produced 2 tries for the visitors and two penalties against for a half time score 12-6.
The home side came out with intent in the second half and got their first and ply try of the game 6 minutes in.
But The Kilts played their best rugby in the last 30 minutes scoring 5 more tries to win the game comfortably!
The challenge for this team is to always be able to honour their fixture and it means players join in and make this a team to be proud of in the club.
Well done to everyone that wants to be part of building this new team in the club!
Long may The Kilts continue to build their own history.
Bank of England – 22 (4T, 1 C) London Scottish Kilts -17 (3T, 1C) – Saturday, September 20.
It was a lovely afternoon for rugby at the impressive Bank of England facilities.
Unfortunately the London Scottish Kilts struggle a little bit due many injuries and they could only show 13 players, and not a full front row, the game had to played with uncontested scrums.
The game started at a good pace with the Kilts applying a lot of pressure on BoE and forcing errors.
After the first 10 minutes BoE scored after a line out on The Kilts 5 metre line with a powerful drive from their forwards.
On minute 25, BoE scored again in the same fashion: penalty kicked to the corner, line out catch and drive with the score now reading 10-0.
The Kilts reacted very well and after some phases of good rugby spreading the ball out wide, they scored and converted to be three points behind.
Before the break BoE scored and converted a try.
The only time during the game that they explored the two man advantage to get in in the corner.
The game went to 17-7 at the break.
The second half started well for The Kilts scoring a try with the first play making the score 17-12 and they started believing that it was possible to win the game.
That belief bring rewards and on minute 65 they scored and tied the game at 17 all.
With 15 minutes remaining and with less energy available due to a great 13 man effort, BoE made some changes, bringing on fresh players and got some momentum.
A luxury not available on the day for The Kilts.
This allowed the opposition to play more in the Kilts own half and score the fatal try by their captain putting the score on 22-17.
I was a great game for those 13 warriors, conquering one precious point in the pursuit of the MMT2 league win.
Pre-season friendly result: The Claymores and The Kilts combined and played a friendly game on the 6th of September against Grasshoppers 2/3s away and recorded a 39-12 win.