Hillfoots RFC 1XV.............38

Kirkcaldy 2XV......................0

BT Caledonia League, Division 2 Midlands

AFTER some heavy rain, Saturday saw Hillfoots XV host Kirkcaldy’s second string side in an important pre-break battle.

This game was the last game before a four-week break due to the Six Nations fixtures, so both teams were looking to put it a shift and leave nothing out on the field.

The conditions were cold and the pitch was heavy, and as the match kicked off, the visitors built some momentum and capitalised on some small errors by the hosts.

After the first five minutes however, Hillfoots found their stride and started to build some attacking phases and began to score some early tries after some excellent line breaks. The first half ended with Hillfoots scoring four tries with no reply from Kirkcaldy.

The second half began with Hillfoots playing in their opponent’s half for long periods and they scored two more well worked tries, one of which involved an excellent individual break from the Hillfoots fullback who received a clearance kick and broke around the outside of the Kirkcaldy centres and ran over half the field to score.

The rest of the game became a little more of a contested tie as Kirkcaldy defended well at times and applied some of their own pressure on the home team. The game finished 38-0 to Hillfoots XV.

Meanwhile, the Hillfoots 2nd XV, The Rams, played away at Bannockburn RFC in a close game which finished 16-12.

Both teams have a break for a few weeks, the Rams host Aberfeldy on March 10 and Hillfoots 1st XV travel to Morgan RFC on March 24.