ALLOA Rugby Club looked back on a positive season so far as their year was brought to an early end last weekend.

Kris Aitken’s side were set to take on Dundee University Medics on Saturday, December 9 but the match was postponed due to extreme weather, just 10 minutes before the fixture was set to begin.

With that, Alloa’s 2023 was brought an early end, but this allowed for the team to reflect on their strong start.

The side sit second in the league table, behind Blairgowrie RFC, albeit with a game in hand and having only lost one of their fixtures this season.

The club posted a statement on their Facebook page, lamenting the cancellation of the Dundee Uni fixture.

It said: “Alloa Rugby Club were hugely disappointed to lose their final league fixture of the season to the weather 10 minutes before the scheduled kick off time.

“A massive effort had gone in earlier in the morning to make the pitch playable and the short-handed travelling Dundee University had been accommodated with the “game on” principle and non-contested scrums.

“However, after the warm ups had taken place and despite the home side and match official happy for the match to go ahead, the rules state both teams need to agree on playing conditions.

“The fixture will now be rescheduled for the new year.”

Despite the cancellation, Alloa can now look ahead to a big January, which will see Kris Aitken’s side take on league leaders Blairgowrie.

Following that, Alloa will also look to kickstart a good run in the Caledonia Bowl, also set for the new year.

The statement continued: “Alloa have much to be happy with how the season has unfolded so far.

“Team manager Kris Aitken, and club captain Gary Taylor, have worked hard to raise the togetherness of the squad and have increased the depth of playing pool.

“The players have responded really well winning six out of seven league fixtures, averaged over 40 points per match and scored a try scoring bonus point in every fixture.

“The squad now look forward to two big fixtures against league leaders Blairgowrie in January and hopefully a good run in the Caledonia Bowl.”