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Marr versus Kirkcaldy

By stephen Allam

Marr welcome the men from Fife.

“Gregor Paxton bursts through the Kirkcaldy defence” Stephen Allam

PREMATCH REPORT
MARR 1ST XV versus KIRKCALDY TENNENTS NATIONAL DIVISON 1 Kick Off 2PM

Marr welcome the men from Fife to Fullarton for a festive rugby bash.

Marr will be extremely eager to maintain their momentum this Saturday when they entertain National league 1 newcomers, Kirkcaldy.

Earlier on in the season Marr, won on their trip to the Kingdom of Fife 41 points to 17. However Marr head coach Craig Redpath will not be resting on his laurels and I am sure that he will be pointing out that Kirkcaldy were certainly no push over.

The first match in September looks like a fairly comprehensive win for Marr. However on that day Marr were ruthless in taking every opportunity that they created and Kirkcaldy certainly got their fair share of the ball.

Kirkcaldy are well known for having the biggest pack in the league and Marr know that they will have to fight to secure enough ball that will allow Marr’s backs the opportunity to break the Kirkcaldy defence.

With the weather forecast not looking too good, this may result in Marr having to play a much tighter game, rather than their usual expansive brand of rugby.

Craig Redpath has been forced into making a few changes from last week’s great result away to Musselburgh.

Out goes our number 8 Ben Johnston, who has work commitments and in comes the experienced Fraser Grant to replace him.

Tom Steven is also away this weekend, however the Marr faithful will be glad to see the return of Marr’s own world traveller Scott Bickerstaff, after his highly successful trips to Dubai and Barbados.
Jack Scott gets rested and in comes Gregor Paxton to the centre position with Richard Dalgleish moved to the wing.

Marr’s bench looks good as Ollie Rossi returns after working away and 2nd XV captain Josh Evans will look to come on and make his usual strong impact.

We ask all the purple and gold supporters to wrap up really well and come along and cheer on the boys, while remembering to show respect to our valued match officials and our opposing team.

Tennent's National League Division 1 / 2018-2019

Marr RFC 1st XV (Men) vs Kirkcaldy RFC 1st XV
15/12/2018 14:00

1 William Farquhar 89
2 Stephen Adair 132
3 Calvin Henderson 15
4 Ewan Bulger 36
5 Ross Miller 26
6 Daniel Law 20
7 Mackenzie Pearce 73
8 Fraser Grant 142
9 Findlay Hazel 13
10 Colin Sturgeon 105
11 Richard Dalgleish 30
12 Conor Bickerstaff 164
13 Gregor Paxton 42
14 Scott Bickerstaff 197
15 Liam McLoughlin 15

Subs

16 Ollie Rossi 97
17 Graeme Dick 12
18 Curran McMillan 10
19 Josh Evans 26
20 Jack Scott 10


Updated 19:25 - 15 Jan 2019 by Kevin Quinn

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