3 wins at home for Dunfermline
Strong against Kirkcaldy and equally matched against Livingston.
Dunfermline 7 v 4 Kirkcaldy
First half team - Arthor, Callum, Eddie, Ruaridh, Adam, James F and James
Dunfermline scores straight from the start. Nothing comes from the first Kirkcaldy attack, Dunfermline restart and score. Kirkcaldy restart, good tackle from Eddie, Dunfermline hold Kirkcaldy on half way line and push them out into touch. turnover ball. Callum restarts and passes to Adam who scores. Kirkcaldy restart, good tackle by Ruaridh, good tackle by Eddie. Arthor scored. Kirkcaldy restart, good tackling by Ruaridh and James. Play stopped for forward passing. Good offload and Ruaridh scores. Dunfermline on attack driving forward, Arthor loses the ball but Dunfermline keep possession and James scores for the last play of the first half.
Second Half team – Lewis, Tom, Ollie, Lucas, Callum, James F and James
Second half. Kirkcaldy off to a better start by scoring in the first 20 sec. Dunfermline restart, unfortunately Ollie loses the ball and Kirkcaldy pick it up and run through to score again. James runs with ball, looks for offload, scramble at try line and Lewis sneaked through to score. Kirkcaldy run straight through gap in Dunfermline line but get tackled straight away. Lewis goes on attack, passes to James who passes to James F, ball goes into touch. Kirkcaldy restart make a long pass and score. Lucas restarts for Dunfermline but the team fumbles the passes and the ball goes into touch. Kirkcaldy start from touch line; James tackles passes to Lewis who is tackled to the ground. Similar to Scotland’s performance, lots of passes but no ground gained. Dunfermline make a forward pass in the final seconds and the ball is a turnover to Kirkcaldy who score.
Dunfermline 6 v 5 Livingston
First half team – Lewis, Ollie, Arthor, Lucas, Eddie, Ruaridh, Tom
Livingston go on the attack from the start, get tackled by Ruaridh but keep possession and score. Play moves to Dunfermline and Ruaridh takes a wide run and scores, well supported by Ollie. Livingston restart and get tackled again by Ruaridh, they see a gap at the other side of the pitch and try to make it there but again get wiped out by Ruaridh, they keep possession but after another forward pass their try is disallowed. Dunfermline start, Eddie makes a good run, passes to Arthor, who offloads to Lucas, Ruaridh gets the ball makes a long run up the wing and scores. Livingston restart, good tackle by Eddie, bear hug by Eddie, then a massive tackle by Ruaridh taking the ball into touch. Dunfermline starts from 5 yards out, Eddie gets ball and runs forward, offloads to Lucas, passes to Ruaridh, he offloads to Eddie who gets high tackled. Lwis restarts, passes to Lucas, who passes to Eddie, Eddie runs forward, passes to Arthor who goes for the try but is just short of the line. After a big melly on the touchline Ruaridh sneaks through and scores a try. Livi restart, Ruaridh tackles and despite a heroic effort by Lewis they manage to score. Dunfermline restart, Eddie makes progress through the midfield, offloads back to Ruaridh who goes on a long run and scores. Livi restart, Lewis and Ruaridh tackle and keep them back, but Livi regain ground and sneak through for the final try of the first half.
Second half team – Eddie, Ruaridh, Tom, Callum, James, James F, Adam
Dunfermline restart the second half, Eddie has the ball in the middle, offloads to Ruaridh, then James, then Adam who is held up on the line. Play restarts a foot from the line, ball passes to Ruaridh who scores. Livingston restart and lose the ball off the side of the pitch, turnover ball to Dunfermline. After an International level ruck and a lesson from the referee, Dunfermline pass the ball through the ranks and Ruaridh scores again. Livingston attack but lose the ball on the touch line, Dunfermline gain some ground but Livi gets the ball back and the ball goes into touch again. The teams are well matched and the ball passes back and forth between the two teams but Livi end up scoring. Last play of the match, Dunfermline restarts and Eddie runs up the wing and is tackled to the ground. Livi restart and get to the halfway line, after a dropped ball and scuffle, Livi keep possession of the ball and score to end the game.
Dunfermline 7 v 2 Kirkcaldy