Senior Match Reports

1st XV v Lasswade 08.11.18

Lasswade 25   Dumfries Saints 29 When the two sides met at Park Farm at the start of the season Saints won 87: 7, this was a much improved Lasswade team and a hard fought victory away from home. Lasswade opened the scoring with two penalties in quick succession followed by a yellow card for Saints […]

1st XV v Falkirk 03.11.18

Dumfries Saints 21    Falkirk 3 In gale force winds and driving rain Saints took on Falkirk at Park Farm on Saturday. It was no place for the faint hearted as Saints played into the gale in the first half. Saints ball carriers made hard yards up field only for the slippy ball to spill for […]

1st XV v GHK 29.09.18

Dumfries Saints 41   Glasgow High Kelvinside 17 It was back to winning ways for Saints after disappointment on the road. Ground conditions were excellent but there was a strong breeze coming from the direction of Criffell. GHK had the wind in their back in the 1st half but the first score went to Saints with […]

1st XV v Preston Lodge 22.09.18

Preston Lodge 29  Dumfries Saints 21 Four games into the season and already there is a huge gulf opening up between the top teams and the bottom teams with Saints finding themselves in the middle of the league after a couple of emphatic wins and a couple of unfortunate defeats. Preston Lodge proved to be […]

1st XV v Lasswade 15.9.18

Dumfries Saints 87    Lasswade 5 After last weekend’s fast and accurate victory over newly promoted Glasgow Accies this game against the team who finished 4th behind Saints 3rd place in the league last season but yet to win a game this season was an eagerly awaited to test where Saints were in relation to other […]

1st XV v Glasgow Accies 08.09.18

Glasgow Accies 12   Dumfries Saints 64 Conditions were perfect on newly reseeded Accies pitch for fast running rugby and that is what the crowd were given. Newly promoted Accies attacked first and when clearing lines a Saints high ball was chased and caught by Andrew Whiteford setting up Saints 1st attack, the ball was carried […]

1st XV v Biggar 01.09.18

Dumfries Saints 5   Biggar 17 After last weekend when Saints progressed to the 2nd Round of the National Cup and Biggar were knocked out, there was always a concern that there may be some kind of backlash in the opening league game.   It was a typical start of the season game with neither side up […]

1st XV v GHK 7.4.18

GHK 20 v Dumfries Saints 22 As they returned to League after last week’s BT National League Cup semi-final victory over St. Boswells, Saturday saw the Saints make the trip up to Old Anniesland to take on a very committed GHK outfit. With some noticeable changes to their team sheets from previous encounters in the […]

1st XV v Peebles 11.4.18

Peebles 15   Dumfries Saints 22 Under the floodlights at the Gytes Peebles started strong, they were fired up for the occasion and were playing with customary aggression in front of a home crowd outnumbered by Dumfries supporters and Kelso players. They had the bulk of possession and territory in the first 5 minutes as Dumfries […]

1st XV v Preston Lodge 17.3.18

Preston Lodge 12     Dumfries Saints 50 Second top Saints travelled east to the bitter cold and flurries of snow to take on second bottom Preston Lodge. Saints playing with pace and ambition had them under pressure within a few minutes and were awarded a penalty 5 metres out. Opting for the scrum Michael Scott picked […]