Senior Match Reports

1st XV v Preston Lodge 23.11.19

Dumfries Saints 1st XV Tennents National League 2   Preston Lodge 20 Saints 14 Horrible conditions at Preston Lodge meant it was never going to be a classic game. Saints started slowly and it ultimately cost them. After 15 mins Saints were two tries down – the first through a charged down kick and the […]

1st XV v Peebles 16.11.19

Dumfries Saints 1st XV Tennents National League 2   Saints 18 Peebes 22   Saints suffered their first league defeat of the season at the hands (and boots) of visitors’ Peebles. Saints started well and went 3-0 up from a Rory Steele penalty. Peebles replied with a try from pick and goes with Greg Raeburn […]

1st XV v Newton Stewart 9.11.19

Dumfries Saints 1 st XV Tennents National League 2 Newton Stewart 6 Saints 15 Newton started strongly and put Saints under a lot of pressure. After a couple of penalties Andrew Whiteford was unfortunate to be sin binned after the referee judged a deliberate knock on. Newton converted the penalty to go 3-0 up. Saints […]

1st XV v Falkirk 12.10.19

Saints 72 Falkirk 12   Saints were missing captain Ewan Miller but the return of Rory Steele to partner his brother Jack in the centres was a welcome boost.   Saints started well and scored inside 5 minutes through Bobby Douglas finishing well out wide to continue his try scoring form. Converted by Rory Steele. […]

1st XV v Hamilton 5.10.19

Dumfries Saints 1 st XV Tennents National League 2 Top of the league Saints started well and took a 12-0 lead after ten minutes through tries from Lee Scott and Rob Neill. Hamilton came back strongly to lead 12-13. Saints then went ahead through a superb offloading try from their own half finished off by […]

1st XV v Glasgow Accies 28.9.19

Dumfries Saints 63   Glasgow Accies 0 These 2 teams met 4 weeks ago for a cup game in Glasgow with Saints securing a 59 : 10 win, so on a home pitch, looking excellent despite the recent rains and in perfect weather conditions the home side took to the field with a confidence befitting the […]

Gordonians v 1st XV 21.09.19

Playing into a strong wind Dumfries did well to contain Gordonians and went into half time 0-0 with neither side really threatening each other’s line. The second half started quickly and Dumfries Saints took the lead with Sam Hiddleston crashing over after coming off the bench. Conversion by Jack Steele. Gordonians responded with a well […]

1st XV v Whitecraigs 14.09.19

Dumfries Saints 83 Whitecraigs 12 Park Farm was in tip top condition for the first home game of the season and the Saints were wearing their new kit for 2019/20. A really strong wind from the South West would play a big part in the game. With Saints playing into the wind they kept the […]

1st XV v Kirkcaldy 07.09.2019

Kirkcaldy 26 Dumfries Saints 29 First league game of the season and newly relegated Kirkcaldy had put 80 points on newly promoted Newton Stewart in the cup the previous week. Saints were still looking for some barometer of where they were in relation to the other teams in the league. In perfect conditions Kirkcaldy took […]

Tennents National League Cup Glasgow Accies

Tennents National League Cup Glasgow Accies 10pts:59pts Saints1sts   Saints began their competitive season with a comprehensive victory over fellow Nat2 team Glasgow Accies on Sat 31st Aug on a perfect playing surface at New Anniesland.  The initial 15 mins consisted of Saints probing an organised Accies defence with the home side tackling well and […]