Inverleith 5 – 54 Edinburgh Northern

Inverleith Park, 23rd September 2023

Inverleith fell to defeat to a strong, well drilled Northern team, who retain the BB Quaich in the clash colloquially dubbed ‘El Botanico’. Unfortunately, Inverleith were without their regular coaching team and there is no in-depth match report.

From the game, however, it is known that Inverleith struggled to contain their forwards who set-up good field position for their backs to play some nice running rugby; a gameplan we should really be used to seeing from Northern these days. Despite this, it gives good food for thought in coming weeks, with more forward-driven teams on the way. One huge positive to take from the game is the debut appearance of Tom Walton, who was unanimously chosen by the coaching team as Inverleith’s player of the match.

Inverleith continue to drive recruitment, especially in the forwards, to try and bring experience, size and strength into the pack. This season recruitment has continued at a steady pace, with multiple debutantes attending training and matches. The committee are striving to continue this and build this Inverleith squad back up to the heights of the 2018/19 title-winning side.

Player of the match: Tom Walton

Try scorers: Tom Borrill

Conversions: 0

Penalties: 0

  1. Daniel Cameron
  2. Sean Finlay
  3. Connor Harrison
  4. Jacob Leader
  5. Seb Jablonski
  6. Niall McGrath
  7. Sergio Jiminez Gonzalez
  8. Matt Brydon
  9. Joel Copeland
  10. Jamie Roberts
  11. Abu Fofana
  12. Ash Thomson
  13. Tom Walton (Debut)
  14. Matt Anderson
  15. Tom Borrill
  16. Thomas Littleworth
  17. Reuben Martyn
  18. Simon Matthews