Home | Sport | LRFC keeps it in the family
Rugby | 7th April 2022

LRFC keeps it in the family

Father and son score in first home game for five months


Langholm 78

Inverleith 12

There can’t be many rugby matches where a father and son not only play on the pitch together but also both score. That’s exactly what happened in the match between Langholm and Inverleith when rugby finally returned to Milntown after five months and one week with no home matches. All credit to the visitors for travelling down from Edinburgh with less than a full squad. Their numbers were bolstered by a number of Langholm and Annan players.

Langholm started well and their first try came from Eddie Turner after three minutes. Nathan Smith converted. Langholm continued to put pressure on the visitors and a strong solo run by Lewis Miller saw him go over between the posts. Smith again kicked the conversion. So with 12 minutes played Langholm were 14 nil ahead.

However it wasn’t all one way traffic and Inverleith began to put some moves together which resulted in an unconverted try. This galvanised the home side into action and a great run by Calum Henderson saw him go over the line for a try. One again it was Smith who made sure of the conversion.

Langholm were now controlling the play and had a lot of the ball. Ben Jardine made an excellent break and passed it to Smith who was clear for a try, but the ref judged the pass had been forward. Miller went over for the bonus point try with 32 minutes played. At half time the score was Langholm 26  Inverleith 5.

Langholm started the second half in control and after just two minutes, Ben Jardine scored on his home debut. Smith converted. Langholm were now running the show and Jonathan Wilkes scored another good solo try. Langholm rang some changes and Stevie Jardine came on to join his son Ben on the pitch. Before long, Jardine senior got on the score sheet when he made a great break to go over for a try.

Inverleith were still not giving up and barged over the Langholm line for a try which was converted. However further tries from Duffy, two from Kiore and a debut try for Jay Gordon completed the scoring. Final score Langholm 78 Inverleith 12

It was a good win with a bonus point in front of a big and enthusiastic crowd.

Would you like to support us?

The Eskdale and Liddesdale Advertiser is our community owned local newspaper and even in today’s troubled times, we aim to bring you local news and articles in an impartial, responsible and factual way.

We hope you have enjoyed reading this free article but we need your support so we can keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent and keeps you up to date with what is happening in Eskdale and Liddesdale.

Every reader’s contribution, however big or small, is so valuable to us.
‘Owned by the Community...Published for the Community’
Do you have a story?

Please get in touch if you have a story or article you would like to see published.

Related Articles

N’golo in fairytale finish for local owner Kevin

Six-figure race in the bag for Canonbie-owned racehorse


Langholm heartbreak as rivals snatch promotion

Smith’s men miss out by a single point after title…


Langholm dominant in six-wicket victory



Altogether cracking day at Langholm 7s



Jardine hat-trick inspires Langholm win

Langholm took on Dunbar in another rescheduled East League 2…


Burgh-by-Sands Easter extravaganza



Five points secured and debut try for Jardine



New 7's sponsor



Conan sets fastest 5k in UK for U17



Langholm lads help carry Hawick U18s to victory



Bowling wins for Langholm’s Ryan

Carpet Bowling


Bowling rinks tournament



Oliver steps up for Doddie

Six-year-old Oliver Davidson from Langholm recently took up the Doddie…


Aidan scores hat-tricks wherever he goes



Langholm Life helps Alan return to winning ways



Legion denied place in last eight



Dream racing job for Sam



Sadie is flying high



LRFC:150 years of the crimson jerseys



Bowlers on the carpet for a busy weekend

Carpet Bowling


Inspiring Gillian

Girls Football


Canonbie man takes 25th place in RAC Rally



Arwen’s blast cancels all sport



Proud day for Langholm’s Ally



Annan 2nd XV 12 - 12 Langholm 2nd XV



Hirsute pursuit of the mucho moustachioed men of Milntown



Middlemoss trail is last of the season



Empire wins at Kelso



Legion FC victory in the South Cup



Convincing win in top-of-table clash



Walk on the wild side

THE Langholm Initiative will celebrate Community Land Week Scotland with…


Jamie says "Oot Ma Way"



Milntown's special brew

A COMMEMORATIVE beer has been launched by the Borderlands Brewery…


Ally is honoured



Exceptional evening for exceptional club

LRFC 150th



Langholm New Town


Ladies’ Day on Castleholm



Sports leaders of the future

Young Sports Leaders


Clegg siblings compete in Tokyo



Kids at Milntown rugby camp "Get into Summer"

MILNTOWN hosted a summer rugby camp to eager youngsters aged…

requires mailchimp logins and wired up to a list
Join our mailing list
Keep up to date with all that’s going on at the E&L
This site uses cookies.
Read our privacy policy

This site uses cookies for marketing, personalisation, and analysis purposes. You can opt out of this at any time or view our full privacy policy for more information.