1972/73 Season

 

A 1st XV player & his partner arrive for a 1973 fixture

The Club’s second full season was regarded as a time “to find our feet” in the Midlands District League, with the majority of fixtures now being against 1st & 2nd XVs.

The Office Bearers for this season read as follows:-

President – J Murray, Chairman – Rev D Phillips, Sec/Treasurer – T Scott, Match Sec – D Phaup, General Committee – M Cousins, C Stalker, J Mackie, R McDonald, W McMurray, D Prentice, Selection Committee – D Phillips, T Scott, C Stalker, F Mason, Fund Raising Committee – J Mackie, M Cousins, R Cameron, K Graham, E Caldwell, 1st Team Captain - F Mason, Vice Captain – R Dewar, 2nd Team Captain - G Marshall, Club Coach – R Dewar.

The playing strength was increased with the arrival of J Tate, W McLean, A Grinly, A Lyons, D Watt & C Heggie.

The second game of the season proved to be one of the best & hardest games.  Hillfoots met Glenrothes at Tillicoultry in the first ever league game & the home side were slightly unlucky to go down after an exciting match by 12 points to 16.  In general this was a good season, although only one league game was won, Hillfoots beating Waid by 21 points to 13.  The team generaly did well in non league games, passing the 40 point mark on five occasions.  It was however agreed that having inspected the Midlands League oppostion at close hand, a major effort would be needed in order to win that league the following season.

1972/73 Season

2 Sept – Stirling Co. 3rd XV 13 – 42 Won

6 Sep – Glenrothes 1st XV 16 – 12 Lost (League game)

9 Sept – Strathmore 1st XV 27 – 6 Lost (League game)

16 Sept – Madras 2nd XV cancelled

23 Sept – NCR 1st XV 17 – 19 Won

30 Sept – Stirling Uni 1st XV 12 – 52 Won

7 Oct – Perthshire 3rd XV 3- 64 Won

21 Oct – Waid 1st XV 13 – 21 Won (League game)

25 Nov – United Services 1st XV 0 – 42 Lost (League game)

30 Dec – Dundee HSFP 2nd XV12 – 26 Won

6 Jan – Kirkaldy 4th XV 3 – 26 Won

13 Jan – Harris 2nd XV 9 – 22 Won

27 Jan – Clydebank 1st XV 16 – 42 Won

3 Feb – Stirling Co. 2nd XV 7 – 9 Won

24 Feb – Morgan 6 – 12 Won

3 Mar – RAF Leuchars 1st XV 0 – 45 Won  

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