Hillfoots Weekly News 27th August 2016Paddy Sherrard
Another Great Result for Hillfoots 1sts!
Saturday’s 2nd preseason for the Men’s Senior Squad took place on a blustery, damp Saturday afternoon at the foot of the Ochills. Hillfoots RFC played host to Lenzie RFC who made the trip up to Tillicoultry from Kirkintilloch for the afternoon. The game was played in fine spirit and both sets of players approached the proceedings with the usual verve and gusto associated with preseason friendlies.
A tight first half saw ‘Foots turn 14-7 up with the battle of the gain line proving significant in the slippery conditions. A sound performance from the home side’s front eight laid the foundation for some smart territorial gains and on the back of some good defence, we capitalised with two long range tries ‘up the hill’. The visitors, not to be outdone, worked well to secure some loose possession and scored an attractive breakaway try of their own to end the first half well in the game.
With the weather showing signs of improvement for the 2nd half, the home team upped the ante and through further set piece dominance and some accurate strike running from the three quarters produced a further five tries, all converted to end proceedings 42-7 to the good. Credit must be given to Lenzie, who worked hard throughout and but for some scrambling ‘Foots defence could have secured an additional score or two to add to their first half effort.
In all, a good day out and some “refreshments” shared by both sets of players in the Clubhouse underlined the spirit in which the game was played. Many thanks to Derek Young – the Referee on the day, without whom we couldn’t have proceeded.
Forget the Lottery – Join the Century Club
If you would like a chance to win at least £500 each quarter with odds of less than 150 to 1 while raising valuable funds for the Club, please join the Century Club!
Draws will be made quarterly, with a top prize of £500 and additional prizes depending on the numbers taking part. For every additional 10 people that join up to a maximum of 150 the value of the secondary prizes will increase! In addition, each year at the Club’s Dinner Dance, there will be draw for the Annual Grand Prize of £1000. We would like at least 100 members to sign up, each pledging £100 over the course of the year. Contributions can be paid electronically on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis – complete one of the payment options below:
Full rules are here:http://hillfootsrfc.com/block/century-club/
Come and Shout on Scotland!
The Club will organise a bus and tickets to see Scotland take on Australia in one of this year’s great autumn internationals! Please email Niall to book your seat on the bus, which will only cost £10 for the return journey, with pick up points in Alva, Tilly and Dollar. Ticket prices are yet to be confirmed, but if last year’s offer is valid this season, kids will get in for £10 and adults £20!
Dates for your Diaries:
- 27th August – The first away League match for the 1st XV… Kinross v Hillfoots 1st XV; and 2nd XV at home to Grangemouth 2nds. Both with a 1500 kick off.
- 28th August 1000-1130 – Hillfoots Juniors training at home
Check the webpage for more detail