Rugby: Lismore homecoming is cut short by injury to referee

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Lismore’s return to Inch Park on Saturday came to premature end due to an injury to the referee.

The club were playing their first match there in five years following upgrading of the ground and a new club house, and a big crowd had turned out for the RBS East One fixture with Portobello.

However, after 53 minutes the referee pulled up with a hamstring injury and, despite receiving treatment, had to retire. It was 10-7 to Lismore when the game was called off.

Elsewhere, leaders Preston Lodge won the East Lothian derby with Ross High 64-0.

Forrester edged out North Berwick 31-29 in a cracker, while Trinity Accies were in fine form to defeat Hawick Linden 43-19 and Duns defeated Berwick 20-16.

Dunbar are still the men to catch in RBS East Two following a 33-14 home win against Earlson, while second placed Dalkeith lost surprising easily at Hawick Harlequins 32-0.

Broughton won 67-7 over Moray House and Penicuik lost at Gala YM.

RBS East Three leaders Edinburgh Northern saw off Leith 16-7.