Rugby: Inverleith surrender unbeaten record and top spot

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Inverleith lost their unbeaten RBS East Three record and the top spot on Saturday.

The Arboretum-based outfit went in to their lunchtime game with St Boswells with nine league wins from nine, but with the Borderers breathing down their necks after a ‘triple’ win over Moray House the previous week. Due to fixture congestion the 71-0 RBS East Regional Bowl semi-final win St Boswells recorded nine days ago helped them through to the final and counted as two league victories. And they built on that good performance to win 27-3 in the Capital. Inverleith are still only three points behind though and have three matches in hand so it is not all doom and gloom.

And after a 24-0 win at Walkerburn, Penicuik went level on points with Inverleith and have thrown themselves right in to the intriguing race for the title.

Broughton were on good form to see off Queensferry 41-0 while Liberton defeated RDVC 26-23 and recorded their third league win of the campaign.

In RBS East One Dunbar managed to edge out Linlithgow 19-17 while Portobello lost 32-8 to Duns at Cavalry Park. In the latter match a try from Rob Ritchie and penalty by Hamish Munro tied things up at 8-8 before Duns ran away with it.

Forrester hit top form to win 50-0 against Lismore in RBS East Two with Trinity Accies defeating Ross High 16-14.

Finally in the RBS Edinburgh Regional Shield North Berwick edged out Edinburgh Northern 10-5.