Forrester v Dalkeith
Dalkeith travelled to Forrester RFC, hopeful of holding onto their unbeaten league record, but conscious that Forrester were also going well in East 2 and boasted an unbeaten home record so far this season.
Dalkeith v Earlston
The latest instalment in Dalkeith’s League 2 campaign was a fixture against Earlston RFC at Kings Park. The return fixture earlier in the season had produced a fairly comprehensive win for Dalkeith, but the home players knew better than to take any side from the Borders lightly. Dahlstrom was still missing from the home ranks, but Walker, Ramsay and Cassidy returned to the match day 22 and McShane retained a spot on the bench.
Lismore v Dalkeith
Dalkeith’s so far impressive league campaign took them to Inch Park, for the away fixture against Lismore RFC. Dalkeith were still not at full strength, missing Dahlstrom, Walker, McMillan and Davidson, necessitating veteran hooker McShane making a welcome return to the 1st XV to cover the front row. However, Dalkeith were facing a Lismore side which was having an even tougher time of it, shorn as they were of nearly a full 1st out XV through injury.
Dalkeith v Berwick RFC
Dalkeith welcomed Berwick RFC to Kings Park for a top-of-the-table clash, with these two teams being the form horses in East 2; Dalkeith unbeaten and Berwick with only one defeat, against Dalkeith, on the opening day of the season. Captain and stand-off Clugston was missing for the home side, meaning veteran Smith took over the number 10 shirt.
Leith v Dalkeith
An away fixture against Leith was the halfway point in the 2013/14 season for Dalkeith, who were still sitting proudly atop East League Two, with an eight from eight record. However, no one at Dalkeith would be taking this away fixture lightly, especially with the squad shorn of six or seven regulars and the wet weather likely to play its part too.
Dalkeith v Edinburgh Northern
Unbeaten Dalkeith faced Edinburgh Northern on Saturday, missing several regulars including Davidson, Reid and Dahlstrom, necessitating prop Rae moving to lock and the veteran Smith coming in at centre.
Trinity Accies v Dalkeith
Dalkeith travelled to Bangholm with some confidence on the back of their six from six winning record, but knowing that Trinity are a tough prospect at home, despite their present mid table position.
Dalkeith v Penicuik
Dalkeith welcomed local rivals Penicuik to Kings Park, for the first league fixture between the sides for a couple of seasons.
Inverleith v Dalkeith
Dalkeith travelled to Arboretum to face Inverleith RFC on league business, hopeful of maintaining their unbeaten start to the season.
Top of the Table Clash Lives up to its Billing
Dalkeith welcomed Forrester RFC to Kings Park, with both teams having looked impressive over the opening three weeks of the season and both boasting an unbeaten record coming into the game.