Athenians 11,100 Rats 9,200
Now that both teams have double checked the score cards, the final result can be confirmed:
Rats 14320 West Calder 13490, which translates as a full WIN (our first points ever in Division Three!), with a 2.98% margin just holding us to +3 AMPs
Worth a quick reminder to please please check your addition and make sure the opposition do as well, saves a load of hassle later!
Onwards! Upwards! A trip to Peebles on Monday 3rd November is next for the happy Rats.
Here is our shiny new fixture list:
1. Wednesday 1 October – Carlton Camden (away, Carlton) MacLaren Cup First Round
2. Wednesday 8 October – West Calder (home, Melville)
3. Monday 3 November – Peebles (away, Peebles Tontine Hotel)
4. Tuesday 11 November – Falcon (away, Melville)
5. Wednesday 3 December – Athenians (away, Melville)
6. Wednesday 10 December – Dunbar (away, West Barns)
7. Monday 12 January – Marmion “B” (away, North Berwick)
8. Wednesday 28 January – Gosford (home, Melville)
9. Thursday 12 February – Dunfermline “B” (home, Carlton)
10. Wednesday 11 March – Borderers (Carfraemill)
11. Wednesday 18 March – Colinton Castle (away, Braid Hills Hotel).
We have also accepted a challenge match with Pied Pipers on Thursday 2 October. We might need to top up the team with some guest stars (?) but let’s see how we get on.
Dust just about settled. Rat Meal to arrange – May?
Looking ahead to next season’s renewed efforts, Division 4 travel at least looks favourable. Provisionally (based on apparent ups and down) we will have:
Carfraemill – Brave Knaves
Longniddry – Longniddry Bees
Edinburgh – Randolph, Marmion “A”, Orion, Carlton Camden, Gullane, Athenians, Comiston, Colinton Castle.
So that’s a plus. Marmion and Gullane will both be expected to come to Edinburgh since we played both away this season.