Strathmore 45 Dunfermline 12, National League Division Four

DUNFERMLINE Rugby Club's first XV brought the curtain down on their National League Division Four campaign with defeat at Strathmore last Friday evening.

Gavin Emerson's side, playing their first season of national league rugby since 2015, fell to their second defeat from their Forfar-based opponents, who sit third in the standings with three matches left to play.

Dunfermline were beaten 64-31 at McKane Park by Strathmore at the beginning of February, but ended their home fixtures with a comprehensive 55-15 win over Perthshire on March 9.

Although they didn't end their season with a win, the McKane Park outfit consolidated their place in the division following last term's promotion with a sixth-place finish.

Prior to the Strathmore match, Emerson told Press Sport: "There's been some real good experiences for the players and the coaches from the season. I massively see this season as a success.

"Without looking at the table, there's about 15 points from us and eighth space. That's three bonus point wins essentially, so I think we've always been safe without having completed the games and getting over-confident with it."

This Saturday, Dunfermline's second XV are scheduled to travel to Glenrothes in Caledonia Midlands Region League, Division Two, with kick off at 3pm.

Meanwhile, two of the club's up-and-coming youngsters within its girls section after celebrating after being picked for Scotland.

Megan Laurie and Bethan Mathieson have been selected to play for their country's under-16 squad at an upcoming international festival next month, with the club stating that they are "very proud" of their "fantastic achievement".

Dunfermline are also hosting an Easter holiday camp, for P1-7s, from Monday (April 8) to Friday (April 12) next week.

Running from 10am-2pm each day at McKane Park, it costs £10 per day, or £40 for the full week, and if one child attends, their siblings can go half price.

For further details or to sign up, visit the club's Facebook page, or email development officer, Matthew Wilson, at

Adult touch rugby, for those aged 18 and over, has also restarted, and will take place every Monday from 7-8pm.

It takes place at the top of the public park in Dunfermline, and anyone, regardless of experience, is able to turn up and participate, with no equipment needed.