Musselburgh secured their first win of the season while Preston Lodge suffered a heavy home defeat in league action this weekend while a number of county sides had a break from league action due to National Shield fixtures.

Musselburgh finally picked up their first win of the rugby season as they overcame Marr 11-8 in the Tennent’s Premiership.

A penalty from Matthew McMillan had Musselburgh ahead before Robert Stott scored a try which wasn’t converted to make it 8-3 to Musselburgh at half-time.

Marr drew level in the second half when they scored an unconverted try.

But Matthew McMillan was on hand again midway through the second half to score a penalty and secure the 11-8 win.

Despite the win, Musselburgh remain bottom of the table and will look to make this result a turning point in their season as they face third placed Currie Chieftains on Saturday November 12 away from home.

In the Tennent’s National League Division Two, Preston Lodge were comfortably beaten 3-34 at home to Falkirk.

Gus Hillhouse had Preston Lodge in front just six minutes in by scoring a penalty. But it was all downhill from there as Falkirk ran rampant, leading 3-19 at half-time before adding to it in the second half to secure the 3-34 win.

Preston Lodge sit fifth in the table and next face a home game against league leaders Newton Stewart on November 12.

In the National Shield, Ross High ran our comfortable winners against Duns as they won 84-15 at home to progress to the next round.

They next face a home fixture against fellow county side Haddington in the Tennent’s East Region League Division One on November 12

North Berwick also progressed in the cup as their fixture against Broughton was called off due to Broughton having insufficient players available.

North Berwick next face an away trip to Broughton in the Tennent’s East Region League Division One on November 12.

Haddington also progressed from their tie at home to Hawick Linden as the away side withdrew from the competition.

They next face a derby match away to Ross High in the Tennent’s East Region League Division One on November 12.