Caledonia make a winning start
May 4, 2000

Caledonia got the better of an Edinburgh side containing eight of Heriot's Premiership-winning line-up as the revived Inter District championship finally got going _ seven days late after last week's monsoon.

Caley had no top division players, but that did not stop them getting stuck in.

With flankers Matt Taylor and Stuart Hannah prominent, the home side led 12-0 after seven minutes through tries from Gavin Broomfield and Craig Sangster _ with the second converted by Keith Oddie.

Edinburgh began to get their back play going and near the end of the first quarter pulled back a try through Charlie Keenan.

With Craig MacDonald in the sin bin, Caley lost a second try to Graham Kiddie _ and the scores were level when Gordon Ross converted.

But in the final five minutes of the half Caley built up a 22-12 lead to give Edinburgh a lot to do in the second half.

They immediately set about the task with centres Kiddie and Lindsey Graham putting in winger Stuart Walker at pace and Ross converting. But Sangster nosed Caley away with a drop goal.

Caley defended heroically and then went on to win the game with outstanding performances from Taylor and Sangster.

Number eight MacDonald got over after good lead-up play, and Oddie converted before replacement Stuart McAllister scored the fifth try after Sangster had intercepted.

Edinburgh replacement Nick Armstrong was on for two minutes to close the night with a consolation try.

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