Portobello FP beat Broughton by 7 tries to 1 on Saturday to go through to Tennents Edinburgh Shield Round 2.
The match was played in pleasant conditions at Lismore’s Inch Park pitch with Broughton trying to force the early pressure. Porty got the breakthrough in 11 minutes when Euan Martin barged over from close range to settle nerves a little, a 2nd followed from Sean Kneeshaw before half time and a further five from Mitch Walker, Cameron Walker, a 2nd for Kneeshaw adding to two from Max Moran and two conversions from Chris Britee-Steer saw Porty home comfortably.
The 2nd round tie is due on 3rd November against Trinity Accies at Cavalry Park.
Portobello High School followed their senior counterparts beating Boroughmuir 26 points to 14 to go through to their Cup 2nd round – next opponents will be known on Friday. Portobello FP beat Broughton 39 – 7 in their Shield match at the weekend.
4 tries (Gavin Inkster scoring two) and 2 conversions saw Portobello beat Boroughmuir who scored 2 goals at the High School pitch. Lots of early season mis-handling from both sides made for an error strewn match but Portobello just had the edge with greater possession and were always in front.
Portobello HS have Conference fixtures on Saturday against Musselburgh but with the Grammar’s S6 on a weekend trip, the Under 18 fixture will be played at Stoneyhill on Tuesday 4th September at 5pm