Falkirk rugby club seal promotion.

Rugby one step from the Premiership is coming to Falkirk after the rugby club sealed promotion to National League One.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 17th April 2016, 10:25 am
Updated Sunday, 17th April 2016, 11:14 am
Falkirk celebrated on the road
Falkirk celebrated on the road

The rugby club were pretty much assured promotion after last week’s win over Aberdeenshire, but it was rubber-stamped on the soaking south of Glasgow on Saturday.

The Sunnysiders charged to a 43-29 win over Cartha Queen’s park, the onloy other side who could pip them to second place in National League Two.

That would have required a substantial victory for the Glasgow side over Falkirk and two further wins to overturn a three-figure points difference in Niall Lear’s side’s favour.

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But that was all academic when the visitors took the points and promotion at Dumbreck.

The step up means returns to the Sunnysiders’ old stomping grounds of GHA, Aberdeen Grammar, Marr and Howe of Fife.

Elsewhere Grangemouth Stags 2XV hosted a local derby with Falkirk at Glensburgh. The visitors ran out 15-5 winners in a close-fought derby match.

Grangemouth Stags 2XV v Falkirk RFC 2XV; 16/04/2016;Glensburgh; Falkirk District; ; Pic by Alan Murray Contact - mob 07511 123 919 home 01877 331266 www.alanmurrayphotography.co.uk
Grangemouth Stags 2XV v Falkirk RFC 2XV; 16/04/2016;Glensburgh; Falkirk District; ; Pic by Alan Murray Contact - mob 07511 123 919 home 01877 331266 www.alanmurrayphotography.co.uk