Match Report: ​Edinburgh fall short in abandoned friendly

Match Report: ​Edinburgh fall short in abandoned friendly

Edinburgh’s Scottish Building Society pre-season friendly against London Scottish was abandoned with six minutes remaining, as the match ended 26-34 in favour of the visitors who impressed throughout the physical and open contest.

An emergency alarm signalled in the 74th minute and the match was eventually abandoned on health and safety grounds, with fans evacuated from the stadium complex.

Edinburgh Rugby Managing Director, Douglas Struth, said: “A stadium fire alarm was triggered accidentally by a member of the public in the Lothian Stand.

“Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended the ground and no fire was identified. We’re pleased to report no one was hurt.

“We would once again like to thank supporters for their patience and understanding, as well as for the safe and orderly manner in which they left DAM Health Stadium tonight.

“Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.”

London Scottish scored six tries on the night and were deservedly in the lead before the match was eventually abandoned in the final stages.

Ritchie played the first 30 minutes, his first action since rupturing his hamstring while playing in Scotland’s win over England back in February.

Immelman looked sharp and scored the game’s first try after five minutes, starting and finishing the move.

London Scottish’s response was electric: three tries in seven minutes which had Edinburgh on their heels.

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