REGARDLESS of how the table looks at the end of the season, Dundee HSFP will be delighted to be heading the league right now after a cracking performance in their first match.

They demolished newcomers Corstorphine 52-0 at Mayfield with full back Shannon Wilson grabbing a hat trick of tries.

Lock Richie Hawkins pitched in with two scores. Dougie Gray, Ally Graham, and Alan Brown had one apiece. Niall Gallagher landed five conversions and Wilson capped a fine display with the last conversion.

It was close at Neilson Park but Haddington opened with a narrow 17-15 win over Edinburgh Accies thanks mainly to Scott Brownlie's four penalties, with Rhodri Thomas scoring their try. Rory Boyd and James Oliphant crossed for Accies and David Roberts added a conversion and a penalty.

Stewart's-Melville got the better of East Kilbride at Inverleith, their 5-3 half-time lead of two points not improved at the end when they edged it 18-16.

Gavin Sharp had one try for Stew-Mel, with Scott Bowman getting the other points with a try, conversion, and two penalties to EK's Fraser Stott try and Gordon Stevens' conversion and three penalties.

West of Scotland had a 26-19 win over fellow newcomers Dunfermline. Simon Bashford, Aaron Collins, and Ewan Smith touched down for West and Jon Petty, Neil Harris, and Richie Givens for Dunfermline. Bashford added three penalties and a conversion, Colin Brown's two conversions earning Dunfermline a bonus point.

Musselburgh's 31-0 lead at half time was too much for Ross High to catch, Craig McGeary notching a couple of tries, Graham Wells one and banging over four penalties and two conversions. Tries for Gordon McNeill, Stewart Ross, and Pete Jones pulled Ross High back but McGeary's third try clinched it.