Gala put on one of their best
displays of the season at Netherdale in the only game in the Borders
which survived the weather to make it five wins out of five in the
RBS Regional Cup and are now just one step away from a semi final
appearance which could take them to Murrayfield next April.
If they beat Melrose at The
Greenyards in the Boxing Day fixture it would not only give them the
Regional Cup but a place in the Border League Final plus they'd lift the Waverley Cup and the
Bill McLaren Shield. Their win on Saturday against Jedforest by
56-10 was as easy as it sounds with 8 tries being run in
including a hat trick for Craig Robertson, a brace for Russell
Anderson and one each for George Graham, Chris Weir and Shaun Law.
One black mark was the late try they conceded - the first scored
against them in 7 hours of rugby.
Neil Cook, the Jed captain, went over
for the consolation score with a couple of minutes remaining for the
visitors converted by Andy McLean who earlier kicked a penalty but
it was one way traffic. Gala's own Andy McLean scored five conversions and two
penalties for Gala to keep the scoreboard ticking over. You can watch
highlights of the game including all 66 points
Melrose were down in London taking on
London Scottish in a British & Irish Cup game but lost 28-12. Scott
Wight and Allan Dodds were the try scorers for Melrose with Wight
converting one but the result meant that the Borderers will not be
progressing to the knockout stages of the competition. But this huge
local derby on Boxing Day (2pm kick off) will be one of the biggest
fixtures this decade with so much at stake. Make sure you are down
there for the clash!