Gala win derby and progress with Melrose and Jedforest to Cup Quarters
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
The big derby BT Cup game at Netherdale went the way of Gala, who won 23-15 against Hawick. It was a much-improved Gala side that outplayed their visitors, always keeping one step ahead of the opposition. Matty Carryer and Dwayne Burrows scored tries for Gala with Ali Weir and Lee Armstrong touching down for the Greens, but the three penalties kicked by Gregor Hunter proved crucial. Hunter also converted both tries while Weir was successful with a penalty and conversion. Watch highlights here. Watch TV Report here.
Melrose were 17-0 up at home to Currie in their tie at The Greenyards, but Currie got back into the game to get to within seven points as it ended 17-10. The only National 1 side left the the competition, Jedforest, will also be in the hat for the quarter final draw on Wednesday without taking to the pitch as Aberdeenshire conceded the game to the Borders side. Ayr, Glasgow Hawks, Heriot’s, Stirling County and Boroughmuir all came safely through their matches.
In the only NL1 game, Falkirk won 29-7 at Selkirk. The match was switched to another pitch late in the day when the Philiphaugh pitch was deemed unplayable. The Kelso v Peebles game was postponed for a second time in NL2 while St Boswells beat RHC 28-12 to go top of NL3.