Hawick bounce back dramatically – Melrose win again – Jed go top of BT NL1
Saturday, October 8th, 2016
After slumping to a monumental defeat last Saturday, the Green Machine turned things around in seven days to produce a remarkable win against Currie by 27-26 at Mansfield Park. They are still at the bottom, but only one point behind Gala, who got nothing from their away trip to champions Heriot’s, losing 38-19. Melrose meanwhile beat Watsonians 7-24 on the road to stay second in the table on points difference behind Glasgow Hawks, who won at Boroughmuir 48-28. In the other game in the BT Premiership Ayr beat Stirling County 44-22. Watch highlights from Hawick v Currie here. ITV Report here.
In BT National 1 Falkirk lost for the first time this season, going down to Marr 33-18, and that result sees them drop from top to fourth. Jedforest beat Dundee High 43-17 to remain the only team in the top four leagues to remain unbeaten. They are the only team from the 46 clubs in the BT Premiership, NL1, NL2 and NL3 who have won all their games. Dumfries in NL3 have drawn 1 and won 6 to remain the only other unbeaten side. Selkirk took the scalp of Aberdeen Grammar in a high-scoring thriller at Rubislaw which ended 36-32.
In NL2, Peebles beat West of Scotland 38-34 at The Gytes, while at Poynder Park Kelso won at home to Aberdeenshire. St Boswells lost 20-3 at Dumfries in NL3.
Our East League teams produced wins including Duns at home to Ross High (23-13) and Hawick Quins at Linlithgow (51-20) in Division 1 while in EL2, Hawick Linden triumphed 27-8 at Earlston and Gala YM were victorious at Edinburgh University.