Melrose and Selkirk remain unbeaten with 15 points
Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Melrose beat Ayr for the second time in the space of four weeks on their own home patch to come away from Millbrae with all five points from the BT Premiership game, recording a 34-17 win. It follows their victory in the BT Charity Shield and confirmed their position at the top of the table after winning all three of their games so far in the league. Ross McCann (2), Sam Pecqueur and Russell Anderson scored the tries with Craig Jackson converting them all and adding two penalties. The Borders’ only other team in the top flight of Scottish Club Rugby, Hawick, found themselves 0-20 down at home to Marr in their fixture. They fought back with three tries from Kyle Brunton, Lewis Ferguson and Tom Brown to get to within a point of their opponents but a late penalty secured a first win for Marr against the Greens and their first away win in the BT Premiership.
In BT National 1 Selkirk came from behind to snatch a memorable win at Dundee High 32-29, and they now sit second in the table on points difference behind Edinburgh Accies. Watch highlights here. In the same division Gala remain unbeaten although not on maximum points. Their demolition of Falkirk at Sunnyside 85-19 saw them score 13 tries. That was the amount scored by GHA last week, but at Jedforest they lost 26-25 in the proverbial game of two halves. Jed secured their own try bonus and sent the Glaswegian side tumbling from 1st to 4th in the table. Kelso were 14-0 up at Aberdeen but eventually went down 44-24 at Rubislaw.
In BT NL2, Peebles got their first win of the season at local rivals Biggar 33-20 while St Boswells made heavy weather of their 24-20 win at Dalziel in Division 3.
In the East Leagues all Borders sides won except for Hawick Harlequins who lost in a derby in NL1 at Duns.