Melrose and Selkirk top the tables in BT Premiership and NL1
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
Melrose came from behind at The Greenyards against Glasgow Hawks to run out winners by 35-13, with Murdo McAndrew getting on the scoresheet twice with a couple of tries, along with Ruairidh Knott and Russell Anderson. Craig Jackson kicked the rest of the points. That win leaves Melrose clear leaders at the top of the BT Premiership and the only unbeaten team of the 10. They’ve also grabbed a try bonus in all games to date. Hawick lost 70-7 at Heriot’s with a Lee Armstrong try converted by Ali Weir all the Greens had to show in the credit column. They have three bonus points from their opening games and this puts them above Boroughmuir who are at the foot of the table.
Selkirk have gone to the top of the BT National 1 table following a clinical 87-3 win at home to Falkirk. Gala’s Graham Speirs (pictured) scored his sixth try of the season for Gala as they overcame Cartha Queens Park 41-12. They also managed a try bonus point thanks to a late Scott Wilkinson try. Craig Russell scored a try for the Maroons who were also awarded a penalty try. Gregor Hunter had a good day with the boot, landing five penalties and two conversions. Watch highlights from that game here. The TV Report featuring Melrose and Gala matches is here.
Gala are unbeaten in third place, and will host leaders Selkirk at Netherdale next Saturday when something is bound to give. Jedforest recorded an impressive 48-0 win at Stewart’s Melville’s former international ground but Kelso went down at home to Dundee High 3-17.
In National 2 Peebles lost at home to Hamilton 20-30 while St Boswells were too strong for Perthshire in NL3, getting a 43-11 victory.
In East League 1 Hawick Harlequins beat Linlithgow 31-10 bur Duns succumbed to Portobello 24-12 on the road.
Division 2 saw Langholm make it 5 wins out of 5 in beating Penicuik 45-10 but Hawick Linden’s hammered a very weak Earlston side ravished by injuries and unavailabilities by 103-8. Gala YM lost for the first time this season at Trinity Accies, losing at Bangholm 48-7.