Melrose book their third final place and engrave their name on Bill McLaren Shield
Monday, April 3rd, 2017
Melrose have made the final of the BT Premiership after a play-off semi final win over Currie at The Greenyards. It was another big win for the black and yellows who are on a roll at the moment, with a long unbeaten run in all competitions. On Saturday they managed another five tries as they cruised past Currie 42-15 with Nyle Godsmark’s brace adding to efforts from Austin Lockington, Ruairidh Knott and Ally Grieve. The final against Ayr will take place on April 15th at The Greenyards to see who will be crowned Scottish Club Champions, while the following week the two meet in the Scottish Cup Final at the National Stadium. The win over Currie was their fourth home win in a row meaning they are now the third team, after Ayr and Heriot’s, to have their name engraved on the Bill McLaren Shield. Watch highlights of Melrose v Currie here.
Hawick now know when they will face Edinburgh Accies in the BT Premiership Play-off game. It will happen at Lasswade on April 29th. Edinburgh Accies fell short of winning the National 1 title, despite scoring 98 points this season. Marr’s 103 sealed the title for them, but who will be filling the other Premiership spot next season? We will know on April 15th.
Selkirk beat Hamilton in National 1 in their final game of the season, while Jedforest lost heavily at Musselburgh. They still have three away games to play – all meaningless now – at Aberdeen, Howe of Fife and Dundee while trying to defend their Kings of the 7s title. The same goes for Melrose who are heavily involved in 15s still with three Cup Finals ahead of them.
In National 2 Kelso and Peebles both won, so the fight between these two goes on to see who will be promoted to NL1. Kelso will be favourites as they have a 7 point lead but the two will be meeting each other later this month.
St Boswells managed a win against Orkney and are still in contention for promotion out of NL3.