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Melrose narrowly lose at Ayr / Gala defeated by Stirling / Hawick earn first win

Melrose lost their 100% BT Premiership unbeaten tag with a narrow loss at Millbrae 11-7 after taking the lead early on through a converted Murdo McAndrew try.  Gala’s bogey team seem to be Stirling County. The Bridgehaugh outfit did the double over the Maroons last season, and pulled away late on to take the game 31-18.  But there was a win at last for Hawick over Boroughmuir, with a second consecutive bonus point, winning out 36-26. Watch highlights here.

In National League 1 Jedforest scored an incredible 54 points in the second half to turn a tight 17-13 game against Howe of Fife into a second half romp to win 71-20. All three Young brothers scored a try in a 10 try performance with Robbie Yourston kicking 8 conversions as well as a try and a penalty for a personal tally of 24 points.  Selkirk’s Ewan MacDougall was shown a red card in their game at Falkirk for an alleged off the ball incident that no one seemed to witness apart from the assistant referee who recommended a red card be shown. Bizarrely this followed Falkirk being awarded a try and that try was chalked off. Selkirk playing into the wind with 14 men for most of the first half somehow turned round 5-3 in front following a Josh Welsh try. But the second half was a different story with Falkirk strolling to a comfortable 32-5 win.  In NL2 Peebles and Kelso shared a 22-22 draw while St Boswells got their fourth win in four games in NL3 at RHC 47-15.