Melrose stay top after thrilling win – Hawick and Gala lose – All 5 Borders NL teams win
Saturday, January 21st, 2017
For the second time in successive weekends Watsonians posted 40 points on Borders sides, but unlike the Gala result last weekend when Gala lost 40-3, Watsonians’ 41 points weren’t enough to stop Melrose from getting a bonus point win 46-41 to keep them at the top of the BT Premiership. Watch highlights here. Gala lost 0-26 at home to Champions Heriot’s while Hawick went down 35-8 at Currie. With two games left in the BT Premiership it’s an uphill battle for both Borders sides to avoid relegation. The automatic relegation position is currently occupied by Gala on 22 points, with Hawick in 9th place on 26. Boroughmuir have 27 and Stirling 29 after both lost today. Hawick will play Gala at Mansfield Park on February 11th before Hawick visit Melrose for their last game of the season on the 18th. Gala will end their season with a home match against Boroughmuir to add to the tension.
In BT National 1 much better news for local sides. Selkirk ended Edinburgh Accies’ unbeaten home record this season with a 26-21 win at Raeburn Place. Highlights of that match here. Tythan Adams ran in two tries as part of a bonus point victory. Jedforest were 5-15 down at home to Hamilton but ended comfortable winners 46-15 with a much better second half display.
In BT NL2 Kelso took the scalp of Ardrossan 43-21 while Peebles also got a home win against Aberdeenshire 31-20. In the Third Division St Boswells posted a convincing win at Dalziel 40-12.
Into the East Leagues and Hawick Quins won at Dunbar 52-26 while Duns got the better of Berwick 19-12.
In the second tier Hawick Linden provided the only local win.