Super Melrose comeback floors Hawks – Greens off the bottom – Jed edge NL1 derby – Kelso top NL2 table
Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Melrose were 0-15 down at The Greenyards in the first quarter against Glasgow Hawks, who were coming off the back of two big wins recently against Gala and Hawick, but Melrose hit back sensationally with 35 unanswered points of their own to blow the visitors away with a remarkable display to do the double on one of the fancied teams in the BT Premiership this season and cement their narrow lead over Ayr at the top of the table.
Hawick got themselves off the foot of the table with an important win on the road at Myreside against Watsonians by 36-33, a vital five points for them and they close the gap on Gala who are just three points in front of them after the Maroons lost 24-49 at home to Currie at Netherdale.
In BT National 1 the big derby was at Philiphaugh where Jedforest looked to be running away with the game building up a 26-3 lead, but the fighting Souters staged a remarkable comeback to trail by just four points near the end, but they had to settle for two bonus points as Jed ran out winners 40-34. Highlights here.
Kelso are on top of the BT NL2 table after overcoming previous leaders Cartha Queens Park 24-7, and Peebles gained an important home win over Kirkcaldy to keep them in the hunt for promotion. Meanwhile St Boswells turned the tables on Highland in the long-awaited clash at Jenny Moore’s Ground. After being defeated heavily up north Bozzies took the game 15-10 to upset the league leaders and put them back in the mix for promotion once again.
In the East Leagues there were wins for Berwick and Hawick Harlequins in Division 1, and Hawick Linden in Division 2. Worth also noting that all five Hawick teams – Hawick, Hawick Quins, Hawick Linden, Hawick Wanderers and Hawick PSA – playing today won, something that hasn’t happened in a long time. Congratulations all round.