It was another successful day at the office for Melrose who landed their 11th try bonus win in a row in the BT Premiership against Boroughmuir at Meggetland by 42 points to 33. Bruce Colvine, Gavin Wood, Craig Jackson, Jason Baggott, Patrick Anderson and George Taylor scored the Black & Yellows’ six tries. Picture: Douglas Hardie.
At the other end of the table Hawick finally managed a win in the league. Their comprehensive 36-17 win over Stirling County gave them all five points. Matt Carryer, Keith Davies, Gary Munro and Dom Buckley (with a brace) went over for the five tries for the Greens.
In the local derby in National 1 Jedforest beat Selkirk on the road by 24 points to 15, securing a try bonus when Sean Goodfellow added to his earlier touchdown and scores from Paulo Ferreira and Monty Mitchell. Selkirk’s try scorers were Josh Welsh and Peter Forrest. Watch highlights here. View TV report here.
Elsewhere Gala let a 12 point lead slip at home to Musselburgh, going down 41-29 at Netherdale, while Kelso eventually won a ding-dong battle against Stewart’s Melville 35-30, with the lead changing hands several times. In Division 2 Peebles got the better of Preston Lodge 44-7 while in the third division St Boswells won at Ardrossan by 26 points to 23.
In the East Leagues there were wins for Hawick Harlequins (65-0 v Broughton) and Duns (12-3 at Linlithgow) while in Division 2 Earlston, Langholm and Hawick Linden took victories , with Linden crushing Liberton 116-0.