Melrose march on but Hawick still winless – Gala lose unbeaten record

Melrose’s incredible domination of the BT Premiership continued yesterday with a 66-10 win over Marr at The Greenyards. Nine tries were scored with four players each getting a brace – Sam Pecqueur, Jason Baggott, Gavin Wood and Nyle Godsmark, with Ruairidh Knott getting the other. That’s seven bonus point wins out of seven for the Black and Yellows. ¬†Hawick continue to struggle though at the other end of the table. They stay bottom with no wins and only 4 bonus points following another crushing defeat, 60-18 at Boroughmuir, who are just one place above them in the table.

In National 1 Gala lost their unbeaten record to Edinburgh Accies in a close game at Netherdale. The unbeaten City side edged the game 16-13 to stay top of the table. Watch the ITV report here. Jedforest move into second spot following their 41-33 win at Aberdeen while Selkirk drop below Gala into fourth place despite beating Kelso with a last minute Steve Hamilton try 24-19 in the game which doubled as a Border League match.

In National 2 Peebles’ home game against Aberdeenshire was postponed while in the league below St Boswells went down at Murrayfield Wanderers 36-25.

In East League 1 all Borders sides posted victories – Berwick, Duns and Hawick Quins – while in Division 2 Earlston, Langholm and Gala YM won with Hawick Linden the only local side to taste defeat.