Melrose stun Gala in derby – Hawick close to upset at Ayr – Jedforest move into second in NL1

There were some sensational scorelines this afternoon, but top-billing must go to Melrose who sensationally dismantled arch rivals Gala at the Greenyards with a 57-17 win to keep them at the top of the BT Premiership table.  Watch highlights here.  Watch TV report here. Ayr stay second and will play Melrose next week but today they beat Hawick 44-41, one week after defeating Gala.  Hawick raced to a big 21 points lead at Millbrae but back came Ayr to sneak the victory at the death.

Jedforest move to second in the National 1 table after beating GHA 31-21 with a bonus point win, and taking advantage of Edinburgh Accies’ defeat at Marr to leapfrog them. Edinburgh Accies scored losing bonus and try bonus points in their 27-24 loss at Marr, who are the new leaders.  Selkirk posted a good 32-16 win at Musselburgh to end the day in sixth spot.

In Division 2 Kelso won again to cement their position at the top of the table with a victory at Preston Lodge while Peebles beat their local rivals Biggar at Hartreemill.  In Division 3 St Boswells got a good victory in NL3 at Haddington.

In the East Leagues there were wins for Hawick Harlequins, Berwick and Hawick Linden, with the latter’s win over Gala YM also counting as a Border Shield fixture.