Melrose win to stay top / Jedforest, Kelso, Peebles & St Boswells all win in National Leagues

It was a ding-dong battle at Malleny Park but BT Premiership league leaders Melrose managed a bonus point win at Currie to stay top of the BT Premiership. Hawick drew with champions Heriot’s at Mansfield Park, but a bad first half display left Gala with too much to do against Ayr at foggy Netherdale, and they had to settle with just a try bonus point. Watch highlights of Gala v Ayr here. Those results together with bottom club Boroughmuir’s 55-17 win against Watsonians, sends Gala down to second last and Hawick back to the foot of the table.

Jedforest consolidated their third place in the BT National league 1 table with a bonus point win at home to Musselburgh, and with Marr and Edinburgh Accies above them also getting bonus wins, and fourth placed Falkirk losing at home to Stewart’s Melville, it looks more and more like the two promotion spots will go to two of the three top teams in that division.

Kelso stay top of NL2 with a good win on the road at Kirkcaldy while Peebles gave their promotion chances a boost with a win at Preston Lodge. St Boswells travelled up to Orkney and claimed a win up there to so their chances the world of good in the third division.

In the East Leagues, there were wins for Berwick, Hawick Harlequins, Earlston and Hawick Linden.