A delayed roundup of last weekend’s premier 1 matches. Things are getting tight at the top as Hawks beat Dundee, Melrose got the win they had needed and every top half team is ravenously hunting for a top four spot rumoured to earn the highest placed teams a station in next years British and Irish Cup. Of course this is all supposition right now. Something that is true, however, is that Watsonians are staring into the relegation abyss after losing to Selkirk. It could come to the wire between them and fellow strugglers Accies but with two of their remaining games against Melrose and Hawks, things aren’t looking good for the men in maroon.
Here are Saturday’s results:
Selkirk 34-14 Watsonians
Selkirk: Harkness, Hendrie, Cassidy, Nixon, Jones; Craig, McVie; Patterson, Grieve, Taylor, Aglen, Willet, Darling, Johnston, Renwick.
Replacements Used: Clappeton, Forrest, Smyth, Murray, Tomlinson.
Watsonians: Forbes, Rowe, Brown, McKee, Learmonth; Ker, Blackwood; Scott, Turnbull, Coertze, Grant, Weizman, Callander, Fedo, Dennis.
Replacements Used: Hart, Main, Masson, Trotter, Somerville.
Selkirk Tries: Craig, Jones (2), Johnston. Con: Cassidy (4). Pen: Cassidy (2).
Watsonians Tries: Ker, Somerville. Con: Ker, Forbes.
SRB Man of the Match: Gavin Craig
West of Scotland 33-49 Heriot’s
West of Scotland: M Sim; A Park, R Dalgleish, J Kerr, S Hunter; B Wright, G Taylor; C Hastie, G Bulloch, C Johnston, M Jenkinson, R McAlpine, J Walker, D Young G Fisken.
Replacements Used: D McKenna.
Heriot’s: C Goudie; J Alston, P Saunders, R Mill, M Nimmo; G Rutherford, G Wilson; A Dymock, F Gillies, W Blacklock, P O’Connor, C Osazuwa, J Hill, S Dewar, J Syme.
Replacements Used: S Burnett, M Welch, S Johnson, A Douglas.
West of Scotland Tries – Johnston, Sim, Fisken, Dalgleish, Hastie. Cons – Sim 4.
Heriot’s Tries – Goudie 2, Syme, Alston, Dewar, Nimmo. Cons – Wilson 4, Rutherford 1. Pens – Wilson 2, Rutherford.
SRB Man of the Match: Mark Jenkinson
Stewart’s Melville 3-38 Boroughmuir
Stewart’s Melville: R Borthwick, M Doneghan, H Lingard, C Marshall, C Williams, R Grant, S Ker, J Charles, S Blackwood, A Statham, J Robertson, A Lean, A Fraser, F Lamont, B Tweedie.
Replacements Used: A Duncan, C Mackintosh, R Primrose, A Cox.
Boroughmuir: E Mills, R Cairns, M Clapperton, J Fish, T Bury, G Blackhall, C Cusiter, F Lait, S McMurchy, B Ross, N Patrick, G Scott, E Matheson, P Cronin, J Doubleday.
Replacements Used: N Fraser, J Va’a, M Stalley, M Hare, S McGee.
Stewart’s Melville Pen: Ker.
Boroughmuir Tries: Penalty, Doubleday, Matheson, Cairns, Cusiter, Mills. Cons: Blackhall (4).
SRB Man of the Match: Jamie Doubleday
Dundee HSFP 32-33 Glasgow Hawks
Dundee HSFP: A Horton; M Smith, H Duthie, R Lemon, J Fleming; C Ferguson, A Dymock; N Dymock, J Clark, A Brown, C Cumming, R Cessford, S McKee, G Ryan, D Levison.
Replacements Used: D Russell, D Young, E Grewar, S Dreyer, B Jones.
Glasgow Hawks: A White; R Hair, M Adamson, G Harkness, C Gossman; D Weir, P Jericevich; G Strain, J Maclay, J Stafford, C Harvey, M Whittleston, R McKay, G Oomman, G Strang.
Replacements Used: R Hamilton, E Morrison, K Gossman.
Dundee HSFP Tries – Levison, Fleming, A Dymock. Cons – Fleming, Jones 2. Pens – Jones 2.
Glasgow Hawks Tries – Whittleston 2, Jericevich. Cons – Weir 3. Pens – Weir 4.
SRB Man of the Match: Duncan Weir
Melrose 34-13 Edinburgh Accies
at The Greenyards
Melrose: F Thomson; C Anderson, J Murray, J King, B Allen; S Wight, S McCormick; K Cooney, W Mitchell, N Beavon, S Johnson, G Elder, J Dalziel, N McTaggart, R Miller.
Replacements Used: L Gibson, A Gillie, T Miskelly, R Chrystie, A Dodds.
Edinburgh Accies: S Moffat; D Rattray, G Douglas, S Wilson, M Coupar; R Bonner, R Sampson; S Patience, D Cherry, L Niven, E Stuart, G Campbell, R Snape, T Drennan, D Teague.
Replacements Used: D McLeod, N Miller, M Liness, M Campbell, R Browne.
Melrose Tries – Thomson (2), Allen, Beavon, Anderson.Pen – King. Cons – Wight, King (2).
Edinburgh Accies Try – Rattray. Con – Douglas. Pens – Douglas (2).
SRB Man of the Match: Fraser Thomson
Reports by me could be thin and slim for the next two weeks as I will be away in Ireland from Friday this week for B &I Cup duties (I’m sure Munster won’t be that good…) and then from Wednesday the week after for the Club International match, but Rory, Gregor and Al should have plenty of stuff on the ‘Auld Enemy’ and our last 6N match against Ireland. Here’s hoping we can sent the wooden spoon to Rome!