Scottish Hydro Cup And Shield Finalists Decided

The final of the Scottish Hydro Cup will be contested between Melrose – making their third successive appearance at this exalted stage of the competition – and Ayr, Scotland’s champion club.

Melrose disposed of Currie 31-8 at the Greenyards with centre James King scoring two of their four tries, while over at Millbrae, Ayr were booking their place in the final for the first time courtesy of an injury time try from stand-off Frazier Climo as they eclipsed cup holders Heriot’s 23-14.

 

Melrose's James King brushes off the challenge of Currie's Richard Snedden 

 

In all, it will be Melrose’s fifth final – on Saturday 24 April at Murrayfield – having won two and lost two of their previous trips to the international pitch.

The Scottish Hydro Shield Final will pit Greenock Wanderers – who were losing finalists in the Bowl in 2005 – against Lasswade.

Greenock defeated Dalziel 30-16 and Lasswade saw off Whitecraigs 14-10 in the weekend’s semi-finals.

In quarter-final action in the Scottish Hydro Regional Bowl, Duns were rewarded for their long journey to Orkney as they won 11-10 against the islanders.  They will now face North Berwick in their semi-final this Saturday, the East Lothian team having beaten Mackie 39-13 in Stonehaven.