Gytes Gossip

Following Sunday’s success at the Gytes, where they won their own cup, the Peebles Squad travelled down to Poynder Park on Saturday for the Kelso Sevens where, they unfortunately lost to Jed in round 1. Some of the squad then went on to be part of a President’s seven formed due to the withdrawal of Ardrossan Accies.

Also on Saturday the Colts supported by BARC travelled to Riverside Park for the final tournament in the Borders Semi-junior sevens circuit hosted by Jed Thistle. Paired with Hawick Wanderers in round 1 Peebles went out at that stage.

 On Sunday the BSPC Kings of the Sevens pitched up at the Haugh for the Earlston tournament where Peebles were paired with Gala in the first round but went out by 14 - 12.

The club under-16 side, supported by The Courthouse, travelled to Netherdale on Sunday for the Gala Red Triangle sevens where they were defeated by North Berwick in the semi-finals.

Last Wednesday evening the Gytes saw another bumper crowd, this time for the Radio Borders Border League final between Melrose and the holders Selkirk, and, after a pulsating match Melrose emerged triumphant by 20 points to nil – despite Selkirk going close on numerous occasions. The club ran a 50/50 draw which was won by none other than the SRU President Ian McLauchlan who generously donated the prize to Peebles Colts.

Tomorrow the Kings of the Sevens series, sponsored by Borders Solicitors Property Centre, moves on to Philiphaugh for the Selkirk tournament, which has also moved into the spring circuit having formerly been held in the autumn, and where Peebles will face a first round tie against Kelso.

As we move into May the players can now look forward to the Irish tour for which some hard work in organising and fundraising has been done by the players tour committee. Well done guys!

Members are asked to note that the club dinner will be held in the Eastgate clubrooms on Friday May 27th and not the 20th May as shown on the fixture card. Contact Allan Beveridge for tickets.