Gytes Gossip

Glenrath Farm Eggs sponsored Peebles broke their duck in RBS Premier Division 2 on Saturday with a hard fought 12-11 victory against Kelso in what was a tense and very finely balanced match. Neil Warnock with three successful penalties and a drop goal was the hero of the hour for Peebles but it was the hard working Adam Clark who caught the eye of the visiting committee to be named the home side’s man-of-the-match.
 
The seconds – supported by FIRST XV and rugbystuff.com – were in RBS Reserve League East 1 action against Murrayfield Wanderers at Hay Lodge and they also got their league campaign up and running with a 26-0 victory much to the delight of coaches Adam Moffat and Stuart Tait. 
 
The Colts – supported by BARC – met high-flying Melrose Wasps in the Border Semi-junior league at Peebles High School but it was the home side which was buzzing to sting the visitors with a 10-5 scoreline.

Sunday’s under-16 game at Kelso was called off as Peebles could not raise a team due to the number of injuries affecting the squad.

Tomorrow Glenrath Farm Eggs sponsored Peebles are on the road down to Riverside Park where a rejuvenated Jedforest – currently lying in third place in RBS Premier Division 2 and enjoying a purple patch of form – await them. This will be a tough game but having got the ‘losing monkey’ off their backs Peebles can travel with just a wee bit more confidence to a ground which in recent seasons has seen them return with the points.

The second XV – supported by FIRST XV and rugbystuff.com – have another home game when Edinburgh Accies 3 are the visitors to Hay Lodge park – ko 3:00pm.

The Colts – supported by BARC – face a tricky journey down to Wilton Park where they face Hawick Wanderers – formerly coached by Gerry McGuinness – in the Border Semi-junior League.

On Saturday morning Peebles High School teams from years S1 thru S3 play their counterparts from Kelso High School at Kelso – kick-off is 9:45am for travelling fans.

The under-16 side is due to face Hawick Albion at Hay Lodge on Sunday with a 1:00pm kick-off.

Tomorrow the Eastgate Clubrooms will be venue for a fundraising coffee morning by Tweeddale Rovers FC – your support will be most welcome. Why not come along and take in the New Zealand v France world cup game along with your coffee. 

Sunday sees a ‘big breakfast’ in the clubrooms as Scotland face Argentina in the Rugby World Cup with a certain place in the quarter finals the prize for the winner. The match will be shown on the big screen kick off 8:30am our time – doors open at 8:00am – get down early to bag your seat.

Next Saturday morning is ‘The Big One’ when Scotland face ‘The Auld Enemy’ England in Auckland 8:30 am our time – note the time. The mini section is putting on breakfast that day from 8:00am and all members are urged to come out and support the minis, watch the game on the big screen and really create an atmosphere in the clubrooms. Contact any minis coach for further details of this event. All things tartan welcome, no vuvuzelas, but we do not have a ban on bagpipes.