Rbs Premier 1 Review: Round Six

It was a weekend of home advantage wins on Saturday as every team playing on their own turf recorded a victory in RBS Premier 1.

League leaders and 2010/11 champions Melrose continued their bid to defend the top flight silverware with a sixth win on the trot.

However, it didn’t come easily for Melrose at the Greenyards as fourth placed Boroughmuir kept the score within two points and missed a late penalty which could have sung the balance; the game finished 24-22.

 

Image compliments of Douglas Hardy and Melrose RFC
It was a weekend of home advantage wins on Saturday as every team playing on their own turf recorded a victory in RBS Premier 1.

League leaders and 2010/11 champions Melrose continued their bid to defend the top flight silverware with a sixth win on the trot.

However, it didn’t come easily for Melrose at the Greenyards as fourth placed Boroughmuir kept the score within two points and missed a late penalty which could have sung the balance; the game finished 24-22.

Melrose head coach, Craig Chalmers, said: “It’s fantastic to get a sixth win this season, but it didn’t come easy on Saturday.

“Boroughmuir came out strong and though they only scored one try they took the chances that were given to them. Also we were predictable in attack.”

Following their slow start to the season whereby they lost their three opening matches, Currie, managed a third win in three weeks beating Edinburgh counterparts Heriot’s 38-6, while Gala climbed up another place in the league working their way into second place as well as defending the Bill McLaren Shield for the first weekend at Netherdale. They beat Dundee HSFP 16-9.

Elsewhere a lively Stirling County side managed to record a confident win over Aberdeen Grammar, winning 30-20, while Hawks and Hawick continued their struggle for wins losing to Ayr (17-5) and Accies (25-0) respectively.

For all the weekend’s results, forthcoming fixtures and current standings click here.