Last Saturday Hillhead Jordanhill were the visitors to the Gytes for an RBS Premier Division 2 fixture – sponsored by former Peebles stalwart Dr Robbie Cumming and a group of friends, and by the Class of 83-85. Glenrath Farm Eggs Peebles – showing some changes from last week were up to the task and despite causing a few bouts of excessive heart rate among their faithful fans won by 22 points to 19 – courtesy of young Neil Warnock from his try, conversion and five penalty goals – needless to say he was voted Peebles man-of-the-match.
The second XV – supported by FIRSTXV and rugbystuff.com – travelled down to Riverside Park to play Jedforest A in RBS Reserve League East 1. A win by 47-10 was ample revenge for last season’s heavy defeat also it allows the seconds to stay in touch with the leaders at the top of the table.
The Colts – supported by BARC – were at Hay Lodge Park to face Hawick PSA - in the Borders Semi-Junior League and eventually ran out 31-3 winners to maintain their challenge at the top of the table.
Tomorrow in RBS Premier Division 2 - Glenrath Farm Eggs sponsored Peebles travel into Myreside to face a Watsonian side which has discovered a rich vein of form recently with fine wins over Hamilton and Whitecraigs. Peebles will have their work cut out to come back with the points but with recent home victories to boost confidence, hopes are high of a favourable result.
The second XV – supported by FIRST XV and rugbystuff.com - are at home to Watsonians 3rd XV – what chance of a double for the Gytes men? This game to be played at Hay Lodge with a 3:00pm ko.
The Colts - supported by BARC are also at home when they meet Gala Wanders also at home in a top of the table clash, the match kicking off at 3:00pm.
On Saturday a large and boisterous crowd filled the clubrooms for ‘The Big One’ when Scotland faced ‘The Auld Enemy’ England in Auckland at 8:30 am but they were to be disappointed as England manufactured a try for Chris Ashton – the ultimate finisher – in the dying minutes to deny the Scots a victory that on the balance of play they just about deserved. So Scotland exit the World Cup at the pool stage for the first time - due in the main to our inability to get the ball across the try-line.
A final reminder that membership is due now. Renewal forms can be had from the bar – members who have not renewed should do so now. Those not renewing will have to be signed in as guests in order to use the clubroom bars.
For those fans of traditional Scottish music the Peebles Accordion and Fiddle club meets in the Eastgate clubrooms at 7:00 on the last Thursday of the month – starting on 27th October. The November meeting will be on the 24th.