Glenrath Farm Eggs sponsored Peebles travelled into Myreside last Saturday where they met Watsonians in RBS Premier Division 2. The home side which has discovered a rich vein of form recently with fine wins over Hamilton and Whitecraigs were pushed all the way by a Peebles team which knuckled down to the task and were unlucky to leave empty-handed on the end of a 16-6 scoreline. However with other results, including wins for Hillhead and West, Peebles are once again at the foot of the table.
The second XV – supported by FIRST XV and rugbystuff.com – who were due to play Watsonians 3rd XV – in RBS Reserve League East 1- ended up due to play a friendly with Lasswade 2nd XV after the Watsonian fixture was called-off. But after a number of call-offs which pulled players up into the firsts this game was also cancelled. This was unfortunate as Ryan McConnell was due a run-out following a long injury lay-off.
The Colts - supported by BARC were also at home when they meet Gala Wanders in a top of the table clash. In a tight game played in poor conditions the Colts lost narrowly 13-5.
Tomorrow Peebles – sponsored by Glenrath Farm Eggs – are at home - in RBS Premier Division 2 - in the usually fiercely contested local derby with Biggar, now coached by Gary Parker who left Peebles in the close season, adding just a wee bit more spice to the mix. Never short of effort these games are always enjoyed by fans of both sides and are a source of much good-natured banter in the clubhouse afterwards. This match is sponsored by Malcolm, Craig and Garry Thornborrow (Sheep Breeders), the Laureate Society and Mark Sinclair (Gro Green) - the Peebles club is grateful for their support.
The seconds – supported by FIRST XV and rugbystuff.com – have an away fixture against Melrose Knights in RBS Reserve League East 1.
Peebles Colts – supported by BARC – are also on the road – this time to play Kelso ‘Quins in a Border Semi-Junior League fixture.
Tomorrow there will be after match entertainment including a disco later in the evening for players, supporters, members and their guests following the Biggar match.
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.
On Saturday 22nd October the Eastgate clubrooms will be the venue for a coffee morning in aid of Breast Cancer from 10:00am till noon – usual stalls. All members are asked to support this fundraiser for a very worthy cause.