Rbs Premier 1 Review: Round Eight

Ayr managed to jump up two places this weekend in RBS Premier 1 with a victory over Boroughmuir at Millbrae.

The current Premier Cup champions stepped into third place after defeating the capital side 37-17.

Melrose and Gala made it seven wins from eight as they both recorded home victories.

Gala defended the Bill McLaren Shield for a second time, meaning only two more home wins are required to becomee the first name engraved on the silverware. They defeated Stirling County 39-10.

Melrose however were run close at the Greenyards as Hawick kept them within five points (27-22) providing a very entertaining Border derby for the neutral observer.

Elsewhere Glasgow Hawks gifted their Old Anniesland faithful a much-anticipated win, as they beat Heriot’s 19-13. Aberdeen Grammar also managed to ease past Edinburgh Accies 18-13 at Raeburn Place.

Currie were the sole Edinburgh team to record a victory this weekend as they beat Dundee HSFP at home in a high scoring encounter. The match was all square at half-time, 17-17, but in the second half Currie came out and put in a consistent defensive effort and took their scoring chances when available. The game ended 37-27.