Rbs Premier 1 Review: Round Ten

This weekend Stirling County made sure that no more movement could be made in or out of the top eight in RBS Premier 1 with a win at Malleny Park on Saturday.

County who now sit in sixth place, crossed the whitewash half a dozen times to Currie’s three, winning, 37-17, tries scored by Alex Moffat (2), Ross Aitken, Graham Lindsey, Stuart Edwards and Sean Kennedy.


Winger, Lindsey, said: "It's a huge relief to be secure in the top eight after a couple of promising performances in recent weeks.

"Now that we are definitely in the top half of the split we are looking to be as successful as possible.

"Recently we have had a lot of belief that we can beat the big clubs and I definitely think we have shown this with strong forward performances, which have matched or bettered our opposition, and a good attacking platform."

Heriot’s also dug deep and put in a match-winning performance as they overcame capital counterparts Boroughmuir, 15-12, at Goldenacre. Although this lifted them to ninth place, there are unfortunately still too many points separating them from eighth-place opponents.

At the top of the table Gala managed to hold pole position with a win over Aberdeen Grammar, 30-17. Also, with this being a Bill McLaren Shield challenge match, they set themselves up nicely to make one final claim for the inaugural engraving on the silverware in a Border derby with Melrose next weekend.

This weekend Melrose managed to beat Edinburgh Accies in a tough encounter at The Greenyards, 29-23, the hosts’ three tries coming from brothers Graham and Alan Dodds.

Elsewhere Ayr just scraped by Hawick at home, 15-13. However it was Hawick captain Bruce McNeil who made the headlines after putting in a performance deserving of a place in an “all-time Hawick XV.”

Finally, Dundee HSFP were the third team to rack up 30 plus points on Saturday, winning 34-8 at Old Anniesland. Like Stirling County they crossed the line on six different occasions, with tries coming from Richie McIver, Harry Duthie, James Fleming, Alan Brown, Tom Seabala and Robbie Lavery.

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