Gytes Gossip

On Saturday Glenrath Farm Eggs sponsored Peebles hosted Selkirk at the Gytes in an RBS Border Regional Cup Qualifier. The match went ahead after a sterling effort to protect the pitch on Friday night and remove the covers on Saturday morning along with some judicious forking to get the water which had accumulated on the covers removed. Thanks go to the ‘Saturday Crew Forkers’ and to first team player Ryan McConnell who made himself available on Friday.

The seconds match was postponed due to player availability problems.

The Colts – supported by BARC – were due to play Melrose Wasps in the Border Semi-Junior League but that fixture fell foul of the weather and was also postponed.

The barmy army of veterans led by the inimitable Jim Currie did travel up to Biggar and despite losing 21-0 had a whale of a time with old friendships renewed and cemented with the odd beer or two after the match – Jim did manage to return in time to play Father Christmas to Shirley’s Gang in the Eastgate clubrooms.

Tomorrow Glenrath Farm Eggs sponsored Peebles are on the road down to Poynder Park for an RBS Regional Cup Qualifier against Kelso – this match also doubles up as a Bookers Wholesale Border League counter. For travelling fans the kick-off is 3:00pm.

The seconds - supported by FIRST XV and – have a home match against Selkirk 2nds  in the Border 2nd XV cup at Hay Lodge – kick-off 2:00pm.

The Colts – supported by BARC – travel to  Hawick for a tricky Border Semi-Junior League match with the PSA. The Colts are aiming for a top 4 finish to get into the national play-offs. Travelling fans should note that the kick-off is 2:00pm.    

 Looking for that special present for the rugby fan in your life – then there is still time to get down to  McGrath’s in the Eastgate where you will be able to buy all sorts of club goodies to fill their stocking!

And finally – the club is still looking for more volunteers and players -  if you want to become involved with the club as a player, as a volunteer or just as a supporter and member, please come along to the clubrooms after a match, or, to the Gytes when the firsts are playing, make yourself known to any committee member (some of us are the guys working on the gate) and you will be made most welcome. For intending players come along to the Gytes on any Tuesday or Thursday night from 7:00pm when training takes place, meet the coaches and players, when again you will find a warm welcome.