With Melrose having beaten us home and away this season we were under no illusion as to the task ahead on Saturday and as we suspected Melrose came out all guns blazing gaining the upper hand in the early stages of the BT Scottish Cup Final. However, once we got in to our stride the game settled down and the first half became a tactical battle with no quarter being given by either side. The 40 th minute proved to be a key turning point in the game with Heriot’s gaining a valuable 3 points and Melrose picking up a yellow card which allowed us to go in to half time with a 1 point lead but more importantly the momentum was firmly in our favour. This was further enhanced when Melrose picked up a second yellow immediately after they had been restored to 15 players early in the second half. Thereafter the boys played a controlled game and ground out a fantastic victory – the 8 point margin reflective of the general play.
Win or lose this has been an outstanding season and we will celebrate with a party back at Goldenacre on Saturday evening – all are welcome.