With valuable league points on offer the game against Boroughmuir on Friday night was always going to be a tense affair and having let the game slip away last week this was the ideal opportunity to wipe out the mistakes and get our campaign back on track.
Boroughmuir were desperate to gain revenge over the Charity Shield loss and certainly proved they will be there or thereabouts come the reckoning, however, we cut out the sloppy errors and were able to harness the power of the forwards with the slick handling of the backs running out deserved 23 v 14 winners. Special mention to Robert Kay who scored his first try on his first start for the club – many more to come.
While this was a step up we will need to improve again against a powerful Melrose team who will be well prepared for our visit to the Greenyards on Saturday.
The mighty 2s moved to the top of their league with a controlled second half performance beating Boroughmuir 24 12. After a frustratingly scrappy first half in which both sides struggled to find any fluency and down 9 v 7, we gained an element of control, scoring two excellent tries which sets us up nicely for a top of the table clash against Melrose.
Congratulations to the Scotland team on a hard fought but well deserved victory over Samoa – onwards and upwards.