It was cold, it was wet, it was windy, it was intense. There was no quarter asked and none given in this hugely attritional affair with both teams deserving massive credit for their efforts in really challenging conditions. Melrose nicked it by the odd penalty taking the McLaren Shield in the process.
With the wind swirling round Goldenacre there was greater emphasis on ball retention and keeping it tight over limited opportunities to move the ball wide. Maybe not one for the armchair viewer but nonetheless compelling watching for the hardy souls who braved the elements.
In order to put pressure on fifth place Currie we now need a positive result away against a Stirling team who will be desperate to move clear of the relegation play off zone – more nail biting stuff at Bridgehaugh this Saturday.
In weather news and according to our Carol it looks to be taking a turn for the better this week with no rain forecast so hopefully we will complete the season on a relatively dry pitch which will benefit open attractive rugby, so get yourselves along to support the boys. Kick off 15:00.