Review of Melrose Game

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A narrow loss to Melrose means we now need two try bonus point wins from our last two fixtures against Currie and Boroughmuir if we have any chance of reaching the top 4 play off positions.

While there was not much between the two teams, Melrose had the better try scoring opportunities and were deserved winners and guaranteeing top spot and a home tie in the Premiership play offs.

Yellow cards at the end of the first half did our cause no good, however, the boys dug in and having been 21 0 down clawed their way back in to the game and with Ross Jones nailing a touchline penalty we at least came away with a losing bonus point which may prove crucial come the reckoning.

The 2nd XV game mirrored the 1st with the boys going behind 22 0 before staging a comeback ultimately losing 22 17. This was the first loss since October and shows how far this group has come.

With 6 Nations matches this week there is yet another break in the season before we welcome Currie to Goldenacre for the last home game of the league campaign on March 3rd. Currie will be looking to sew up a home play off and we need the bonus point win so it has all the hallmarks of a cracking game. Lunch is almost sold out so book quickly to avoid disappointment –

The Heriot’s Business Club is proving to be hugely successful and we are delighted to have cyclist/adventurer/ ultra endurance racer and business ambassador Mark Beaumont speaking at this month’s event on Friday 23 February. Information is on the website