18 Feb 2017
A strong first half performance and a half time lead of 27-0 pretty much put Saturdays game to bed . Hawick had a torrid day with their medical team being run off their feet with some nasty looking injuries and a list of visits to the BGH. I hope their injured players are all ok and able to resume playing soon. During that first 40 minutes there was some very pleasing aspects to our game as we now head into the business end of the season. In rugby term there are still some mountains to climb with some very big days ahead, so prepare yourselves FOR;
4th March--cup quarter final v Heriots at the Greenyards-- winners reward will be a home semi final versus Stirling or Boroughmuir on the 24th March
1st April, Home BT Premiership semi final at the Greenyards
8th April MELROSE SEVENS
The task ahead is now clear in so much as we need at least 1 point from our postponed fixture at Stirling to finish the season top of the 18 game campaign. The playoff games are 1 v 4 and 2 v 3 with the highest remaining seed hosting the final on the 15th April so lots still to play for.
Meanwhile we have a number of players hoping to be involved with the Club International side this Friday, once the team is announced we will send the clubs/supporters best wishes to all those selected. We are also looking forward to Fridays trip to Riverside (7.30 ko) to take on Jed in the Border League. We will select a very young team to represent the club and we all look forward to witnessing another step in their development. It will be a tough ask as Jed are having a very good season and are still in the hunt for a promotion playoff place against as we now know Hawick. No doubt they also have their own Border League ambitions to pursue so our players have a challenge to meet and are excited to be given the opportunity.
Last but by no means least a big thanks goes to our catering team on Saturday who served over 140 guests with a wonderful carvery. A very successful day indeed.