10 talking points from round 3 of the Tennent’s Premiership

Ayr, Heriot's and Melrose pick up full points, while pressure builds at bottom of the table

Ayr v Stirling
Image courtesy: George McMillan




  • Boroughmuir were hardly convincing in what was (for the spectators) a thoroughly enjoyable game against Glasgow Hawks at Balgray. Their ball retention was poor and they struggled at times with their focus – but they found a way to win, though they left it very late – and they were assisted in no small degree by what appeared to be a pretty marginal call from the referee.





  • After their difficult afternoon at the Greenyards last week, Glasgow Hawks put a huge shift in against Boroughmuir – but no luck and a quetionable refereeing decision in injury time consigned them to their third defeat.  They showed enough, however, to suggest that they might break their duck at Mansfield this week.


  • A reality check for Edinburgh Accies against Heriots – but assistant coach Mark Appleson is right – they cannot let one bad score define their season. They are, however, at the Greenyards on Saturday, and would be well advised  to ensure that Derek O’Riordan’s bouncy castle is fully inflated beforehand.