10 talking points from round 5 of the Tennent’s Premiership

Ayr win top of the table clash against Melrose at Millbrae, heartbreak for Edinburgh Accies against Boroughmuir and for Stirling County against Heriot's

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Stirling County prop Murphy Walker tries to find his way past Heriot's scrum-half Andrew Simmers ***Image: Bryan Robertson - www.dakota-transformation.com ***


  • It was, however, much tighter than the scoreline suggests and whilst Robert Chrystie did rue a couple of missed scoring opportunities, he had absolutely no complaints about the 4-1 pro-player differential – and, no doubt, feels Melrose showed enough to suggest that the result might very well be reversed at the Greenyards on 15th December.


  • There was only a conversion in it at Bridgehaugh, and Heriot’s were maybe lucky to get away with it – but you can sometimes make your own luck – exactly what Callum Marshall did with his desperate, last ditch, injury time tackle on Ratu Tagive – earning four points which Phil Smith had already given up as lost.








  • Not a great afternoon for Hawick at Myreside – but there is no point in banging on about Hawick boys playing for Watsonians. That, unfortunately, is the way of things nowadays – energy needs, instead, to be totally focused upon the very real problems that this once great club is now facing.

Tennent’s Premiership: clinical Chieftains crush half-hearted Hawks

Tennent’s Premiership: rampant Watsonians pile more misery on Hawick

Tennent’s Premiership: Cannie clinches it late for Boroughmuir against Accies

Tennent’s Premiership: Ayr defeat Melrose in battle of the titans

Tennent’s Premiership: Marshall’s last-ditch heroics give Heriot’s the edge over Stirling