Premiership: The Sunday Summary (for Saturday 5th March)

Edinburgh Accies battle hard but can't stop Currie Chieftains' winning streak

Andrew McColm scores a try for Selkirk versus GHA. Image: Grant Kinghorn
Andrew McColm scores a try for Selkirk versus GHA. Image: Grant Kinghorn

 

 

  • Neil Armstrong was outstanding in the centre for Edinburgh Accies, as they showed enough against Chieftains at Raeburn Place to suggest that they have a very real chance in their play-off game at Malleny in three weeks’ time, particularly with Matt Walker and Ruari Campbell back in harness.  As Iain Berthinussen said: ‘Somebody has to beat them at some point’. They will, however, need to tighten up in the strike zone and cut out the careless penalties.

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  • An injury time try from Benoit Jouary earned GHA the bonus point win against Selkirk at Philiphaugh which guaranteed them sixth spot in the league and prompted Trevor Carmichael reflect that despite earlier inconsistencies his side are “in a good position moving forward to next season”. It was, however, tense stuff – with centres Charlie Lonergan and Max MacFarlane again stepping manfully up to the plate.

 

 

  • Too many soldiers missing for Jed-Forest against Marr at Riverside – and an apparent dearth in playing depth. Dan Wardrop and Findlay Scott fought hard against the odds up front and Robbie Yourston made a welcome return behind the scrum.

 

  • A tough end to a tough season for Selkirk, losing out to a GHA injury time try. Injuries have been horrendous but an erosion of confidence has, according to Scott Wight been the critical factor — which presumably he plans to pro-actively address during the close season.

 

  • Second home win on the trot for Aberdeen Grammar against Musselburgh at Rubislaw.  A welcome return for skipper Tom Aplin – Craig Shepherd showed his versatility and commitment at scrum-half – Sam Knudson pulled the strings at fly-half – Patrick Mulholland was never far from the action — and Corey Buchan was a force of nature ball-in-hand. A load of pluses which they now need to carry forward to next season.

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