- Melrose are [league] champions – and worthy ones at that. Powerful upfront against Heriots – and slick behind. “We set out to put in a decent performance and win the league, and we did that today,” was how Robert Chrystie saw it – no more, no less – but with bigger fish still left to fry.
- ‘Roosters’ and ‘feather dusters’ at Malleny as high-flying Currie Chieftains shot themselves in the foot big style against a dogged Marr side. Chieftains now need to beat Heriots at Goldenacre to be sure of home advantage in the play-offs.
- Watsonians’ fine run of form continued against Boroughmuir – but they needed to work hard – fighting back from 15-0 down at half time, with Rory Drummond leading the charge, to ensure almost definite qualification for the play-offs.
- Millbrae bid fond farewell to three fine club men in Calum Forrester, George Hunter and Scott Sutherland in what was a case of ‘job done’ for Ayr against Hawick. Hardly a vintage performance but a real cracker of a game – and the play-offs now surely well within their grasp.
- Ross Jones’ awesome touchline penalty in injury time at the Greenyards gave Heriots a dog’s chance of making the play-offs – but that is all it is – a function of vexatious inconsistency throughout the season.
- A much-needed bonus point win for Stirling County over Glasgow Hawks. Peter Jericevich feels they have turned a corner – but that proposition will be severely tested in their two remaining league fixtures away to Marr and Melrose – before their cup semi-final against Hawick.
- A brave effort by Hawick at Millbrae – but no cigar – and Marr’s unexpected win at Currie was very bad news – rendering automatic relegation a distinct possibility. A huge final game at home to Melrose looms large.
- More heart break for Boroughmuir against Watsonians – but they do look more than capable of bringing home the bacon against Hawks on 3rd March.
Six players added to Scotland squad ahead of Calcutta Cup clash