- A great game at Fullarton Park. Two tries against Jed for unsung stalwart Mackenzie Pearce – and a comfortable bonus point win for Marr – who can now have their name inscribed on the Bill McLaren Shield.
- An absolutely miserable afternoon at Malleny – but Currie Chieftains played the conditions well – and did just as much as they needed to do to dismiss GHA‘s somewhat prosaic challenge.
- Three in a row for Hawick with their bonus point win over Musselburgh at Mansfield. They maybe fell off the pace a bit either side of half time – but they were never in danger and Andrew Mitchell looked very sharp.
- Aberdeen Grammar got the result they badly needed in difficult conditions against Edinburgh Accies at Newfield. More control up front – and much improved defence. ‘Winning ugly’ was how Ali O’Connor saw it – and maybe so – but they kept themselves well in the hunt for one of the play off slots.
This weekend’s Tennent’s Premiership reports:
- Narrow margins for Glasgow Hawks against Selkirk at Balgray – but in the end it just did not go the way they would have liked – in a game marred by a pernickety referee.
- Calum Forrester was maybe right when he suggested that Chieftains were flattered by the 40 points they scored against GHA – but they did take their chances – something which the Glasgow side assuredly failed to do. Territory is all well and good – but you still need to throw the odd punch.
- Edinburgh Accies failed to adapt to the difficult conditions in their first ‘home’ game of the season – which was played at Newfield rather than at Raeburn Place. They fought hard – but their game management was poor – and will need to improve dramatically before their hugely important visit from Jed next week.
- With their persisting injury list Jed-Forest could not have realistically expected to take much from their match away to Marr – so they must have been reasonably pleased with their spirited resistance. No yellow cards – and no more injuries – but they still need to find a way of winning ball.
- A brave rearguard effort from Musselburgh earned them a valuable losing bonus point against Hawick at Mansfield – but another tough game next week at home to Marr.