Peebles Reds 106

Leith 2nds 0

Allan Beveridge

at The Gytes

PEEBLES Reds remain in contention for their second-team league title with a comprehensive win over Leith.

The game was played at The Gytes as the 1st team game had been postponed.

Leith who are two places below the Reds in the league have to take some credit in this one sided game.

At no point during the match did their heads drop.

After every Peebles score Leith ran back to the centre line to restart the game - there was no foul play and the game was played in the true spirit of rugby.

Peebles fielded a true Reds team with a number of more mature players, who had some years ago played first team rugby, joining a number of young runners who should be looking to play for the firsts in the years ahead

The front row consisted of the Clark brothers who have not played first team rugby for a number of years.

They seldom train but they are both still good at what they do.

The forwards set up good ball from the set plays and from the loose which allowed Robert Harrison at scrum half and Adam McDonald at stand off to get the backs running freely.

In the second row Roddy Guiney looked good but in need of a game after a five month holiday in New Zealand.

Willie Brown who had not played since early December was prominent in the lineouts and at kick offs.

However it would be wrong to name to many players as this was a real team effort and coach Keith Nisbet and his assistants can be pleased with the team performance.

Roddy Guiney scored three of the tries with Callum Butler also touching down three times.

Neil Hogarth, Graham Hogart, Euan Jackson,Willie Brown and Dan Edwards all scored braces with the other try scorers being Adam Clark, Cameron Thrall, Martin Walker, Robert Harrison and Cameron Pye.

Adam McDonald kicked two conversions and Martin walker one.