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Sport in brief: All-Edinburgh final in Scottish Schools cup

GEORGE Watson’s College and Merchiston will contest the final of the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools Under 18 Cup at Murrayfield a week on Thursday.

At Inverleith, Stewart’s-Melville College came agonisingly close to victory but, ultimately, Watson’s forward strength decided the tie.

Stewart’s-Melville led 17-15 at the break with tries from winger Scott Murchie (2) and full back Ryan Frost and a conversion from Scott Docherty to tries for the Myresiders by props Mike Gillespie and Dougald Berisford and stand-off Adam Hastings. Watson’s added second-half tries by Berisford and wing Ben Robbins and a penalty from Hastings, Stewart’s-Melville scoring through wing Jamie Batho,

At Mayfield, a strong second half gave Merchiston a 33-0 win over Dundee High School. Merchiston had a 9-0 interval lead from three penalties by full-back Gavin Parker. But, in the second half, a hat-trick of tries by No.8 Magnus Bradbury and a touchdown from Parker, who kicked two conversions, gave the Colinton side a comfortable win.

TENNIS

Czech out the doubles

TOMAS Berdych and Radek Stepanek gave the Czech Republic a narrow lead in the Davis Cup final in Prague when they beat Spain’s Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 3-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-3.

Berdych, pictured, will take on David Ferrer and Stepanek faces Nicolas Almagro in today’s decisive singles matches.

HOCKEY

Derby win for Inverleith

INVERLEITH moved into fourth place in the men’s first division with a comfortable 5-1 win over Edinburgh neighbours Watsonians, with goals from Adam McKenzie (2), John Harris, Andrew Sinclair and Tom Cousins.

Glynhill Kelburne moved to the top of the table with a five-goal mauling of Western Wildcats, Jonny Christie (2), Alan Forsyth, Ben Peterson and Ed Greaves on target for the champions. Elsewhere, PSL Clydesdale beat AAM Gordonians 4-0 at Titwood.

n Cala Edinburgh’s run of good results in the women’s league came to an end when they went down 4-2 to champions Grove Menzieshill on Tayside. Inverleith claimed their first points in the top flight with a narrow 3-2 win over Grange.

BASKETBALL

Rocking the West Country

GLASGOW Rocks’ back-to-back weekend down south got off to a winning start last night as they won 97-84 at Plymouth Raiders.

Having been in front most of the game, Rocks still only led 79-76 with four minutes remaining but an 18-8 run ensured the Glasgow outfit a third straight BBL win.

Rocks’ Great Britain international Kieron Achara, who hardly missed a shot all game, led all scorers with 23 points. Plymouth’s Michael Ojo had 22 points.

 

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