Melrose 51- 15 Boroughmuir: A tale of two halves

Melrose skpper Grant Runciamn went over from a driven lineout. Picture: SNS
Melrose skpper Grant Runciamn went over from a driven lineout. Picture: SNS
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For a second successive week Melrose topped the half century against Edinburgh opposition after running in nine tries against a Boroughmuir side lacking too many of their front line backs to be effective.

But the Meggetland men deserve credit for holding Melrose to a margin of seven points at half-time, the home side having run in unconverted tries by Ross McCann and Fraser Thomson, scored as former Melrose lock Lewis Carmichael was in the sin-bin.

Boroughmuir, after taking off danger man Sean Kennedy at half-time, then conceded a third try, scored by Sam Pecqueur and converted by Craig Jackson. Teenager Dan Marek crashed over for the visitors’ first try but that provoked Melrose.

Skpper Grant Runciamn went over from a driven lineout and Thomson (2), Pecqueur, and Bruce Colvine (2) all scored, Jackson’s third conversion giving a 46-8 lead. A Lewis Carmichael try converted by Ciaran Whyte, who had kicked his side’s first-half points, gave respite but Melrose ended with Pecqueur sealing his hat-trick.